A defining feature of JCU is its tropical location and its research excellence in disciplines of particular relevance to the tropics.
As a comprehensive university in the tropics, JCU is well placed to foster cross-disciplinary collaborations to meet these challenges.
Research news from JCU
- Coastal councils behind on climate change preparations
In the first study of its kind in Australia, a James Cook University researcher has discovered major holes in local government preparations for climate change.
- Concern over skin whitener marketing
A study led by a JCU marketing expert has raised concerns over the ethics of the marketing of skin-whitening products, widely available in Australia.
- Silk-weaving ant study sees new behaviour
A James Cook University Professor’s study of silk-weaving ants is promising to change our understanding of how all creatures work together.
- Sterile gloves not essential for minor procedures
New research from JCU has found that clean, boxed gloves are just as effective in reducing the risk of wound infections for minor procedures as sterile gloves.
- Predicting coral reef futures under climate change
Researchers examining the impact of climate change on coral reefs have found a way to predict which reefs are likely to recover following bleaching episodes and which won’t.