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

    Help for people with disabilities in cyclone zones
    Wed, 16 Aug 2017
    A James Cook University researcher wants to make it easier for people with disabilities to cope with cyclones – and she needs Queenslanders’ help to do that.

    Warm frogs can beat deadly disease
    Tue, 15 Aug 2017
    Scientists from James Cook University say a disease that has devastated global frog populations can be slowed or stopped by relatively short increases in frog body temperature.

    The only way is up: trees help reptiles thrive
    Fri, 11 Aug 2017
    James Cook University researchers say if graziers leave trees in place on their land all types of reptiles will benefit.

    JCU scientist finds alcohol-free solution works
    Tue, 8 Aug 2017
    A James Cook University scientist has made a discovery that will make life easier for surgery patients and their surgeon.

    Researchers say act now on frog decline
    Fri, 4 Aug 2017
    Scientists from Australia and the United States are calling for immediate, pre-emptive action to save the world’s frog population.

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