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.
Undersea maps reveal GBR in unprecedented detail
Fri, 19 Jan 2018
High-resolution seafloor maps released today show 1.5 million square kilometres of Australia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef in unprecedented detail.
Water quality and seagrass monitoring starts at Weipa
Wed, 17 Jan 2018
Scientists from James Cook University, working in partnership with North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP), are deploying instruments to measure water quality, and aim to complete seagrass surveys in and around the coastal waters of Weipa.
JCU researcher condemns plans to cut the Amazon rainforest in half
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
A leading James Cook University scientist and internationally recognised environmentalist says the Amazon jungle is about to be cut in half by a new paved highway.
JCU and Royal Life Saving researchers to breathalyse swimmers
Thu, 11 Jan 2018
Researchers will be breathalysing and surveying river users at popular river locations in Townsville this weekend, in an effort to find answers to the nation’s river drowning problem.
Global warning: agricultural production threatens life on Earth
Wed, 10 Jan 2018
New research has found the global scale of agricultural production has already breached two crucial ‘boundaries’ that could endanger human existence.
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