Research

Research

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


    Solving the riddle of Australia's colonisation
    Tue, 27 Sep 2016
    James Cook University scientists may have solved the riddle of how the vast continent of Australia was colonised more than 47,000 years ago.

    Talking tax in Cairns
    Mon, 26 Sep 2016
    Tax academics from across Australia and New Zealand will meet in Cairns today (26 September) for a one-day tax research symposium.  Among the topics up for discussion is the intersection of Australian tax legislation and Queensland’s new Environmental Protection (Chain of Responsibility) Act.

    Shoal-mates soothe stressed fish
    Thu, 22 Sep 2016
    Coral reef fish get stressed and lose weight if they are separated from each other, according to new research about the Great Barrier Reef.

    Tough times ahead for eucalypts
    Tue, 20 Sep 2016
    Some of Australia’s iconic eucalypts could be struggling to still call Australia home by the 2070s.

    Genes could get the jump on cane toads
    Tue, 13 Sep 2016
    A JCU scientist says slow adaptation to cold weather is delaying toad spread into the southern states.

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