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

    Coral Reefs are in trouble - how can people adapt?
    Mon, 29 Jan 2018
    An international team of scientists has developed a strategy to boost people’s ability to adapt to climate change, revealed in a new study published today in the prestigious journal, Nature Climate Change.

    Plastics linked to disease in coral
    Fri, 26 Jan 2018
    An international team led by a JCU scientist has found that contact with plastic waste massively increases the chance of disease in corals.

    A paradigm shift in drug discovery
    Wed, 24 Jan 2018
    James Cook University scientists have developed a new drug screening technology that’s described as a ‘paradigm shift’ in the war against drug-resistant microorganisms.

    New pygmy squid discovery
    Tue, 23 Jan 2018
    They’re tiny, cute, and play an important role in marine ecosystems: researchers have discovered a new species of the thumbnail-sized pygmy squid.

    Undersea maps reveal GBR in unprecedented detail
    Fri, 19 Jan 2018
    High-resolution seafloor maps released today show 1.5 million square kilometres of Australia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef in unprecedented detail.

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