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

    Scientists make good ants go bad
    Thu, 28 Apr 2016
    James Cook University scientists have found a way to manipulate the brain chemistry of ants – making aggressive ants calmer, and chilled-out ants cranky.

    Flying high with algae
    Wed, 27 Apr 2016
    A native freshwater algae grown in northern Australia can be used to create a high-quality, renewable jet fuel, an international research team has found.

    Baby fish breathe easier
    Tue, 26 Apr 2016
    Scientists have discovered that the presence of large fish predators can reduce stress on baby fish.

    AITHM’s world leading researchers take aim at eradicating Malaria
    Mon, 25 Apr 2016
    The fight against malaria is one of the most inspiring global health stories of our time, and the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM), is well poised to contribute to eradicating this disease.

    Forest giants at risk
    Fri, 22 Apr 2016
    Large, old trees are the latest living things to come under threat from climate change and other environmental perils according to researchers at James Cook University and the Australian National University.

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