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Professor Luca Borger

Professor, Biosciences

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 513112

Email address

Academic Office - 137
First Floor
Wallace Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


I am an ecologist, interested in quantitatively assessing environmental change impacts on local and global biodiversity and identifying the underlying individual- and community-level mechanistic processes (movement, traits, demography, interactions) to develop predictive models and derive policies for sustainable life on earth. I hold a Chair in Ecology and Biodiversity, am co-Director of the Centre for Biomathematics at Swansea University, and am the Chair/Secretary of the Movement Ecology Special Interest Group of the British Ecological Society. Before doing science I worked as professional free-lance musician (french horn – classical music and some jazz).

You might find my name written also as 'Luca Börger' or 'Luca Boerger' - it's always me.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Movement ecology
  • Behavioural ecology
  • Population ecology
  • Community ecology
  • Spatial ecology
  • Biodiversity
  • Natural resource management
  • Conservation

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests
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I currently teach the 2nd year module BIO252 Ecological Data Analysis, which introduces students to the basics of analyzing ecological data, using the R Software Environment for Statistical Computing. Furthermore, every year I teach workshops on movement ecology, at Swansea University and abroad, for graduate students, postdocs, academics and practitioners.  Other modules previously taught at Swansea University include: Trends in Science (MRes module), Literature Review (MSc/MRes module), Ecology of Marine Megafauna (3rd year module).

Research Collaborations