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 helps grow the World's food bowl
    Fri, 17 Mar 2017
    James Cook University scientists are set to play a big part in a $200 million-plus scheme producing high-quality food for a world market.

    Scientists mobilise as bleaching resumes on Great Barrier Reef
    Thu, 16 Mar 2017
    Coral researchers are remobilising to conduct aerial and underwater surveys along the Great Barrier Reef and elsewhere in Australia as coral bleaching reappears for the second year in a row. The decision coincides with the release today of a study in the prestigious journal Nature, which warns that the Reef’s resilience is rapidly waning.

    Thirsty mangroves cause unprecedented dieback
    Tue, 14 Mar 2017
    A James Cook University scientist has discovered why there was an unprecedented dieback of mangroves in the Gulf of Carpentaria in early 2016 – the plants died of thirst.

    You can't stop the music
    Wed, 8 Mar 2017
    From ‘happy feet’ to ‘discriminatory’ beats, shoppers have been telling researchers from James Cook University and the University of Canberra how music in shops makes them feel.

    Virus discovery to help boost crayfish production
    Thu, 2 Mar 2017
    James Cook University scientists using state-of-the-art genome sequencing have discovered two previously unknown crayfish viruses – and they hope their discovery can help boost production of the tasty crustaceans.

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