Research and Teaching

Research and Teaching

Research and Teaching

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


    Shelter from the storm
    Wed, 19 Sep 2018
    With cyclone season just around the corner, a James Cook University researcher is investigating how to improve the experiences of people with disabilities who are evacuated to cyclone shelters.

    The root of the problem
    Wed, 19 Sep 2018
    A James Cook University medical researcher is paving the way for earlier and more accurate identification of mental health disorders in children – by reading their hair.

    Genetic sequencing answers critical koala questions
    Thu, 13 Sep 2018
    New research has found populations of koalas with the genetic diversity that could be the key to protecting the vulnerable species from extinction.

    New database to better guide global conservation efforts
    Wed, 12 Sep 2018
    James Cook University researchers say a new global database will lead to better marine parks by helping to bridge critical gaps in marine conservation planning.

    Finding Nemo's genes
    Wed, 12 Sep 2018
    An international team of researchers has mapped Nemo’s genome, providing the research community with an invaluable resource to decode the response of fish to environmental changes, including climate change.

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