Jones, H. P., Borrelle, S. B., & Rankin, L. L. (2022). Land–sea linkages depend on macroalgal species, predator invasion history in a New Zealand archipelago. Restoration Ecology, e13798. PDF

Fuller, S. & Ngata, T. & Borrelle, S. B. & Farrelly, T., (2022) “Plastics pollution as waste colonialism in Te Moananui”, Journal of Political Ecology 29(1), p.534–560. doi:

Helm, L. T., Murphy, E. L., McGivern, A., & Borrelle, S. B. (2022). Impacts of Plastic Waste Management Strategies. Environmental Reviews, 31: 42–62 (2023).

McGill, B. M., Borrelle, S. B., Wu, G. C., Ingeman, K. E., Koch, J. B. U., & Barnd, N. B. (2022). Words are monuments: Patterns in US national park place names perpetuate settler colonial mythologies including white supremacy. People and Nature4(3): 683-700.

Murphy, E. L., Bernard, M., Iacona, G., Borrelle, S. B., Barnes, M., McGivern, A., … & Gerber, L. R. (2022). A decision framework for estimating the cost of marine plastic pollution interventions. Conservation Biology36(2), e13827.

M Peryman, R Cumming, T Farrelly, T Ngata, S Fuller, S Borrelle. (2022). Plastic Pollution and Waste Colonialism.


United Nations Environment Programme (2021). From Pollution to Solution. A global assessment of marine litter and plastic pollution Nairobi. Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee.

Murphy, E. L., Bernard, M., Iacona, G., Borrelle, S. B., Barnes, M., McGivern, A., … & Gerber, L. R. (2021). A decision framework for estimating the cost of marine plastic pollution interventions. Conservation Biology (open access).

Farrelly, T. A., Borrelle, S. B., & Fuller, S. (2021). The Strengths and Weaknesses of Pacific Islands Plastic Pollution Policy Frameworks. Sustainability13(3), 1252.

Borrelle, S.B., Provencher, J.F., and Ngata, T. 2021. How seabirds and Indigenous science can illustrate the legacies of plastic pollution. In Plastic Legacies, Eds. Trisia Farrelly, Ian Shaw, and Sy Taffel. Athabasca University Press.


Borrelle, S.B., Koch, J.B., Ingeman, K.E., McGill, B.M., Lambert, M.R., Dudney, J., Chang, C.H., Teffer, A.K. and Wu, G.C., What does it mean to be for a Place?. Pacific Conservation Biology.

Jarvis, R. M., Borrelle, S. B., Forsdick, N. J., Pérez‐Hämmerle, K. V., Dubois, N. S., Griffin, S. R., … & Gallo, J. A. (2020). Navigating spaces between conservation research and practice: Are we making progress?. Ecological Solutions and Evidence1(2), e12028.

Borrelle, S.B., Ringma, J., Lavender Law, K., Monnahan, C.C., Lebreton, L., McGivern, A., Murphy, E., Jambeck, J., Leonard, G.H., Hilleary, M.A., Eriksen, M., Possingham, H.P, De Frond, H., Gerber, L.R., Polidoro, B., Tahir, A., Bernard, M., Mallos, N., Barnes, M. and Rochman, C.M. 2020. Predicted growth in plastic waste exceeds efforts to mitigate plastic pollution. Science, 369(6510), 1515-1518.

Farrelly, T., Borrelle, S.B., & Fuller, S. 2020. Islands of opportunity: Towards a global agreement on plastic pollution for Pacific Island Countries and Territories. Published by EIA. Report.

Provencher, J.F., Liboiron, M., Borrelle, S.B., Bond, A.L., Rochman, C., Lavers, J.L., Avery-Gomm, S., Yamashita, R., Ryan, P.G., Lusher, A.L. and Hammer, S., 2020. A Horizon Scan of research priorities to inform policies aimed at reducing the harm of plastic pollution to biota. Science of The Total Environment, p.139381.

Burgio, K.R., MacKenzie, C.M., Borrelle, S.B., Ernest, S.M., Gill, J.L., Ingeman, K.E., Teffer, A. and White, E.P., 2020. Ten simple rules for a successful remote postdoc. PLoS Comput Biol 16(5): e1007809. [Featured in Science Careers]


Leuzinger, S., Borrelle, S.B., and Jarvis, R. 2019. Improving climate change literacy and science communication through smart device apps. Frontiers in Education, 4(138).

Provencher, J.F., Borrelle, S.B., Bond, A.L., Lavers, J.L., van Franeker, J.A., Kühn, S., Hammer, S., Avery-Gomm, S., Mallory, M.L., 2019. Recommended best practices for plastic and litter ingestion studies in marine birds: Collection, processing, and reporting. FACETS 4, 111–130.

Hare K.M, Borrelle S.B, Buckley H, Collier, K.J, Constantine R, Perrott J.K, Watts K.H, & Towns D.R. 2019. Intractable: species in New Zealand that continue to decline despite conservation efforts, Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 1-19  

Rochman CM, Brookson C, Bikker J, Djuric N, Earn A, Bucci K, Athey S, Huntington A, McIlwraith H, Munno K, De Frond H, Kolomijeca A, Erdle L, Grbic J, Bayoumi M, Borrelle, S.B., Wu T, Santoro S, Werbowski LM, Zhu X, Giles RK, Hamilton BM, Thaysen C, Kaura A, Klasios N, Ead L, Kim J, Sherlock C, Ho A, Hung C. 2019. Rethinking microplastics as a diverse contaminant suite Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 38(4), 703-711

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.

Whitehead, E. A., Nigel Adams, K. A. Baird, E. A. Bell, S. B. Borrelle, B. J. Dunphy, C. P. Gaskin, T. J. Landers, M. J. Rayner, and J. C. Russell. “Threats to seabirds of northern Aotearoa New Zealand.” (2019).


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


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]

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., 2017. Quantifying ingested debris in marine megafauna: a review and recommendations for standardization. Analytical Methods.

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


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. 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


David H. Smith Postdoctoral Conservation Research Fellowship 2018-2020. “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”


World Seabird Conference (3rd) 2021, online. Chair of session on Eco-grief/Eco-anxiety.

ICCB (International Congress for Conservation Biology) 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Oral Presentation: ‘Plastic futures: targeting meaningful reductions in plastic emissionsandThe costs of mitigating marine plastic pollution: A decision support tool” and the workshop ‘Conservation-Implementation gap: are we making progress?

Society for Conservation Biology Oceania (SCBO), 2018, Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand: Invited talk: “Seabird conservation after predator eradication

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 deckchairs 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”


2019 | University of Toronto Science Literacy Week | Ocean plastics and seabirds

2019 | University of Toronto Alumni Reunion | Microplastics, Mega problems

2019 | University of Toronto | Plastic Futures: evaluating the impact of mitigation strategies for reducing plastic pollution

2018 | Trash Free Seas Alliance Meeting, Washington DC | Reducing plastic pollution

2018 | Forest and Bird | Invited talk | 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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