As part of the Division of Tropical Environments and Societies, the College of Marine and Environmental Sciences promotes, fosters, supports and administers quality teaching and research at JCU in the areas of Marine Biology, Environment, Geography and Sustainability, Aquaculture and Fisheries, and Terrestrial Ecosystems.

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Research News from JCU

  • JCU’s U.S. ranking success
    James Cook University has performed strongly in a ranking of the world’s universities, which has been released in the United States. The second, annual U.S. News Best Global Universities rankings compares universities globally, focusing on their academic research and overall reputation.
  • Passion for the Tropics guides JCU’s new academic leader
    A passion for sustainable development and harnessing the Tropics’ enormous potential are the inspirations of the new leader of one of JCU’s academic divisions.
  • Are fish the greatest athletes on the planet?
    When you think of the world’s greatest athletes, names like Usain Bolt generally spring to mind, but scientists have discovered the best athletes could well be found in the water, covered in scales.
  • JCU’s global ranking boost
    One of the best known global university rankings has recognised JCU’s standing as a world-class institution, placing JCU in the top 251-300 of the world’s universities.
  • I’ve got your back – fish really do look after their mates!
    New research from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University has found that pairs of rabbitfishes will cooperate and support each other while feeding.