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
- Backpacker dengue risk
Research in Cairns has found that backpackers are largely unaware of the dangers and symptoms of dengue fever and are at risk of unknowingly spreading the virus.
- Milking scorpions for science
Queensland Tropical Health Alliance (QTHA) researchers at James Cook University in Cairns have taken delivery of a new weapon in their efforts to develop new treatments for cancer.
- Minke whales tagged and tracked in world first
Four dwarf minke whales have been tagged and tracked in a world first pilot study by a collaboration of Australian and international scientists.
- Scientists agree on land use impacts on Reef
Researchers from TropWATER at JCU have led a group of multidisciplinary scientists in the preparation of the latest scientific consensus on land use impacts on Great Barrier Reef water quality and ecosystem condition.
- Legacy of Yasi for Hinchinbrook barramundi stocks
JCU researchers are gaining valuable insights into the legacy Tropical Cyclone Yasi has had on barramundi fish stocks in the Hinchinbrook Channel after more than 250 tonnes of farmed barramundi escaped into the ocean.