Z_GIS researcher Marion Borderon defended her PhD thesis at Aix Marseille University, France, with the highest distinction mention très honorable avec les félicitations du jury à l'humanité. After three hours of presentation and questions to the attention of six members of the jury and a broad audience, Marion was appointed Doctor of Geography.
ESDA leads to observation from different angles, on the determinants of malaria infection as well as the examination of existing interactions between its three components - the parasite, the vector and the human host. Using some statistical and geostatistical analyses, including both bi- and multivariate statistics, Marion´s research has revealed unprecedented images of the risk of infection in Dakar. It can be used as a basis for some other case studies, including sensitive contexts and limited data environments. Congratulations to Marion and all the best for her future career!