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

    Hiding in plain sight
    Fri, 26 Aug 2016
    James Cook University, University of Sydney and Queensland University of Technology scientists working with laser data from the Royal Australian Navy have discovered a vast reef behind the familiar Great Barrier Reef.

    Survivors stick together
    Fri, 26 Aug 2016
    James Cook University scientists have found communities that are united and connected, both internally and externally, can better ride out disasters.

    New map shows alarming growth of the human footprint
    Thu, 25 Aug 2016
    A James Cook University scientist says a new map of the ecological footprint of humankind shows 97 per cent of the most species-rich places on Earth have been seriously altered.

    Mix of marine zones matters most for prey fish
    Wed, 17 Aug 2016
    In a first-of-its-kind study, James Cook University scientists have discovered a mosaic mix of marine zones could benefit populations of prey fishes.

    Southern turtle spotters wanted
    Tue, 16 Aug 2016
    If you are a budding citizen scientist in the southern half of Australia, James Cook University has an assignment for you – keeping tabs on turtles.

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