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Hellwig, Jost

Scientific employee


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

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Branch office "Blue Container", Stefan-Meier-Straße 31a

Jost Hellwig


Scientific Employee and PhD student in the project „Tracing Trends and Changes of Drought in Hydrosystems (TrenDHy)“


Research Interests

  • Research Interests
  • Hydrological Extremes
  • Groundwater–Surface water Interactions
  • Exploratory data analysis



Since 09/2016 PhD student at Chair of Environmental hydrological systems, University of Freiburg
10/2014 – 09/2016 M.Sc. in Hydrology at Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
2013/2014/2015 Altogether seven months of internship in different fields:
environmental agency, public association, engineering office
10/2011 – 08/2014 B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences at Carl-von-Ossietzky University Oldenburg



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


Conference Contributions

Hellwig, J., Stahl, K., Weiler, M. & de Graaf, I. (2019): Deutschlandweite Reaktion der Grundwasserkörper auf Dürre verschiedener Zeitskalen. Tag der Hydrologie, Karlsruhe. (Poster, in German)

Hellwig, J. (2019): Trends of Drought in Groundwater Dominated Hydrosystems of Central Europe. Science-Workshop, Freiburg. (Oral talk)

Hellwig, J., Stahl, K. (2018): Hydrologische Diversität und Klimawandel – Folgerungen für das Grundwassermanagement. Tag der Hydrologie, Dresden. (Poster, in German)

Hellwig, J. (2018): Development of a Central European transient Modflow Model to study Groundwater Drought under Climate Change. Science-Workshop, Freiburg. (Oral talk).

Hellwig, J., Stahl, K. (2018): Groundwater drought under climate change – A statistical approach. Symposium Umweltrisiken in der Wasserforschung, Karlsruhe. (Poster)

Hellwig, J., Stahl, K. (2017). The impact of the resolution of meteorological datasets on catchment-scale drought studies. EGU General Assembly 2017, Vienna. (Poster)

Hellwig, J., Stahl, K., & Lange, J. (2017). Surface water quality deterioration during low-flow. EGU General Assembly 2017, Vienna. (Oral talk)

Hellwig, J. (2017). Trockenheit und Wasserqualität. Eine statistische Analyse von Auswirkungen in Baden-Württembergs Fließgewässern. Annual Assembly of the Förderverein Hydrologie e.V., Freiburg. (Solicited oral talk; in German)

Hellwig, J. (2016). Studying Drought on Catchment Scale: The Impact of Meteorological Gridded Dataset Resolution. Science-Workshop, Freiburg. (Oral talk)


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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