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

    Study exposes misperception of poaching on the GBR and its remedy
    Wed, 21 Feb 2018
    New research has revealed the tiny minority of fishers who poach on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) think the illegal practice is justified, because they believe “everyone else is doing it.”

    Townsville’s creative industries need a boost
    Tue, 20 Feb 2018
    James Cook University researchers have found Townsville is suffering a creative industries ‘brain drain’ and the sector needs a kickstart to stop hundreds of millions of dollars from leaving the city.

    New study reveals Australia’s most endangered ocean ecosystem (and it’s not what you think)
    Thu, 15 Feb 2018
    A new study has found almost all of Australia’s shellfish reefs have disappeared, making them the country’s most threatened ocean ecosystem.

    Sick bees eat healthier
    Wed, 7 Feb 2018
    James Cook University scientists have shown that sick bees try to look after themselves by eating healthy food.

    New technique boosts eyewitness recall
    Thu, 1 Feb 2018
    New research from a James Cook University memory expert shows there may be a simple way to help eyewitnesses of crimes remember more about what they have seen.

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