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

    Drug residues brought to light
    Wed, 27 Jul 2016
    James Cook University scientists have warned that residues from the medicines we take are increasingly finding their way into our drinking water.

    Less fertiliser good news for the reef
    Tue, 26 Jul 2016
    James Cook University researchers have shown a way to potentially halve the amount of fertiliser dairy farmers use while maintaining pasture yields, providing improved protection for the Great Barrier Reef.

    AITHM ready to respond to findings of black lung review
    Wed, 13 Jul 2016
    The Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) at James Cook University (JCU) has today welcomed the release of the Final Report of the independent review into black lung disease by the Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, Dr Anthony Lynham.

    Study looks at program for Defence Force kids
    Wed, 13 Jul 2016
    A James Cook University researcher has been studying the help given to children with a parent deployed on active duty with the military.

    Huge mangrove dieback confirmed by surveys
    Mon, 11 Jul 2016
    A James Cook University scientist says an ‘unprecedented’ event has now been confirmed to have occurred, with surveys showing thousands of hectares of mangroves on the Gulf of Carpentaria suffering a severe dieback.

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