David Borchers
Professor in Statistics

School of Mathematics and Statistics
The Observatory
Buchanan Gardens
University of St Andrews
KY16 9LZ, Fife, Scotland

Phone: +44 (0) 1334 46 1843

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Research interests
  • Wildlife Population Assessment Methods
  • Spatially Explicit Capture-Recapture
  • Distance Sampling Methods
  • Ecological Statistics
  • Spatial Modelling
  • Sampling Theory
I welcome enquiries from prospective PhD Students in any of the above, or related areas.

Working history

I graduated from the University of Cape Town with an honours degree in statistics in 1986 and a PhD in 1996. From 1987 to 1989 I worked for the International Whaling Commission in Cambridge. In 1989 I returned to the University of Cape Town. In 1992, I moved to Aberdeen to work for Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland (BIOSS) and then in 1993, to the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of St Andrews. I headed the contract-funded Research Unit for Wildlife Population Assessment (RUWPA) in the Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling (CREEM) from 1995 to 2007 and have been Head of the Statistics Group from 2009 to 2012 and again since 2014.