Welcome to Marine and Tropical Biology at JCU
Marine and Tropical Biology studies takes the lead in maintaining and enhancing the University’s international profile. Marine and Tropical Biology’s strategic intent is to be the leading research and education centre for the study of biology in the tropics.To this end it aims to expand knowledge and understanding of biology through excellence in research and teaching, with a focus on tropical systems.With its immense biodiversity, in marine and terrestrial environments, we consider north Queensland to be one of the best places in the world to study whole organism biology and ecology.
Marine and Tropical Biology at JCU has three disciplines representing the major research and teaching foci, they are Aquaculture, Marine Biology and Tropical Biology. Our focus is on whole organism biology, with an emphasis on ecology, sustainability, and genetics in all disciplines:
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JCU marine pioneer receives Australian honour
JCU’s excellence in marine and tropical biology continues to shine with a JCU fish ecologist to receive the premier prize in Australian marine science, it was announced this week.
New study throws out controversial scientific theory
Researchers have today released ground breaking findings that dismiss the ‘Neutral Theory of Biodiversity’, with critical implications for how marine conservation areas are managed.