PD Dr. Elke Hertig


Tel.: +49 821 598 - 2752
Room: 2025
Office hours: Friday 10.00-11.00
(during semester break only after consultation via e-mail)



  • Physical Geography
  • Climatology
  • Environmental Health Sciences
  • Statistics and programming
  • Lecturer at the Technical Short Course „Statistics and Mathematical Methods for Geoscientists with Special Focus on Climatology” of the Helmholtz Research School on Mechanisms and Interactions of Climate Change in Mountain Regions
  • Lecturer at the VALUE training school: "Statistical and Dynamical Downscaling of Extreme Events" of the COST Action ES1102 “Validating and Integrating Downscaling Methods for Climate Change Research”

  • "Zertifikat Hochschullehre Bayern" (“Professional Teaching”, a progamme of the Bavarian Universities)


  • Climatology
  • Statistical downscaling
  • Regional and local climate change
  • Extreme events
  • Impacts of climate change
  • Human Biometeorology
  • Biogenic and anthropogenic air substances
  • Climatic and environmental factors of vector-borne diseases
  • Statistical modelling
  • Urban climatology
  • Urban ecology
  • Sea and land surface forcing
  • Non-stationarity in circulation-climate-relationships
  • Circulation dynamics
  • Seasonal predictions

Regional focus

  • Mediterranean region
  • Europe
  • North Africa
  • South Asia
  • Middle East

Academic functions

    Coordination and advisory service for the Master studies “Climate and Environmental Sciences”


  • Member of the Management Committee, member of the steering group, and leader of working group 4 ‘Extremes’, COST Action ES1102 VALUE (Validating and Integrating Downscaling Methods for Climate Change Studies)
  • Member of MedCLIVAR (Mediterranean Climate Variability and Predictability), European Science Foundation
  • Member of AK Klima - Study Group on Climatology of the German Association for Geography (DGfG)
  • Member of WZU (Wissenschaftszentrum Umwelt - Environmental Science Center, University of Augsburg)