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Ecosystems protect us from climate change – but they need our help
Thu, 24 Mar 2022
A review of two decades of ecosystem monitoring in Australia and New Zealand has confirmed the key role of land-based ecosystems in achieving net zero carbon, while also warning that this role could be threatened by climate change and extreme variability.

Fade to grey – fish communities become duller as coral reefs die
Thu, 17 Mar 2022
James Cook University researchers have found brightly coloured fish are becoming increasingly rare as coral declines, with the phenomenon likely to get worse in the future.

Deadly snakes proving to be slippery customers
Wed, 16 Mar 2022
Some of northern Queensland’s most venomous snakes are more content with slithering in the shadows than risking a fight, according to a James Cook University researcher.

Unleashing the tiger – world-first mapping of the Aussie tiger prawn genome
Mon, 14 Mar 2022
James Cook University researchers have been part of the first-ever successful effort to map the genome of an iconic Australian seafood species – that of the Australian black tiger prawn - which may lead to bigger and more disease resistant farmed stock in the future.

Researchers forge path for women in STEM
Tue, 8 Mar 2022
Two James Cook University geologists are determined to encourage more women to stay in Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields as the sector strives to become more gender diverse.

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