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

    In the business of research
    Thu, 4 May 2017
    Senior business academics from around Australia and New Zealand are meeting in Cairns this week.

    Weed terminator to get sharper eyes
    Thu, 4 May 2017
    A James Cook University scientist building a weed-killing robot has received funding from the Federal Government to improve its vision.

    Local language celebrated
    Wed, 3 May 2017
    James Cook University is celebrating the publication of three volumes devoted to Dyirbal, one of the original languages of northern Queensland.

    Coral killers face the bitter end
    Thu, 27 Apr 2017
    The battle to stop the spread of the destructive Crown-of-Thorns Starfish (CoTS) has received a boost: an innovative method of killing the pest has been proven safe to other marine life and will now be introduced on the Great Barrier Reef.

    Plastic could poison oceans for generations
    Wed, 26 Apr 2017
    James Cook University researchers have discovered that plastic waste in the oceans limits the ability of plankton to breed, which could contribute to global fish population declines.

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