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Stephanie B. Borrelle

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Ecology and evolutionary biology, University of Toronto

Stephanie is a David H. Smith Postdoctoral Conservation Research Fellow. Her research uses country level and global scale models to quantify the emissions of plastic into the environment, and measure the impact of interventions aimed at reducing plastic pollution. The goal of this work is to inform policy about the most effective strategies and amount of effort required to achieve meaningful reduction in plastic pollution.


  • 2018–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Toronto
  • 2020–present
    Pacific Regional Coordinator, BirdLife International


  • 2018 
    Auckland University of Technology, PhD
  • 2014 
    Auckland University of Technology, BSc (Hons)(First Class)

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    David H Smith Postdoctoral Conservation Research Fellowship
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Funding Source:
    Society for Conservation Biology
  • 2017
    National Socio-Ecological Synthesis Center Pursuit
    Funding Source:
    National Science Foundation