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Prof. Dr. Helmut Mayer

Prof. Dr. Helmut Mayer

Prof. Dr. Helmut Mayer
Former head (retired)

Werthmannstrasse 10
79085 Freiburg

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Tel +49 761 203 3590
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Biography 

Helmut Mayer studied Meteorology with minors in Geography and Geophysics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany, where he graduated with a Diploma in Meteorology in 1971. From 1971 to 1974 he pursued a PhD (Dr. rer nat) at the Meteorological Institute in the Faculty of Physics of the University of Karlsruhe on “Temperature and humidity in the near-surface atmosphere over Karlsruhe”. Between 1979 and 1992 he was post-doctoral research assistant at the Chair of Bioclimatology and Applied Meteorology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich. In 1985 he was appointed Lecturer (Privatdozent) in Forest Meteorology and Climatology with a habilitation on „Tree vibrations and storm hazards in forests”. Subsequently, he was acting head of the Chair of Bioclimatology and Applied Meteorology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich between 1985 and 1988. In 1992 he was appointed Full Professor of Meteorology and Climatology at the University of Freiburg, Germany; where he served as head of the Chair of Meteorology and Climatology (previously Meteorological Institute) until 2015. Between 1997 and 1999 he was appointed Dean of the Geoscience Faculty. He served as Chairman of the German Meteorological Society (2011-2013), and as Editor of the „International Journal of Biometeorology“ and the journal “Climate Research”.

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Selected publications

Articles in peer-reviewed journals