James Cook University (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

    Half of Amazonian tree species may be threatened
    Sat, 21 Nov 2015
    A James Cook University scientist says a new study shows more than half of all tree species in the world’s most diverse forest - the Amazon - may be globally threatened.

    Wired society speeds up brains … and time
    Thu, 19 Nov 2015
    Our techno-gadgets may be amping up our brain’s processing speed and causing us to believe time is racing by, according to a James Cook University researcher.

    Yellow Crazy Ants threaten native butterflies
    Tue, 17 Nov 2015
    In the first study of its kind, James Cook University scientists have discovered the invasive yellow crazy ant (YCA) to be an extremely efficient killer of native butterfly caterpillars.

    JCU and rangers track climate change
    Mon, 16 Nov 2015
    James Cook University scientists and Land and Sea Rangers from the Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) have installed scientific instruments to measure the impact of climate change in Australia’s northern-most islands.

    New grant expands JCU hookworm treatment
    Mon, 9 Nov 2015
    A James Cook University scientist and a medical doctor will study a revolutionary treatment for a debilitating illness that affects hundreds of thousands of Australians.

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