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
- 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.
- New study links dredging to diseased corals
In a world-first study published today, researchers say dredging activity near coral reefs can increase the frequency of diseases affecting corals.
- Baby Nemos finding their way home
Fish larvae on the Great Barrier Reef can find their way home after weeks of drifting in the sea even where the currents are strong, thanks to their senses of smell and hearing, two JCU researchers have found.
- What women want: the ‘ex-factor’
Women instinctively find men who have had a few partners attractive, but get turned off if he has had five or more relationships.
- Global biodiversity hotspots at risk
An international study has found that the world’s ‘biodiversity hotspots’ - rare habitats that sustain most of the Earth’s endangered species - are more threatened than previously thought.