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

    How to slow FIFO
    Thu, 9 Feb 2017
    James Cook University academics have come up with ways to help regional towns and policymakers reduce the use of FIFO workers and encourage employees to live in the town in which they work.

    Largest undersea landslide revealed on the Great Barrier Reef
    Wed, 8 Feb 2017
    James Cook University scientists have helped discover the remnants of a massive undersea landslide on the Great Barrier Reef, approximately 30 times the volume of Uluru.

    Can Sharks Be Fished Sustainably?
    Tue, 7 Feb 2017
    Conventional wisdom holds that sharks can’t be harvested in a sustainable manner because they are long-lived animals. It takes time for them to reproduce and grow in numbers.

    Stress hormones underlie Indigenous health gap in Australia
    Thu, 2 Feb 2017
    James Cook University scientists have made a disturbing finding about some young Indigenous people’s biological reaction to stress, but one that could help close the health gap for indigenous people.

    Acid trip makes clumsy cone snails miss their prey
    Wed, 1 Feb 2017
    Deadly cone snails are too clumsy to catch their prey when exposed to the levels of ocean acidification expected under predicted climate change, according to new research published in Biology Letters.

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