James Cook University (JCU) is a public university based in Townsville, Queensland, Australia. The university has two Australian campuses, located in Townsville and Cairns respectively, and an international campus in Singapore. JCU is the second oldest university in Queensland—proclaimed in 1970—and the first tertiary education institution in North Queensland.
Oil palm—a modeled crop: Scientists developed a model for oil palm cultivation
Australian scientists have developed a model for oil palm cultivation, aimed at helping growers of the crop maximize the yields of their plantations, while minimizing detrimental environmental impacts.
Environmental 'one-two punch' imperils Amazonian forests
One of the world's longest-running ecological studies has revealed that Amazonian forests are being altered by multiple environmental threats – creating even greater perils for the world's largest rainforest.
Redbay trees lost to laurel wilt disease
In a new study just published in the journal Biological Invasions, ecologists at Sewanee: The University of the South and James Cook University in Townsville, Australia, have documented the loss of yet another major tree s ...
Climate change and coevolution: We've done the math
When scientists attempt to understand how climate change might reshape our environment, they must grapple with the seemingly endless complexity of interacting systems.
'Ghost' fish taking over the Caribbean
(Phys.org) —A spiny, toxic and beautiful member of the world's coral reef communities, the Red Lionfish is invisible to the small fish it likes to eat.
Mystery moss rediscovered
(Phys.org) —A botanical puzzle more than 150 years old could soon be solved, thanks to a discovery by a second-year botany student in Queensland's far north.
Endangered frog gets new lease of life
(Phys.org) —In a bold conservation move, one of Australia's rarest frogs has been given a new lease on life following the first successful frog translocation in Queensland's history.
Climate change nothing new in Oz
While we grapple with the impact of climate change, archaeologists suggest we spare a thought for Aboriginal Australians who had to cope with the last ice age.
A step closer to developing new anti-influenza agents
James Cook University scientists have developed a new tool that can be used to more rapidly discover and develop new generations of anti-influenza drugs.
Garlic keeps fanged fish parasites away
The use of garlic to fend off vampires has been well embedded in the minds of most thanks to a number of recent cinematic releases. However, there may be some fact beneath all that fiction for fish, where ...
Climate 'brings opportunities and threats to the Pacific'
(Phys.org) —Climate change will bring both big opportunities and threats to the fish-dependent nations of the Pacific, international scientists say.
Scientists in fight for embattled protected areas
(Phys.org) —Many parks and protected areas around the world are being assailed by poachers and encroachers, but a new study suggests scientific research in the parks helps to reduce such threats.
Lessons for our reefs in Caribbean study
(Phys.org)—Many Caribbean coral reefs have either stopped growing or are on the threshold of starting to erode, which new evidence has revealed.
Tadpoles not just baby frogs
(Phys.org)—Tadpoles may be vital in helping maintain the ecosystems of freshwater streams, a James Cook University researcher is discovering.
Snakes meet their match in offspring-protecting lizards
(Phys.org)—A particular species of lizard will aggressively defend their eggs from predators such as snakes, a James Cook University researcher has found.