Research and Teaching

Research and Teaching

Research and Teaching

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


    Bad news could further harm the reef
    Thu, 2 Aug 2018
    James Cook University researchers have found media coverage that shares bad news about the state of the Great Barrier Reef, despite its importance, could be paralysing people into inaction.

    The Reef reborn? JCU brings coral larval restoration to Cairns
    Thu, 26 Jul 2018
    James Cook University’s Centre for Tropical Water and Aquatic Ecosystem Research (TropWATER) in Cairns is partnering on a project to harvest millions of coral eggs and sperm to grow new coral larvae that will be released to help restore damaged parts of the Great Barrier Reef.

    Natural repellent to combat insect-borne diseases in the Tropics
    Wed, 25 Jul 2018
    James Cook University researchers have helped develop a technique to produce a potent mosquito repellent from essential oils.

    Managing the health of women who have undergone female genital mutilation
    Mon, 23 Jul 2018
    An increase in refugees from countries that practice female genital mutilation is likely to challenge Townsville healthcare professionals and a James Cook University medical student is determined to ensure they are prepared.

    New insights unearthed with newly-discovered armoured dinosaur
    Fri, 20 Jul 2018
    A James Cook University scientist has helped discover the first complete skeleton of a new species of dinosaur – a 76 million-year-old five-metre long beast with spiked armour and a bony, club-like tail.

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