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.
Coral killers face the bitter end
Thu, 27 Apr 2017
The battle to stop the spread of the destructive Crown-of-Thorns Starfish (CoTS) has received a boost: an innovative method of killing the pest has been proven safe to other marine life and will now be introduced on the Great Barrier Reef.
Plastic could poison oceans for generations
Wed, 26 Apr 2017
James Cook University researchers have discovered that plastic waste in the oceans limits the ability of plankton to breed, which could contribute to global fish population declines.
Scientists study how coral manipulates its bacteria
Mon, 24 Apr 2017
In a novel study with implications for human health, James Cook University researchers are using a $300,000 grant to study how some animals can manipulate their own bacteria.
Algae turns heavy metals green
Thu, 13 Apr 2017
James Cook University researchers have found algae can remove heavy metals from industrial wastewater and can grow biofuels at the same time.
Two-thirds of Great Barrier Reef hit by back-to-back mass coral bleaching
Mon, 10 Apr 2017
For the second time in just 12 months, scientists have recorded severe coral bleaching across huge tracts of the Great Barrier Reef after completing aerial surveys along its entire length. In 2016, bleaching was most severe in the northern third of the Reef, while one year on, the middle third has experienced the most intense coral bleaching.
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