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

    Bush kids’ oral health in question
    Tue, 21 Feb 2017
    James Cook University researchers say children in rural Queensland are three times more likely to be admitted to hospital for dental problems than in other parts of the state.

    Seagrass plays major role in pollution reduction
    Thu, 16 Feb 2017
    A new study has found that seagrass meadows have a vital role in reducing man-made pollution.

    Can greens and graziers be friends?
    Thu, 16 Feb 2017
    James Cook University scientists say even though the two are often thought to be in opposition, a mix of farming and conservation may be a good way to protect some environments.

    How to slow FIFO
    Thu, 9 Feb 2017
    James Cook University academics have come up with ways to help regional towns and policymakers reduce the use of FIFO workers and encourage employees to live in the town in which they work.

    Largest undersea landslide revealed on the Great Barrier Reef
    Wed, 8 Feb 2017
    James Cook University scientists have helped discover the remnants of a massive undersea landslide on the Great Barrier Reef, approximately 30 times the volume of Uluru.

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