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
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.
Spontaneously jumping dew drops clean nature’s surfaces
Scientists at JCU along with collaborators at Duke University have shown for the first time how nature can use dew drops to clean surfaces such as plant leaves and the bodies of insects.
Pest fish to be tracked by its DNA
One of North Queensland's most invasive species of pest fish may be tracked by its own DNA, in a new collaborative project between researchers from JCU and the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
JCU celebrates a boat as old as the university itself
A 40 year-old research vessel that has been instrumental in establishing JCU as a world-class centre for marine research has had a makeover and is being re-launched this week.
Dinosaur embryo bonebed reveals its secrets
A 190 million-year-old dinosaur bonebed near the city of Lufeng, in Yunnan, China has revealed for the first time how dinosaur embryos grew and developed in their eggs.