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.
Local language celebrated
Wed, 3 May 2017
James Cook University is celebrating the publication of three volumes devoted to Dyirbal, one of the original languages of northern Queensland.
Coral killers face the bitter end
Thu, 27 Apr 2017
The battle to stop the spread of the destructive Crown-of-Thorns Starfish (CoTS) has received a boost: an innovative method of killing the pest has been proven safe to other marine life and will now be introduced on the Great Barrier Reef.
Plastic could poison oceans for generations
Wed, 26 Apr 2017
James Cook University researchers have discovered that plastic waste in the oceans limits the ability of plankton to breed, which could contribute to global fish population declines.
Scientists study how coral manipulates its bacteria
Mon, 24 Apr 2017
In a novel study with implications for human health, James Cook University researchers are using a $300,000 grant to study how some animals can manipulate their own bacteria.
Algae turns heavy metals green
Thu, 13 Apr 2017
James Cook University researchers have found algae can remove heavy metals from industrial wastewater and can grow biofuels at the same time.
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