About Me


Research Interests


Climate diagnostics and statistical climatology;
variability and changes in temperature, precipitation, climatic extremes
Constraining future climate change by estimating the magnitude of observed climate change,
use of palaeo proxy data to study climate variability and change during the last millennium.
Fellow of the Royal Society, the Leopoldina, Royal Society of Edinburgh, and fellow of the American Geophysical Union and American Meteorological Society. I received a Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award, and am on the Thompson Reuters list of worlds most influential scientific minds 2014 (list of most highly cited scientists). I am very grateful to have received the Hans Sigrist Prize of the University of Bern in 2016.
You can hear me talk about my research here and you can hear me talk on Michael White (from nature)s podcast https://forecastpod.org/2018/12/19/episode-23-gabi-hegerl/
You can download my vita and Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change products I have contributed to. I gave an interview for the AGU Atmospheric Sciences newsletter (go to page 6), which talks about my career including how I integrated being a mother with being a scientist, and one in German on emotions of scientists in view of the climate crisis https://br.de/s/4jbIXcX
Here you can download some of my publications.





I lead a European Advanced Grant ‘Transition into the Anthropocene (TITAN)’‘, 2013 to 2019.
I co-lead the Grand Challenge on Extremes, and I am involved with the European project EUCP, Emergence, GloSAT and Pacmedy and was involved with Eucleia and led a NERC Project on the causes of change in mean and extreme European climate in the last five centuries, PDRA Andrew Schurer. I led a work package on changes in heat waves and drought (WP6) of the EQUIP project,
and of the PAGODA project.

I have organised the 11th IMSC in Edinburgh
and was PI for the International Detection and Attribution Group until 2010, and am now on its steering group.


Graduate Students


Carla Roesch, using machine learning methods to detect aerosol influences

Emma Yule on detection and  GloSAT

James Fulton on modes of climate variability;
Lucie Luecke on climate of the last millennium;
Sabine Undorf 2nd supervisor (M. Bollasina first), graduated.
Simone Morak on changes in temperature extremes, graduated
Carley Iles on effect of volcanic eruptions on precipitation, graduated
Master student Katie Noake, changes in precipitation, graduated.






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