JCU is a leader in research addressing the critical challenges facing the tropics, world-wide. 

A defining feature of JCU is its tropical location and its research excellence in disciplines of particular relevance to the tropics. 

As a comprehensive university in the tropics, JCU is well placed to foster cross-disciplinary collaborations to meet these challenges.

JCU Research News

    Tiny ant brains achieve much
    Wed, 19 Oct 2016
    A James Cook University scientist has peered into the brains of ants to discover how their tiny minds achieve so much, with so little.

    Burn-offs benefit bettong
    Fri, 14 Oct 2016
    James Cook University researchers say bandicoots suffer but bettongs do better after burn-offs in the bush.

    Modern roof shapes tested against big blows
    Thu, 13 Oct 2016
    New homes are increasingly being built with unusual roof shapes, and new research by James Cook University reveals the potential for some new designs to lose roof cladding if houses aren’t well maintained or have minor construction defects.

    Injury hurts men’s wallets
    Thu, 6 Oct 2016
    A James Cook University researcher says men with long-term injuries such as back problems are nearly $1,000,000 worse off over their working lifespan compared to men with no injuries.

    Clever fish play it cool
    Wed, 5 Oct 2016
    Ocean warming is occurring at such a rapid rate that fish are searching for cooler waters to call home.

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