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

    Scientists say global road-building explosion could be disastrous for people and nature
    Fri, 27 Oct 2017
    The global explosion of new roads is rife with economic, social, and environmental dangers, according to a study in Science led by Professor William Laurance from James Cook University.

    JCU researchers looking at innovative ways to solve the GP shortage in the bush
    Wed, 25 Oct 2017
    Researchers from James Cook University’s (JCU) College of Medicine and Dentistry have been awarded $150,000 to investigate how best to address the GP shortage in the bush.

    Many Planned Tropical Roads Shouldn’t Be Built, Concludes Major Study
    Tue, 24 Oct 2017
    We are living in the most dramatic era of road expansion in human history, but many planned roads should not be built, concludes a major study by James Cook University researchers.

    Developing Northern Australia: greenlight for crucial Northern Australia projects
    Thu, 19 Oct 2017
    Pearls, pests, poxvirus and pasture: JCU, together with their industry partners, have picked up more than $6.5 million in federal funding for landmark research to boost crucial industries for northern Australia.

    Global search for vanishing ocean giants
    Tue, 17 Oct 2017
    James Cook University researchers are leading a global search for one of the most fascinating creatures of the deep – the sawfish – and they’re using an innovative method to track down the endangered animal.

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