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

    Researchers say act now on frog decline
    Fri, 4 Aug 2017
    Scientists from Australia and the United States are calling for immediate, pre-emptive action to save the world’s frog population.

    Research to help tourism operators speak up about threats to the reef
    Thu, 3 Aug 2017
    James Cook University and CSIRO researchers say tourism operators on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) want to talk to their guests about climate change but are often uncertain how go about it.

    Baby reef fish can ‘sniff out’ their relatives before they hatch
    Mon, 31 Jul 2017
    A recent discovery has uncovered that two species of damselfish can recognise their relatives by smell – and it’s all happening before any of them have even hatched.

    High-tech deepsea drillship visits Townsville
    Fri, 28 Jul 2017
    The high-technology research drill ship JOIDES Resolution is visiting Townsville before it undertakes a two-month expedition that could help uncover the mysteries of the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’ and the submerged continent of Zealandia.

    Scientists propose new approach to hitting the gym
    Thu, 27 Jul 2017
    James Cook University sports scientists are warning that fatigue from weight training can carry over to endurance training and the two activities must be better coordinated to maximise athletes’ performance.

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