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

    Thousands of scientists warn of catastrophe ahead
    Tue, 14 Nov 2017
    More than 15,000 scientists are warning humanity that time is rapidly running out to stop a global environmental collapse.

    Sharks dine out on fast food
    Wed, 8 Nov 2017
    Scientists have found that some sharks have a taste for fast food, with researchers discovering that a school of sharks in a single bay ate their way through more than 11,000 ‘flake’ fish, commonly used in fish and chips.

    De factos more likely to drink heavily
    Tue, 7 Nov 2017
    A new study has found people who live in de facto relationships are more likely to engage in risky drinking than those who are legally married.

    Better protection for crucial seagrass meadows
    Fri, 3 Nov 2017
    James Cook University researchers have helped develop a unique scientific model to better protect seagrasses, which are crucial habitats for fish, dugongs and turtles.

    What drives Townsville to save water?
    Thu, 2 Nov 2017
    A James Cook University researcher wants to help Townsville residents save water.

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