Research

Research

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


    Smart growth: Marine snails know how to budget their housing costs
    Thu, 21 Sep 2017
    For nearly 50 years, researchers have been stumped as to why sea shells from warm tropical waters are comparatively larger than their cold-water relatives.  New research, led by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) at James Cook University, suggests that it all comes down to ‘housing cost.’

    Cyclones' emotional toll
    Wed, 20 Sep 2017
    As cyclone season looms, a James Cook University researcher has found the emotional damage from a big storm can be worse than the physical effects.

    JCU scientist recognised with new parasite
    Fri, 15 Sep 2017
    Some would see it as an occupational hazard for a parasitologist, but a James Cook University scientist says she is delighted a new parasite will be named after her.

    New weapons against tuberculosis
    Thu, 14 Sep 2017
    Research underway at the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) in Cairns and Townsville aims to save millions of lives currently threatened by tuberculosis (TB).

    JCU Cyclone Testing Station celebrates 40 years of keeping Australians safe
    Wed, 13 Sep 2017
    For 40 years, the Cyclone Testing Station (CTS) at James Cook University has been protecting the homes and lives of people in northern Australia and beyond.

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