Dr Jules Kajtar is a Research Associate in Marine Extremes at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies. He is partly funded under a National Environmental Science Program (NESP) project entitled ‘Marine and coastal climate services for extremes information’.
Before joining the University of Tasmania in March 2019, Jules was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Exeter (UK) for two years. He was also a postdoctoral researcher at the University of New South Wales (Sydney) between 2012-2016.
- Marine heatwaves
- Climate prediction
- Climate variability
Jules’s research is aligned with two of the University’s research themes: Marine and Environment. The focus of his research are marine heatwaves – events during which sea temperatures are much warmer than usual for an extended period. These events can have profound impacts on marine ecosystems. Jules’s work will help to advance the understanding of processes driving marine heatwaves, with a view to improving predictability.
Jules also has in interest in studying large scale modes of climate variability, such as the El Niño/South Oscillation (ENSO) or the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation (IPO).