College of Science and Engineering

College of Science and Engineering

As part of the Division of Tropical Environments and Societies, the College of Science and Engineering promotes, supports and administers quality teaching, hands-on experiences, industry placements and research at JCU in the areas of Marine Biology & Aquaculture, Zoology and Ecology, Geoscience, Environmental Management, Physical Sciences, and Engineering.

Recent news in Science and Engineering

Distant fish relatives share looks
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
James Cook University scientists have found evidence that even distantly related Australian fish species have evolved to look and act like each other, which confirms a central tenet of evolutionary theory.

Research for an oil (palm) change
Fri, 9 Jun 2017
In recent research, scientists have developed a technique that shows great promise for helping oil palm growers optimise production and reduce environmental impacts.The research, carried out by doctoral candidate Lénaïc Pardon, focused on crop yield, nitrous oxide emissions and nitrogen leaching.

Lubricated fish lips help wrasses vacuum coral goodies
Tue, 6 Jun 2017
James Cook University scientists using have discovered that a fish species has evolved highly specialised self-lubricating lips to help them feed from razor-sharp corals.

‘No pets policy’ affected Cyclone Debbie evacuations
Sun, 4 Jun 2017
James Cook University researchers have found that most people in the path of Cyclone Debbie refused to be evacuated - many out of loyalty to their pets or because of a poor impression of evacuation centres.

A brave new world for coral reefs
Thu, 1 Jun 2017
The future of the world’s coral reefs hangs in the balance, but it is not too late to save them, according to a major study published today in the prestigious journal, Nature.

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