Benedikt Heudorfer

Benedikt Heudorfer

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Contact details

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Benedikt Heudorfer is a hydrologic postdoc researcher with a focus on groundwater drought and groundwater dynamics.


  • 2011 – B.Eng. Environmental Engineering, Technical University Munich, Germany
  • 2013 – M.Sc. Hydrology, University of Freiburg, Germany
  • 2018 – Dr.rer.nat. (PhD) Groundwater dynamics during drought, University of Freiburg, Germany


Benedikt is a postdoc working in the Groundwater Drought Initiative (GDI) project with Anne Van Loon and John Bloomfield. He started his academic path in Munich, Germany, doing a Bachelor in Environmental Engineering, followed by a Masters degree in Hydrology at the University of Freiburg, Germany. Recently, he finished his self-funded PhD project on groundwater dynamics during drought in Freiburg, before joining the Birmingham drought research group.


Research Interests: 

Benedikts main research interests orbit around (groundwater) drought, drought propagation and predictability of groundwater dynamics. His research in this area is based on a strong methodological foundation in time series analysis and multivariate statistics. With uniquely developed toolsets, he aims to improve spatial predictability of groundwater dynamics on a basic level. On an applied level, the goal is to understand differences in spatial and temporal development of groundwater drought.

Research Group:

Physical Geography / Extreme Events and System Response / Anne Van Loons group