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Mark Edward Borsuk

James L. and Elizabeth M. Vincent Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Box 90287, 166 Hudson Hall, Durham, NC 27708
166 Hudson Hall, Box 90287, Durham, NC 27708

Research Interests


Mathematical models for integrating scientific information on natural, technical, and social systems; Bayesian network modeling with regular application to environmental and human health regulation and decision making; novel approaches to climate change assessment, combining risk analysis, game theory, and agent-based modeling.

Selected Grants


Model-based Tracking and Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services (MoTIVES) for Military Base Land-Use and Land-Management Decisions

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Strategic Environmental Research & Development Program · 2022 - 2027

IUCRC Planning Grant Duke University: Center for Innovation in Risk-analysis for Climate Adaptation and Decision-making (CIRCAD)

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2024 - 2025

NSF Engines: Type-1: North Carolina Ecosystem Technology (NCET) Economic Engine

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by University of North Carolina - Wilmington · 2023 - 2025

Building community resilience to natural-disaster-driven contaminant exposures through system-level risk analysis, management, and readiness

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Environmental Protection Agency · 2020 - 2024

Duke University Program in Environmental Health

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2019 - 2024

Model-based Tracking and Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services (MoTIVES) for Military Base Land-Use and Land-Management Decisions

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Strategic Environmental Research & Development Program · 2022 - 2027

IUCRC Planning Grant Duke University: Center for Innovation in Risk-analysis for Climate Adaptation and Decision-making (CIRCAD)

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2024 - 2025

NSF Engines: Type-1: North Carolina Ecosystem Technology (NCET) Economic Engine

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by University of North Carolina - Wilmington · 2023 - 2025

Building community resilience to natural-disaster-driven contaminant exposures through system-level risk analysis, management, and readiness

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Environmental Protection Agency · 2020 - 2024

Duke University Program in Environmental Health

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2019 - 2024

NSF2026: EAGER Identifying microbes' population-level environmental responses using Bayesian modeling

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2020 - 2023

Collaborative Research: Implications of Solar Radiation Management for Strategic Behavior and Climate Governance

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2020 - 2023

Structured Decision Analysis as a Tool for Implementing Shared Stewardship

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by US Forest Service · 2020 - 2022

Mapping Spatio-Temporal Variability of Prairie Wetlands

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration · 2017 - 2020

Co-occurrence of mercury with other inorganic and organic contaminants in marine and freshwater fish and shellfish

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Dartmouth College · 2018 - 2020

CNH-L: Assessing the Potential for Climate Change and Forest Insects to Drive Land-Use Regime Shifts

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Harvard University · 2016 - 2019

Analysis of Defense Related Ecosystem Services

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by Oregon State University · 2018 - 2019

TNC Bridge Collaborative

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by Nature Conservancy · 2016 - 2017

External Relationships


  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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