College of Science and Engineering Recent news in Science and Engineering
New insights unearthed with newly-discovered armoured dinosaur
Fri, 20 Jul 2018
A James Cook University scientist has helped discover the first complete skeleton of a new species of dinosaur – a 76 million-year-old five-metre long beast with spiked armour and a bony, club-like tail.
Eradicate rats to bolster coral reefs
Thu, 12 Jul 2018
Rat control should be considered an urgent conservation priority on many remote tropical islands to protect vulnerable coral reefs, according to an international team of scientists.
Piscatory paradox: frigid polar oceans, not balmy coral reefs, are species-formation hot spots for marine fishes
Thu, 5 Jul 2018
Tropical oceans teem with the dazzle and flash of colourful reef fishes, and contain far more species than the cold ocean waters found at high latitudes. This “latitudinal diversity gradient” is one of the most famous patterns in biology, and scientists have puzzled over its causes for more than 200 years.
JCU takes aim at NT weeds
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
James Cook University will unleash drones, sensors and other high-tech devices to combat weeds on Northern Territory cattle stations.
‘Gloomy’ octopuses’ Tassie seachange
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
A James Cook University scientist says east coast octopuses are extending their range south, riding a new wave of warm water to Tasmania as ocean currents change.