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


    New thinking needed on environmental campaigns
    Wed, 1 Jun 2016
    James Cook University researchers are fine-tuning better ways to motivate people to look after the environment.

    Coral death toll climbs on Great Barrier Reef
    Mon, 30 May 2016
    Coral reef scientists estimate that mass bleaching has killed 35% of corals on the northern and central Great Barrier Reef.

    A welcome shot in the arm for malaria research
    Thu, 26 May 2016
    The Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) at James Cook University welcomes the $1.06 million Australian Tropical Medicine Commercialisation Grant announced in Cairns today by Federal Minister for Trade and Investment Steven Ciobo.

    Restoring Australia’s lost shellfish reefs
    Thu, 26 May 2016
    Australia once had extensive shellfish reefs across its coastlines, but they are now largely destroyed and James Cook University researchers have identified what needs to be done to repair and conserve them.

    Federal election last chance for the reef - JCU scientists
    Thu, 19 May 2016
    Scientists from James Cook University say the Great Barrier Reef will be in a terminal condition within five years without a $10 billion commitment during this federal election campaign to improve water quality.

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