Fellow: Borchers
Elected: 2020
Discipline: Informatics, Mathematics and Statistics
Professor David Borchers
Professor of Statistics, University of St Andrews
Professor Borchers is a statistician at the University of St Andrews, specialising in the development and use of statistical methods to solve problems in ecology. His statistical research is motivated by conservation issues relating to the distribution, abundance and conservation status of various wildlife populations across the globe. He obtained a PhD from the University of Cape Town in 1996 and worked for the International Whaling Commission, the University of Cape Town, and Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland before moving to St Andrews. Professor Borchers is currently Director of the Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling.