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

    Investigation of massive mangrove dieback boosted
    Fri, 24 Nov 2017
    A James Cook University scientist will investigate an enormous dieback of mangrove forests in the Gulf of Carpentaria, two years after the unprecedented environmental event.

    Search for champion shrimp to fight for fish farmers
    Thu, 23 Nov 2017
    James Cook University scientists are trying to find a natural way to curb huge stock losses in the fish farming industry, with a search for a champion fish-cleaning shrimp to kill parasites.

    Mystery as frog numbers rebound
    Thu, 16 Nov 2017
    James Cook University scientists are trying to figure out the reason behind some good news on the environmental front, as frog populations bounce back from a devastating disease.

    Australia’s Jurassic mysteries to be unearthed
    Wed, 15 Nov 2017
    A long-standing mystery about the geological evolution of the Australian continent could be solved by a new research project.

    $3 million ports partnership to benefit JCU tropical marine research
    Tue, 14 Nov 2017
    A new research and monitoring partnership between James Cook University and North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP) worth more than $3 million over 3 years will be signed today in Mackay.

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