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 scientists assess fishing zones
    Tue, 29 Aug 2017
    James Cook University scientists are set to study the impact of “yellow” conservation zones in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, examining how these ‘middle ground’ zones might help conserve fish stocks.

    JCU scientists help find new species of dinosaur
    Fri, 25 Aug 2017
    JCU staff and students have helped uncover the story of a huge new species of dinosaur in Africa.

    Answers needed on sly grog trade
    Thu, 24 Aug 2017
    James Cook University researchers have found sophisticated tactics are being used to smuggle illicit alcohol into Indigenous communities – with sly grog traders selling alcohol for up to 11 times its retail price.

    JCU scientists assess feral controls
    Fri, 18 Aug 2017
    Invasive species are set for the chop and wetlands feeding into the Great Barrier Reef will benefit as James Cook University partners with a nationwide environmental organisation.

    Help for people with disabilities in cyclone zones
    Wed, 16 Aug 2017
    A James Cook University researcher wants to make it easier for people with disabilities to cope with cyclones – and she needs Queenslanders’ help to do that.

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