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
- Hunting porcupines: divers and scientists join forces to find rare stingray
James Cook University scientists and divers have teamed up to study one of the marine world’s most elusive stingrays – the porcupine ray.
- JCU hits 'em for six
James Cook University is again toasting its success, winning a clean sweep of national teaching and learning awards.
- Specialised species critical for reefs
One of Australia's leading coral reef ecologists fears that reef biodiversity may not provide the level of insurance for ecosystem survival that we once thought.
- Sharks more abundant on healthy coral reefs
A new study by researchers from JCU and the Australian Institute of Marine Science has revealed sharks in no-fishing zones in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park are more abundant when the coral is healthy.
- From nursery to school: research highlights critical fish habitats
Researchers have discovered that estuaries and salt marshes are many times more valuable as fish nurseries than was previously thought.