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

    Two-thirds of Great Barrier Reef hit by back-to-back mass coral bleaching
    Mon, 10 Apr 2017
    For the second time in just 12 months, scientists have recorded severe coral bleaching across huge tracts of the Great Barrier Reef after completing aerial surveys along its entire length.  In 2016, bleaching was most severe in the northern third of the Reef, while one year on, the middle third has experienced the most intense coral bleaching.

    JCU No.1 in world for marine biology
    Tue, 4 Apr 2017
    James Cook University’s standing as a world leader in environmental sciences has been re-affirmed with JCU ranked No.1 in the world for marine biology and No. 2 in the world for biodiversity conservation research.

    Human societies to change as species begin to shift
    Fri, 31 Mar 2017
    New research has revealed the unprecedented impact that climate change is having on where the world’s species live – and researchers say people don’t yet realise the huge impact it will have on their lives.

    Lipless T-rex ancestor changes the face of history
    Fri, 31 Mar 2017
    A James Cook University scientist has helped in the discovery of a new species of dinosaur – a close ancestor of the fearsome predator Tyrannosaurus Rex.

    “Little Foot” Hominid much younger, says new research
    Thu, 30 Mar 2017
    New research from James Cook University and the University of Johannesburg in South Africa has challenged assumptions about where humankind originated.

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