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

    Global warming is transforming the Great Barrier Reef
    Thu, 19 Apr 2018
    A new study published online today in Nature shows that corals on the northern Great Barrier Reef experienced a catastrophic die-off following the extended marine heatwave of 2016.

    Tiny plastics are potentially dangerous for turtles too
    Tue, 17 Apr 2018
    Scientists from James Cook University (JCU) and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) have developed a new method to study microplastics swallowed by sea turtles.

    Lost in translation
    Mon, 16 Apr 2018
    In a groundbreaking study, an Aboriginal researcher at James Cook University has placed mainstream Australian culture under the microscope to de-mystify it for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

    Art is in the eye of the beholder
    Thu, 12 Apr 2018
    A James Cook University researcher has found that a person’s mental state affects how they look at art.

    New boat puts a sting into turtle health research
    Wed, 11 Apr 2018
    The Scorpion is set to join The Dragon in a boost to James Cook University’s marine turtle research.

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