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Dr. Jost Hellwig

Scientific employee


Chair of Environmental Hydrological Systems
Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg
Friedrichstraße 39
D-79098 Freiburg

Fon: +49 (0)761 - 203 67432
E-Mail: hellwig.gif
Branch office "Blue Container", Stefan-Meier-Straße 31a

Jost Hellwig


Research Interests

Hydrological modelling (statistical, conceptual, process based) | Drought & Drought Prediction |
Groundwater Hydrology | Groundwater-Surface Water Interaction


Professional Experience and Education

Since 01/2020 Scientific Employee at Chair of Environmental hydrological systems, University of Freiburg
09/2016 – 12/2019 PhD student at Chair of Environmental hydrological systems, University of Freiburg
Thesis: On Trends of Drought in Groundwater Dominated Hydrosystems in Central Europe, https://doi.org/10.6094/UNIFR/154830
10/2014 – 09/2017 B.Sc. in Business studies at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
10/2014 – 09/2016 M.Sc. in Hydrology at Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
10/2011 – 08/2014 B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences at Carl-von-Ossietzky University Oldenburg


Journal Publications

Hellwig, J., Liu, Y., Stahl, K., & Hartmann, A. (2022). Drought propagation in space and time: the role of groundwater flows. Environmental Research Letters, 17, 094008; https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ac8693
Jutglar, K., Hellwig, J., Stoelzle, M., & Lange, J. (2021). Post-drought increase in regional-scale groundwater nitrate in southwest Germany. Hydrological Processes, 35(8), e14307; https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.14307
Hellwig, J., Stoelzle, M. & Stahl, K. (2021). Groundwater and baseflow drought responses to synthetic recharge stress tests. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 25, 1053-1068; https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-1053-2021
Hellwig, J., de Graaf, I. E. M., Weiler, M., & Stahl, K. (2020). Large scale assessment of delayed groundwater responses to drought. Water Resources Research, 56, e2019WR025441. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019WR025441
Hellwig, J. (2019). Grundwasserdürren in Deutschland von 1970 bis 2018. Korrespondenz Wasserwirtschaft, 12(10), 567-572; https://freidok.uni-freiburg.de/data/151130

Spruch, L., Hellwig, J., Zotz, G., and Blasius, B. (2019). Modeling community assembly on growing habitat "islands": a case study on trees and their vascular epiphyte communities. Theoretical Ecology; https://doi.org/10.1007/s12080-019-0425-4

Hellwig, J. and Stahl, K. (2018). An assessment of trends and potential future changes in groundwater-baseflow drought based on catchment response times. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 22, 6209-6224 https://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/22/6209/2018/

Hellwig, J., Stahl, K., Ziese, M., Becker, A. (2018). The impact of the resolution of meteorological datasets on catchment-scale precipitation and drought studies. International Journal of Climatology; https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.5483

Hellwig, J., Stahl, K., & Lange, J. (2017). Patterns in the linkage of water quantity and quality during low‐flows. Hydrological Processes; 31:4195–4205. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.11354


Awards and Grants

12/2017 Alumni-Preis of the Fakulty of Environment and Natural Resources
12/2016 Christian-Leibundgut-Preis
10/2015 – 08/2016 Fellow of the Freiburger Hydrologie-Stipendium
10/2014 – 09/2015 Fellow of the Deutschlandstipendium
08/2013 and 01/2014 Receipt oft he Landesstipendium of Lower Saxony
10/2011 – 09/2012 Online-Stipendium „e-fellows“
06/2011 DMV-Abiturpreis/GDCh-Preis for outstanding/year’s best performance of Abitur
in subject mathematics/chemistry


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