Using eDNA in the tropics to effectively identify invasive, elusive and rare species

TropWATER researchers have led a new review describing how to better use a revolutionary DNA technique in the tropics, so scientists can more effectively identify invasive, elusive and rare species.PhD candidate Madalyn Cooper (supervised by Trop...



OZFish North Queensland works to improve the health of local waterways

TropWATER Member and OzFish Unlimited project manager for north and far north QLD, Dr Geoff Collins has been working with the Cairns OzFish Chapter, as well as local government and other community groups to improve the health of local waterways. This...



New paper – using jellyfish to monitor herbicide runoff

Herbicides are an integral part of global agricultural activity but can be advected into local drainages that can discharge to coastal marine systems. Herbicide runoff can impact coastal marine organisms, including those associated with coral reefs a...



Citizen science water quality monitoring project in the Whitsunday Region

TropWATER researchers Dr Nathan Waltham and Dr Jordan Iles are engaged with tourism operators to initiate a citizen science water quality monitoring project in the Whitsunday Region. This citizen science project brings together partners from a cross ...



New global database to guide coral restoration

James Cook University researchers say a massive new research database will help experts make better decisions about the restoration of coral reefs.“It’s critical to learn from past mistakes and adapt methods and techniques, to ensure more eff...



One size fits none: Tailoring messages to communicate environmental threats

A new publication led by TropWATER postgraduate student Madelyn Pardon describes a more targeted approach to the communication of environmental threats, such as drought, with the aim of increasing the sustainability of the natural resource.Abstra...



Competitive Summer Internship and Industry Placement with $2,000 bursary – Cairns/Townsville/Mackay

How would you like to join forces with the 2019 national award winners for “Outstanding University and Business Collaboration for National Benefit” for a unique career-enhancing opportunity in marine science and environmental management?J...



TropWATER wins national business environment award

James Cook University has won a prestigious award for helping safeguard the environment near Queensland ports.A team including JCU’s Centre for Tropical Water and Aquatic Ecosystem Research (TropWATER) has picked up a Business Higher Ed...



Three new PhD projects focused on redclaw crayfish

2019 JCU Redclaw crayfish PhD project 1 - sperm technologies2019 JCU Redclaw crayfish PhD project 2 - egg & embryo technologies2019 JCU Redclaw crayfish PhD project 3 - husbandry technologies...