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

    Mystery as frog numbers rebound
    Thu, 16 Nov 2017
    James Cook University scientists are trying to figure out the reason behind some good news on the environmental front, as frog populations bounce back from a devastating disease.

    Australia’s Jurassic mysteries to be unearthed
    Wed, 15 Nov 2017
    A long-standing mystery about the geological evolution of the Australian continent could be solved by a new research project.

    Thousands of scientists warn of catastrophe ahead
    Tue, 14 Nov 2017
    More than 15,000 scientists are warning humanity that time is rapidly running out to stop a global environmental collapse.

    $3 million ports partnership to benefit JCU tropical marine research
    Tue, 14 Nov 2017
    A new research and monitoring partnership between James Cook University and North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP) worth more than $3 million over 3 years will be signed today in Mackay.

    Sharks dine out on fast food
    Wed, 8 Nov 2017
    Scientists have found that some sharks have a taste for fast food, with researchers discovering that a school of sharks in a single bay ate their way through more than 11,000 ‘flake’ fish, commonly used in fish and chips.

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