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

    Call to stop African eco-disaster in the making
    Thu, 5 Oct 2017
    A James Cook University scientist has warned of an environmental catastrophe in Africa’s world-famous Serengeti if planned new dams are built.

    Sharks longer in the tooth than we thought
    Fri, 29 Sep 2017
    A James Cook University researcher has found that sharks and rays live a lot longer than we thought – some twice as long as previously estimated.

    JCU team’s winning basketball formula
    Thu, 28 Sep 2017
    James Cook University scientists have come up with a winning formula for basketball teams looking to take home Olympic gold.

    Study suggests an answer to young people’s persistent sleep problems
    Tue, 26 Sep 2017
    A collaborative research project involving James Cook University and the University of Queensland indicates high rates of sleep problems continuing through teenage years and into early adulthood - but also suggests a natural remedy.

    Sweeter water
    Mon, 25 Sep 2017
    Water treatment trials at Babinda in far north Queensland aim to protect the Great Barrier Reef by removing dissolved inorganic nitrogen from agricultural run-off water.

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