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

    Travellers lured overseas by cheap flights urged to remember travel health
    Fri, 15 Dec 2017
    A public health expert is urging Australian travellers to seek health advice before they travel overseas for Christmas holidays.

    Funding boost for indigenous healthcare
    Tue, 12 Dec 2017
    James Cook University scientists have won funding for two projects to improve the health of Indigenous Australians in northern Australia.

    Disappearing sea snakes surprise researchers with hidden genetic diversity
    Fri, 8 Dec 2017
    New research suggests an urgent need to find out why sea snakes are disappearing from known habitats, after it was discovered some seemingly identical sea snake populations are actually genetically distinct from each other and can’t simply repopulate if one group dies out.

    Study finds recreational drug users not what we think
    Wed, 6 Dec 2017
    A James Cook University researcher has been investigating why Australians are among the top users of illegal drugs in the world – and has uncovered some revealing new facts about the motivations of recreational drug users.

    International body recognises important dolphin area after JCU Discovery
    Tue, 5 Dec 2017
    A James Cook University researcher’s discovery of rare Australian snubfin and humpback dolphins in Papua New Guinea has led to the official recognition of the area’s conservation significance.

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