Dr. Marion Borderon MSc

Senior Scientist


Department of Geography and Regional Research
Universitätsstraße 7/5
1010 Vienna

Tel.: +43-1-4277-48733

Email: marion.borderon@univie.ac.at


I am a geographer with a specific interest in public health, population and development studies.

Much of my work focuses on contributing to the development of concepts and methods for the spatial assessment of vulnerability and risk in the context of environmental transformation. I have conducted research in limited data settings and I have significant experience in population-based surveys and data analysis in the Global South (Congo, Senegal, Mauritania, India, Algeria). I am currently working on the role of environmental and climate change in driving migration. My project on rural migration in the Oromia region, Ethiopia has been awarded in 2017 by the Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy of the University of Vienna.

Previously, I have worked as a researcher and project leader at the University of Salzburg, Austria. I have been involved in several international projects (Climate Change Adaptation in Mauritania, vulnerability and risk assessment to CC in Algeria and forced migration in a post-disaster context in India).

I hold a PhD in geography from Aix-Marseille University, France, dealing with Malaria in Dakar, Senegal. I explored methods to target areas with epidemic risks through analysis of social vulnerability.

Research interests

Concepts and methods: risk and vulnerability assessment, complex spatial systems, Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis (ESDA), survey methods

Thematic: health and disease, human environment relation, migration and climate change adaptation

Regional: Sub-Saharan Africa (Congo, Senegal, Ethiopia); North Africa (Mauretania, Algeria) and South Asia (India)

Current Research Projects

  • AGRUMIG – "Leaving something behind" – Migration governance and agricultural and rural change in "home" communities: comparative experience from Europe, Asia and Africa
  • HABITABLE – Linking Climate Change, Habitability and Social Tipping Points: Scenarios for Climate Migration
  • Migration in rural Ethiopia – How research can help make vulnerable population visible


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Brazeau, S., Vignolles, C., Krishnamurthy, R. S., Trtanj, J., Haynes, J., Ramage, S., Catry, T., Kotchi, S. O., Borderon, M., Gill, M., Ogden, N. H., Ludwig, A., Aube, G., Semenza, J. C., Trinanes, J., & Davignon, D. (2022). Needs, Challenges, and Opportunities: A Review by Experts. In Earth Observation, Public Health and One Health: Activities, Challenges and Opportunities (pp. 93-103). CABI Publishing. https://doi.org/https://www.cabidigitallibrary.org/doi/epdf/10.1079/9781800621183.0003

Borderon, M., Ludwig, A., & Brazeau, S. (2022). Vulnerable Populations. In Earth Observation, Public Health and One Health Activities, Challenges and Opportunities (pp. 66-77). CABI Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1079/9781800621183.0000

Sakdapolrak, P., & Borderon, M. (2021). Vulnerabilität und Gesundheit. In R. Schneider-Sliwa, B. Braun, & I. Helbrecht (Eds.), Das Geographische Seminar - Humangeographie (pp. 111-120). Westermann.

Borderon, M., Reboul, L., & Assefa, N. (2021). Making use of disaggregated poverty data to unravel the risk of immobility in a drought-prone area of Ethiopia. Paper presented at Unsettling Development, East Anglia, United Kingdom.

Borderon, M., Reboul, L., Assefa, N., & Doignon, Y. (2021). Using longitudinal disaggregated data to unravel the patterns of (im)mobility in a drought-prone area of Ethiopia. Paper presented at International Population Conference, India.

Stragier, C., Piry, S., Loiseau, A., Kane, M., Sow, A., Niang, Y., Diallo, M., Ndiaye, A., Gauthier, P., Borderon, M., Granjon, L., Brouat, C., & Berthier, K. (2019). Impact of historical and current features of the cityscape on the genetic structure of the house mouse (Mus musculus domesticus) in Dakar (Senegal, West Africa). bioRxiv. https://doi.org/10.1101/557066

Borderon, M., Doignon, Y., & Assefa, N. (2018). Who stays and who goes? Understanding the migration process in a rural active out-migration area. The case study of Kersa, Oromia region, Ethiopia. Paper presented at DSA 2018: Global inequalities, Manchester, United Kingdom.

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