James Cook University is a leader in research addressing the critical challenges facing the tropics, world-wide.
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
- 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.
- Be part of Townsville’s great race
JCU researchers are calling for volunteers to collect surveys during this year’s Townsville400 V8 race.
Listening for the sounds of the reef
JCU researchers are recording underwater sounds in the Great Barrier Reef to help track animal movements and human activities such as shipping.
Searching JCU made easy
JCU has launched its Research Portfolio, a searchable directory of all the University’s active researchers, their work and their publications.
Climate change to hit plants, animals
Almost two thirds of common plants and half the animals could see a dramatic decline this century due to climate change.