PhD candidate, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland
Stephanie’s research focuses on marine and freshwater ecosystems, with an emphasis on species at risk, seabirds, plastic pollution and using decision science to improve conservation outcomes. Recent projects have helped to understand the drivers of plastic ingestion in seabirds, to prioritize research efforts on a global scale, to develop decision support tools that improve the efficiency of endangered species recovery programs and clarify when openly publishing biodiversity data does more harm than good, and to track the trajectory of threatened species.
Canada recently announced a ban on single-use plastics. Items like straws, cotton swabs, drink stirrers and Styrofoam fast-food containers and cups will be banned by 2021. But even as the list of countries that have...