Programme - Invited Speaker

Built Environment
Urban planning meets the requirement of urban human-biometeorology: urban-planning measures for a local reduction of severe human heat stress
PROF. MAYER, Helmut
Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany
Current position: retired Professor, Chair of Environmental Meteorology, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany; Educational Background: Study of Meteorology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany (1966-1971); Research experience since completing studies: Head of Meteorological Institute, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany (October 1992 - September 2015); Habilitation in Forest Meteorology and Climatology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany (July 1985); Research fellow, Chair for Bioclimatology and Applied Meteorology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany (1974-1992); Dr. rer. nat. in Meteorology, Faculty for Physics, University of Karlsruhe, Germany (February 1974); Research fellow, Meteorological Institute, University of Karlsruhe, Germany (1971-1974); Long-term research activities abroad: August 1997 - March 1998, Dept. Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA; University positions: Dean of the Geoscience Faculty, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany (October 1997 - September 1999); Memberships: American Meteorological Society, German Meteorological Society, International Association for Urban Climate, International Society of Biometeorology, Royal Meteorological Society (UK); Chairman of the German Meteorological Society: 2011-2013; Field editor for urban climatology in scientific journals: Climate Research (September 2003 - December 2013), International Journal of Biometeorology (May 2007 - December 2014); Research fields: Urban climatology, urban meteorology, urban human-biometeorology, urban air pollution, forest meteorology, regional climatology