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World’s largest shark survey just got bigger
Researchers attempting the world’s largest survey of shark populations just reached their goal of 216 reefs — a year and a half ahead of...

& Education; Colin Simpfendorfer from James Cook University in Australia; Euan Harvey from Curtin University in Australia; and Michelle
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:04:57 +0100 -
First NB-IoT labs opens in Australia
A partnership has been established between Huawei and James Cook University (JCU), focusing on the development of technology around...

between people, place and technology,” said JCU Vice Chancellor Professor Sandra Harding. “From designing smarter cities to growing
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 03:58:32 +0100 -
How the giant white tailed rat challenges the Australian Internet of Things
Building the Internet of Things in the Australian tropical rainforest is not easy, particularly when giant rats view your kit as lunch.

. In conversations with the JCU academics and Huawei executives, it’s clear the Chinese vendor is looking at the research facilities to be
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:23:40 +0100 -
How regions can persuade fly-in fly-out workers to live locally
Regions that offer adequate amenities for residents have the best chance of converting long-distance commuters, writes Riccardo Welters and...

Nicholas is a PhD student in Resource and Labour Economics, both at James Cook University. Originally published in The Conversation.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 04:21:05 +0100 -
Discovering an Ancient Landslide on the Great Barrier Reef – A chat with Dr Rob Beaman
Earlier this week, it was announced that a group of scientists had discovered remnants of an ancient underwater landslide off the northern...

seascape and the reef. Marine Geologist Dr Robert Beaman from James Cook University spoke to our hosts Jennie Lenman and Ian Newton about
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 22:16:47 +0100 -
Can sharks be fished sustainably?
a way to make shark fishing sustainable? Researchers from James Cook University in Australia and Simon Fraser University in B.C. have teamed
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 19:32:25 +0100 -
Gluten-free cure: Bizarre trial with parasitic worms
PEOPLE on gluten-free diets have been given tantalising hope of a cure for the auto-immune condition coeliac...

from the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine at James Cook University in Cairns and announced it would provide $300,000 to
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 01:24:54 +0100 -
Reversing “Empty Forest Syndrome” in Southeast Asia
By Barney Long, Thomas Gray, Antony Lynam, Teak Seng, William Laurance, Lorraine Scotson, William Ripple Warning: The pictures in this...

Mekong, William Laurance is Distinguished Research Professor at James Cook University, Lorraine Scotson is a PhD candidate at the University
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 20:29:37 +0100 -
Move in date nears for Townsville’s universities
IT’S all systems go for Townsville’s universities with students and staff set to move into new buildings at James...

JCU is nearing completion of The Science Place and construction of CQU’s new Flinders St West building is in its final stage. JCU Dean of
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 08:03:00 +0100 -
Cairns Chamber of Commerce welcomes next crop of emerging business leaders
TWELVE of Cairns’ young movers and shakers have been selected as part of Cairns Young Chamber 2017 ‘emerging...

of tomorrow”. “We are very proud to be collaborating with James Cook University once again this year with MBA credits being available for
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 20:00:00 +0100 -