Dr. Marion Borderon MSc

Senior Scientist

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

Tel.: +43-1-4277-48733

E-Mail: 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)


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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). Manuscript submitted for publication. 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.

Borderon, M., BenMohammed, K., Kienberger, S., & d'Oleire-Oltmanns, S. (2017). Analyse de Risque et de Vulnérabilité au Changement Climatique en Algérie.

Das, T. K. ., Haldar, S. K., Sarkar, D., Borderon, M., Kienberger, S., Das Gupta, I., Kundu, S., & Guha-Sapir, D. (2017). Impact of riverbank erosion: A case study. Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies, 21(2), 73-81.

Borderon, M., BenMohammed, K., Kienberger, S., & d'Oleire-Oltmanns, S. (2017). La vulnérabilité au changement climatique des activités agricoles et pastorales.

Borderon, M., Oliveau, S., Machault, V., Vignolles, C., Lacaux, J-P., & N'Donky, A. (2014). Qualifier les espaces urbains à Dakar, Sénégal. Cybergeo - European Journal of Geography, [670]. doi.org/10.4000/cybergeo.26250

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