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

    Trust me: trust is the key to good relationships
    Wed, 10 Feb 2016
    James Cook University researchers have discovered that trust – and similar attitudes about the world – are fundamental to good, lasting relationships.

    Weed terminator trialled in the bush
    Tue, 9 Feb 2016
    James Cook University scientists are testing a weed-killing robot they hope will eliminate invasive plant species.

    Motorboat noise gives predators a deadly advantage
    Fri, 5 Feb 2016
    A pioneering new study shows the rate fish are captured by predators can double when boats are motoring nearby.

    Survey shows Aussies’ love and concern for their Great Barrier Reef
    Fri, 29 Jan 2016
    A James Cook University researcher has found more than three quarters of Australians regard the Great Barrier Reef as part of their national identity and nearly 90 per cent believe it is under threat from climate change.

    Baby fish feeling the heat
    Thu, 28 Jan 2016
    Researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University have found that long hot summers can wreak havoc on the development of coral reef fish.

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