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

    JCU supports prawn and fish farming with new disease testing service
    Thu, 20 Jul 2017
    James Cook University researchers are offering a much-needed additional disease testing service to protect northern Australia’s growing aquaculture industry.

    Risky business: exposure to oil impairs reef fish behaviour
    Tue, 18 Jul 2017
    A world-first study has found that petroleum-based oil, even in small amounts, causes coral reef fishes to engage in risky behaviours, endangering both their lives and the health of the reefs around them.

    JCU scientists produce a hit love song for toads
    Fri, 14 Jul 2017
    James Cook University researchers say they now know exactly what makes horny cane toads boogie. And the toad tune could help sound the death knell for the pests.

    Research raises antibiotic questions
    Thu, 13 Jul 2017
    A James Cook University scientist has warned about the side effects of overusing topical antibiotics, including concerns they’re contributing to global antibiotic resistance.

    Drowning researchers look for help
    Wed, 12 Jul 2017
    A James Cook University scientist is working on ways bystanders can help when they spot someone in trouble in the water.

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