Rodríguez, A., Arcos, J.M., Bretagnolle, V., Dias, M.P., Holmes, N.D., Louzao, M., Provencher, J., Raine, A.F., Ramírez, F., Rodríguez, B., Ronconi, R.A.,  Taylor, R.S., Bonnaud, E., Borrelle, S.B., Cortéz V., …. et al. 2019. Future Directions in Conservation Research on Petrels and Shearwaters. Frontiers in Marine Science6, p.94.

Provencher J.F., Borrelle S.B., Sherley R.B., Avery-Gomm S., Hodum P., Bond A., Major H.L., McCoy K.D., Crawford R., Merkel F., Votier S., Reynolds M., Hatfield J., Spatz D., Mallory M.L. 2019. Chapter 7: Seabirds. In World Seas, Volume III: Ecological Issues and Environmental Impacts. CRC Sheppard (ed.). Elsevier, Inc.; Cambridge, MA, USA.

Borrelle, S.B., Provencher, J.F. and Ngata, T. 2019. How seabirds and Indigenous Science can illustrate the legacies of plastic pollution. In Plastic Legacies: Persistence, pollution, and politics. Eds. Ian Shaw, Trisia Farrally, Sy Taffel. Athabasca University Press – in press.

Ocean Conservancy | January 2019 | “No silver bullet solution to plastic pollution”


Avery-Gomm, S., Borrelle, S.B. & Provencher, J.F. 2018. Linking plastic ingestion research with marine wildlife conservation. Science of the Total Environment, 637-638, pp 1492-1495

The Conversation | July 2018 | “Plastic poses biggest threat to seabirds in New Zealand waters, where more breed than elsewhere

New Zealand Herald | June 2018 | “Plastic pollution: Has our action come too late?

New Zealand Herald | June 2018 | “Plastic Pollution: Why tragic photographs aren’t enough

National Geographic | April 2018 |Turn the Plastic tide – for seabirds, the environment and human health


Borrelle, S.B., Rochman, C., Liboiron, M, Bond, A.L., Lusher, A., Bradshaw, H., and Provencher, J.F. 2017. Why we need an international agreement on marine plastic pollution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 114(38), 9994-9997. [Featured in Mother Jones Magazine March 2018]

Borrelle, S.B and Fletcher, A., 2017. Will drones reduce investigator disturbance to surface-nesting seabirds? Marine Ornithology, 45, pp.89-94. 

Taking Flight | Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Seminar 2017, Auckland Museum, Auckland, Aotearoa: Invited speaker ‘Seabirds at-sea: facing marine threats to seabirds’


Provencher, J., Bond, A., Avery-Gomm, S., Borrelle, S.B, Rebolledo, E.B., Hammer, S., Kühn, S., Lavers, J., Mallory, M., Trevail, A. and van Franeker, J., 2016. Quantifying ingested debris in marine megafauna: a review and recommendations for standardization. Analytical Methods.

Borrelle, S.B., Boersch-Supan, P., Gaskin, C.P., & Towns, D.R. 2016. Influences on recovery of seabirds to islands eradicated of invasive predators, with a focus on Procellariiformes. Oryx PDF

Borrelle, S.B., Frielick, S., Asshoff, R., & Leuzinger, S. 2016. The Global Change app: the creative transformation of scientific research. In Handbook of Research on Mobile Devices and Applications in Higher Education Settings, Editors: Laura Briz-Ponce, Juan Antonio Juanes-Méndez & Francisco José García-Peñalvo. IGI Global, Hershy, PA. PDF

Towns, D.R., Borrelle, S.B., Thoresen, J., Buxton, R.T., and Evans, A. 2016. Mercury Islands and their role in understanding seabird island restoration.  New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 40(2): 235-249.

Buxton, R. T., Jones, C. J., Lyver, P. O. B., Towns, D. R., & Borrelle, S. B. (2016). Deciding when to lend a helping hand: a decision-making framework for seabird island restoration.  Biodiversity and Conservation, 25(3), 467-484


Borrelle, S.B., Buxton, R.T, Jones, H.P. and Towns, D.R. 2015. A GIS-based decision making approach for prioritizing seabird management following predator eradication.  Restoration Ecology, 23(5), 580-587

Jarvis, R. M., Borrelle, S.B., Bollard-Breen, B., and Towns, D. R. 2015. Conservation, mismatch, and the research-implementation gap. Pacific Conservation Biology 21(2) 105-107

Borrelle, S.B., Leuzinger, S., Frielick, S., Cusens, J. and Lawrence, G. 2015. The Global Change app. A teaching tool for connecting the global carbon and water cycles through the stomata of plants & describes how human activities influence these cycles  | Freely available from the iTunes and Google Play stores, and is also for your computer.

Forest & Bird. 2014. New Zealand Seabirds: Important Bird Areas and Conservation. The Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand PDF


2018-2020 David H. Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the project “Mitigating oceanic plastic pollution: modeling inputs and interventions to identify effective reduction strategies”

2017-2019 SESYNC Pursuit  Co-lead for the pursuit “Mitigating oceanic plastic pollution: modeling inputs, interventions and future scenarios to direct mitigation strategies for achieving measurable improvements to marine ecosystems”

2014-2017 Pro-Vice Chancellor’s Doctoral Scholarship, Auckland University of Technology


ICCB (International Congress for Conservation Biology) 2017, Cartagena, Colombia: Oral Presentation: ‘Estimating population level impacts of anthropogenic at-sea threats to seabirds’

International Albatross and Petrel Conference, 2016, Barcelona, Spain: Oral Presentation: ‘Influences on recovery of Procellariiformes to islands eradicated of invasive predators’.

International Albatross and Petrel Conference, 2016, Barcelona, Spain: Poster: “Room for improvement: Spatial, taxonomic, and methodological gaps in seabird plastic ingestion research”. (Award: runner up for best poster).

Society for Conservation Biology Oceania, 2016, Brisbane, Australia: Oral Presentation: “Room for improvement: Spatial, taxonomic, and methodological gaps in seabird plastic ingestion research”.

Birds New Zealand AGM, 2016, Napier, New Zealand: Oral Presentation: “Spectral response of pohutukawa to seabird nutrient inputs”

World Seabird Conference, 2015, Cape Town, South Africa: Oral Presentation: “Are we rearranging the deck-chairs on the Titanic: unraveling marine threats to seabirds”.

World Environmental Education Congress, 2015, Gothenburg, Sweden: Oral Presentation: “The Global Change App: Engaging learners through the creative transformation of scientific research.”

Student Conference on Conservation Science, 2014, Brisbane, Australia: Oral Presentation: “GIS-based decision tools to inform seabird island restoration”

Society for Conservation Biology Conference, 2014, Suva, Fiji: Pre-Conference Workshop: “Bridging the research implementation gap

Society for Conservation Biology Conference, 2014, Suva, Fiji: Oral Presentation: “Enhancing community-led restoration of seabird driven systems

EcoTas 2013, Auckland, New Zealand: Poster: “Post-eradication recovery of seabirds to islands in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand”


Forest and Bird | 2018 Invited seminar | Plastic pollution: a global biodiversity crisis (video)

2018 | Across all realms: sea, land & air, Northern New Zealand Seabird Trust Seminar at the New Zealand Maritime Museum: Invited speaker “Seabirds in the Anthroplasticene’

2017 | Taking Flight: Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Seminar, Auckland Museum, Akarana, Aotearoa: Invited speaker ‘Seabirds at-sea: facing marine threats to seabirds’

2016 | Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, Sheffield University, U.K. ‘Influences on recovery of seabirds to islands eradicated of invasive predators’

2015 | Department of Biological Science and institute for the study of the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy, Northern Illinois University, IL, USA. ‘Marine threats to seabirds’

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