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Global Change Research Institute, CAS

prof. RNDr. Rudolf Brázdil, DrSc.


Position: Vědecký pracovník

Branch: Department of Climate Variability and Climate Change Analysis

Workplace: MUNI, BrnoKotlářská 2Brno602 00


Phone: +420 549 493 167

Research Focus

Historical climatology, historical hydrology, climate variability and climate change, hydrometeorological extremes and their impacts, statistical analysis and homogenisation of instrumental meteorological series.


1974: Masaryk University Brno – MSc. in Mathematics-Geography

1980: Masaryk University Brno – Ph.D. in Physical Geography

1983: Comenius University Bratislava – Associated Professor of Meteorology and Climatology

1990: Charles University Prague – DrSc. in Physical Geography

1991: Masaryk University Brno – Professor of Physical Geography


1974 – recent time: gradually lecturer, senior lecturer, associated professor and professor at the Institute of Geography, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno

2011 – recent time: scientist at the Global Change Research Institute CAS, Brno


Eduard-Bruckner-Preis 2018 fur herausragende interdisciplinare Leistungen in der Klimaforschung (Germany).

The Prix International de Géographie Vautrin Lud 2020 (Vautrin Lud Prize 2020) (France) – the highest award in the field of geography.

Important research visits and fellowships

1983/84: Meteorological Institute, University of Bonn, Germany (stay DAAD)

1985, 1988, 1990: summer polar expeditions to Svalbard

1992/93: ETH Zurich, Switzerland (vising professor)

1994: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

2005: Laboratory of Climate and Environmental Sciences, Paris, france


Member of editorial boards of following journals: Geografie (Prague), Geografický časopis (Bratislava, Slovakia), Meteorologický časopis (Bratislava, Slovakia), Bulletin of Geography (Torun, Poland). Member of the Czech Geographical Society and the Czech Meteorological Society.

Brief scientometrics

Number of publications on WoS (to 30 September 2022): 176. Number of citations (without self-citations): 4815. H-index = 42.