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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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., & Perchoux, C. (2013). Le paludisme urbain à Brazzaville : hétérogénéité locale, enjeu global. De la géographie du risque aux stratégies de lutte antipaludique. In 18 Biennale de géographie - Géopoint 2010: Les échelles pour les géographes et les autres (pp. 247-252). Groupe Dupont. https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-00851311

Borderon, M. (2013). Why here and not there? Developing a spatial risk model for malaria in Dakar, Senegal. In S. L. Cutter (Ed.), From social vulnerability to resilience: measuring progress toward disaster risk reduction: outcomes of the 7th UNU-EHS Summer Academy of the Munich Re Foundation Chair on Social Vulnerability, 1 - 7 July 2012, Hohenkammer, Germany (pp. 108-120). UNU-EHS. SOURCE Studies Of the University: Research, Counsel, Education Vol. 17 http://collections.unu.edu/eserv/UNU:1885/pdf11051.pdf

Diallo, A., Tuikue Ndam, N., Moussiliou, A., Dos Santos, S., Ndonky, A., Borderon, M., Oliveau, S., Lalou, R., & Le Hesran, J-Y. (2012). Asymptomatic Carriage of Plasmodium in Urban Dakar: The Risk of Malaria Should Not Be Underestimated. PLoS ONE, 7(2), [e31100]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0031100

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