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Dr. Felix Pollinger

Chair of Geography – Physical Geography

Tel.: +49 931 31-88745
Fax: +49 931 31-85544
E-Mail: felix.pollinger@uni-wuerzburg.de

Institute of Geography and Geology
Am Hubland
97074 Wuerzburg

Campus Hubland South
Geography Building
Room 233, entry via room 209

Consultation time
  • Monday from 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Thursday from 2 pm - 4 pm
  • during the semester break upon request
Main Research and Research Interests
  • climatology
  • large-scale atmospheric dynamics
  • applied statistics
  • scientific computing in the geosciences
Current research projects

Big Data@Geo: Big Data in the field of Geography – Advanced environmental technologies using AI in the Web

funding Europäischer Fond für regionale Entwicklung, Regierung von Unterfranken
duration10/2017 - 09/2021
project bundleEFRE "Investitionen in Wachstum und Beschäftigung" Bayern 2014 – 2020
project leader
secretariatSophie-Luise Wollrab
project staff
project description
project cooperations 
  • Biolandhof Ernst Rauh, Giebelstadt
  • Bio-Weingut Schloss Saaleck, Hammelburg
  • Forstbetrieb Fürst zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, Hafenlohr
  • Forstbetrieb Paul Freiherr von und zu Franckenstein, Ullstadt
  • Fürstlich Castell’sches Domänenamt, Castell
  • Gartenbau Alfred Hartmann, Mainsondheim
  • Main-Streuobst-Bienen e.G., Margetshöchheim
  • Mustea Quittenanbau - Biolandhof, Untereisenheim
  • Obsthof Zörner, Dettelbach
  • Ökonomie der Abtei Münsterschwarzach, Schwarzach am Main
  • Schloss Gut Obbach, Euerbach-Obbach
  • Weingut Artur Steinmann, Sommerhausen
  • Weingut Roth, Wiesenbronn
  • Weingut Rudolf Fürst, Burgstadt am Main
  • Weingut Thomas Schwab und Martin Schwab GBR, Thüngersheim
  • Weingut Wirsching, Iphofen
contactUniv.-Prof. Dr. Heiko Paeth
Curriculum Vitae

since 10/2009
current position as scientific staff at the Institute of Geography and Geology, Chair of Physical Geography

10/2015 - 07/2016
participation in COMEPRO (project funded by the German Research Foundation DFG)

PhD (Dr. reg. nat.) Thesis: Evaluation and Consequences of the simulation quality of prominent climate modes in a multi-model ensemble

Diploma in Geography (Thesis: Signal analysis of extratropical circulation modes)

2004 - 2009
study of geography at the University of Wuerzburg

03/2009 - 08/2009
research assistant at the Instute of Ecology (Chair of Climatology) at TU Berlin

01/2008 - 02/2008
research assistant at the German Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt)


Scientific Articles

Keupp L, I Kasper-Ott, E Hertig, F Pollinger, C Ring, H Paeth & J Jacobeit (2019): Weighted multi model ensemble projection of extreme precipitation in the Mediterranean region using statistical downscaling. Accepted for publication in Theoretical and Applied Climatology

Kaspar-Ott I, E Hertig, S Kaspar, F Pollinger, C Ring, H Paeth & J Jacobeit (2019): Weights for general circulation models from CMIP3 / CMIP5 in a statistical downscaling framework and the impact on future Mediterranean precipitation. Accepted for publication in International Journal of Climatology.

Paeth H, C Steger, F Pollinger, J Li, S Mutz & T Ehlers (2019): Comparison of Climate Change from Cenozoic surface uplift and glacial-interglacial episodes in the Himalaya-Tibet region: Insights from a regional climate model and proxy data. Accepted for publiciation in Global and Planetary Change.

Li J, F Pollinger, H-J Panitz, H Feldmann & H Paeth (2019):  Bias adjustment for decadal predictions of precipitation in Europe from CCLM. Accepted for publication in Climate Dynamics.

Paeth H, J Li, F Pollinger, W A Müller, H Pohlmann, H Feldmann & H-J Panitz (2019): An effective drift correction for dynamical downscaling of decadal global climate predictions. Climate Dynamics 52: 1343-1357.

Mannig B, F Pollinger, A Gafurov, S Vorogushyn, K Unger-Shayesteh (2018): Impacts of Climate Change in Central Asia. - In: D DellaSala and M Goldstein (eds): Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene, Elsevier, 195-204

Paeth H, F Pollinger and C Ring (2017): Detection and attribution of multi-variate climate change signals using discriminant analysis and Bayesian theorem. Journal of Climate, 30, 7757-7776

Pollinger F, K Ziegler and H Paeth (2017): Comparison of the performance of three types of multiple regression for phenology  in  Bavaria in a dynamical-statistical model approach. Erdkunde, 71 (4), 271-285

Paeth H, F Pollinger, H Mächel, C Figura, S Wahl, C Ohlwein and A Hense (2017):  An efficient model approach for very high resolution orographic precipitation. Quaterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Scociety, 143, 2221-2234.

Ring C, F Pollinger, I Kaspar-Ott, E Hertig, J Jacobeit and H Paeth (2017): A comparison of metrics for assessing state-of-the-art climate models and implications for probabilistic projections of climate change. Climate Dynamics, doi.org/10.1007/s00382-017-3737-3

B. Mannig, F. Pollinger, A. Gafurov, S. Vorogushyn, K. Unger-Shayesteh (2017):  Impacts of Climate Change in Central Asia. Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences. Elsevier,ISBN 9780124095489.

Awoye, HR, F Pollinger, EK Agbossou and H Paeth (2017): Dynamical-statistical projections of the climate change impact on agricultural production in Benin by means of a cross-validated linear model combined with Bayesian statistics. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 234-235, 80-94.

Keupp L, F Pollinger and H Paeth (2016): Assessment of future ENSO changes in a CMIP3/CMIP5 multi-model and multi-index. International Journal of Climatology, 37, 3439-3451

Ring, C., B. Mannig, F. Pollinger and H. Paeth (2015): Uncertainties in the simulation of Precipitation in selected regions of humid and dry climate. – In: International Journal of Climatology.

Pollinger, F (2014): Bewertung und Auswirkungen der Simulationsgüte führender Klimamoden in einem Multi-Modell Ensemble. 241pp, urn::nbn:de:bvb:20-opus-97982

Paeth, H. and Pollinger, F. (2010), Enhanced evidence in climate models for changes in extratropical atmospheric circulation. Tellus A, 62: 647?660.


Conference contributions

Pollinger, F & H. Paeth (2012): Simulierte makroskalige Klimavariabilität als Ansatz zur Gewichtung von Multi-Modellensemblen.
31. Jahrestagung des Arbeitskreis Klima. Berlin, Deutschland (26--28.10.2012)

Pollinger F. & H. Paeth (2012): Climate change signals of extratropical circulation modes vs. model uncertainty.
Modes of Variability in the Climate System: Past-Present-Future. Obergurgl, Österreich (27.5.-1.6.2012);
poster contribution

Pollinger, F & H. Paeth. (2010): Klimaänderungssignale in außertropischen Zirkulationsmoden
29. Jahrestagung des Arbeitskreis Klima. Würzburg, Deutschland (29.-31.10.2010)

Pollinger, F & H. Paeth (2010): Enhancing evidence in climate models for changes in extratropical circulation modes.
11th International Meeting on Statistical Climatology. Edinburgh, Schottland (12.-16.07.2010); 
poster contribution

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Chair of Physical Geography
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97074 Würzburg

Phone: +49 931 31-85555
Fax: +49 931 31-85544

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