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.
JCU team says hominid lived alongside modern humans
Tue, 9 May 2017
James Cook University scientists have discovered that primitive hominids lived in Africa at the same time as humans – the first time this has been established.
Weed terminator to get sharper eyes
Thu, 4 May 2017
A James Cook University scientist building a weed-killing robot has received funding from the Federal Government to improve its vision.
Coral killers face the bitter end
Thu, 27 Apr 2017
The battle to stop the spread of the destructive Crown-of-Thorns Starfish (CoTS) has received a boost: an innovative method of killing the pest has been proven safe to other marine life and will now be introduced on the Great Barrier Reef.
Plastic could poison oceans for generations
Wed, 26 Apr 2017
James Cook University researchers have discovered that plastic waste in the oceans limits the ability of plankton to breed, which could contribute to global fish population declines.
Algae turns heavy metals green
Thu, 13 Apr 2017
James Cook University researchers have found algae can remove heavy metals from industrial wastewater and can grow biofuels at the same time.