New publication in the book "Klimakrise und Gesundheit"

Kaspar-Ott, I., & Hertig, E. (2021). Der Klimawandel: Wo wir stehen und was uns erwartet. In: Scherer, M., & Berghold, P. Klimakrise und Gesundheit Zu den Risiken einer menschengemachten Dynamik für Leib und Seele. 1. Auflage, V&R Verlag, S. 23-47.

New publication in Environmental Research and Public Health

Olschewski, P.; Kaspar-Ott, I.; Koller, S.; Schenkirsch, G.; Trepel, M.; Hertig, E. Associations between Weather, Air Quality and Moderate Extreme Cancer-Related Mortality Events in Augsburg, Southern Germany. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 11737.

Student or research assistant wanted

Working hours:
• 30-40 hours/month
Your tasks:
• assistance in building a low-cost sensor network for the air pollution monitoring
• assistance in the technical design and crafting of measurement devices
Your profile:
• Student in Electrical Engineering or similar with an interest in electrical engineering
• Basics in CAD/3D-Printing/PCB-Design
• Experiences with microcontrollers (e. g. Arduino, Pycom) are desired
• Know-How in soldering is welcome
• An independent, structured, precise and results-oriented work ethos
In extreme scenarios Homeoffice is possible. However, as the job entails a bunch of lab work heavily reliant on in-house devices (e.g., 3-D-Printer, solders), working in the lab is inevitable.
A working laptop will be provided.
If interested, please contact:

Panel discussion on the climate crisis

One of the highlights of the digital congress #GeoWoche2021 organized by the German Geographical Society was the Climate Crisis theme day on October 7. It kicked off with a central panel discussion organized by Prof. Dr. Ulrike Ohl (Uni Augsburg) and Prof. Dr. Fabian Pettig (Uni Graz) and moderated by Gábor Paál (SWR). The question of what we can learn from the Corona pandemic for dealing with the climate crisis was discussed in a lively and partly controversial exchange by Prof. Dr. Elke Hertig (University of Augsburg), Thomas Loster (former MunichRe Foundation), Luisa Neubauer (Fridays For Future) and Prof. Dr. Patrick Sakdapolrak (University of Vienna).
The panel discussion was recorded and can be accessed online here.

New publication in the International Journal of Climatology

Pomee, M.S. and Hertig, E. (2021). Precipitation Projections over the Indus River Basin of Pakistan for the 21st century using a statistical downscaling framework. International Journal of climatology. DOI: 10.1002/joc.7244

New publication in Climate Services

Burgstall, A., Kotlarski, S., Casanueva, A., Hertig, E., Fischer, E., Knutti, R. (2021): Urban multi-model climate projections of intense heat in Switzerland. Climate Services.

Temperature extremes and their influence on health


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Professorship for Regional Climate Change and Health

Faculty of Medicine

Universität Augsburg
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86159 Augsburg




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