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

    Lipless T-rex ancestor changes the face of history
    Fri, 31 Mar 2017
    A James Cook University scientist has helped in the discovery of a new species of dinosaur – a close ancestor of the fearsome predator Tyrannosaurus Rex.

    Human societies to change as species begin to shift
    Fri, 31 Mar 2017
    New research has revealed the unprecedented impact that climate change is having on where the world’s species live – and researchers say people don’t yet realise the huge impact it will have on their lives.

    “Little Foot” Hominid much younger, says new research
    Thu, 30 Mar 2017
    New research from James Cook University and the University of Johannesburg in South Africa has challenged assumptions about where humankind originated.

    Queensland’s Emerging Science Leader
    Fri, 24 Mar 2017
    A Cairns immunologist who is investigating the benefits of hookworms for people with coeliac disease has been chosen as Queensland’s inaugural Emerging Science Leader.

    FNQ search for the Tasmanian Tiger
    Fri, 24 Mar 2017
    James Cook University scientists are preparing to launch a scientific search for the Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacine) on the Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland.

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