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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

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), Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Sklodowska (Lublin, Poland). Member of the Czech Geographical Society and the Czech Meteorological Society.

Brief scientometrics

Number of publications on WoS (to 31 October 2018): 134. Number of citations (without self-citations): 2782. H-index = 33.