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

    Link between sweetener and liver cancer probed
    Wed, 18 Jan 2017
    A James Cook University researcher will use a grant from the Cancer Council to investigate the relationship between fructose - a common sweetener in soft drinks - and liver cancer, an increasingly prevalent and deadly cancer.

    Turtle secrets uncovered
    Thu, 12 Jan 2017
    James Cook University scientists think sea turtles may use the sunrise to show them the way home, after analysing satellite tracking data of the animals.

    Flies surprise in climate experiment
    Wed, 11 Jan 2017
    Researchers at James Cook University say experiments with hundreds of thousands of caged flies on mountainsides have shown the effects of climate change are more complex than first thought.

    Research reveals cheap ways of reducing carbon emissions
    Thu, 5 Jan 2017
    New research led by James Cook University has found there are cost-effective ways to reduce carbon emissions caused by forest loss in Southeast Asia.

    Magnetic force pulls baby reef fish back home
    Thu, 22 Dec 2016
    Baby reef fish have an internal magnetic ‘compass’ that directs them home at night, world-first research has revealed.

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