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

The secret forest: an expedition discovers giant trees at high altitude
Wed, 31 May 2017
A James Cook University scientist is part of a team that has discovered giant trees growing on remote mountainsides that could be the tallest ever recorded at those altitudes worldwide.

JCU scientist recognised as a leader in Indo-Pacific fish research
Tue, 30 May 2017
A JCU scientist has received a rare honour, winning an award that places him in an elite group of fish researchers.

JCU surveys mangroves in wake of mass dieback
Sun, 28 May 2017
A team from James Cook University’s TropWATER centre will film every mangrove between Cairns and Cape York following an unprecedented dieback of the trees in the Gulf of Carpentaria last year.

Lost at sea: mum and dad build homes to keep baby corals close
Tue, 23 May 2017
Coral larvae depend on their parents to create nooks and crannies for them so that they can stay, settle and re-establish after a reef has been damaged, according to new findings published this week.

Ferals hunt goes hi-tech
Wed, 17 May 2017
Scientists will use state-of-the-art technology to hunt feral pigs and buffalo in Australia’s remote north.

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