Student research projects available at TropWATER Cairns

JCU TropWATER in Cairns has a number of student research projects available for honours, masters and PhD students including:Understanding resilience of large persistent seagrass species to low light conditions Investigating next-gen 3D p...



Massive coral pre-dating European exploration and settlement of Australia discovered on GBR

“Using calculations based on rock coral growth rates and annual sea surface temperatures, we think it’s between 421 and 438 years old and predates European exploration and settlement of Australia,” said Dr Smith.The coral was discovered off...



Repairing wetlands using big business

Researchers believe an innovative new scheme could help save and restore threatened wetlands, such as those that are crucial to the health of the Great Barrier Reef.The research, from a James Cook University-led international multi-disciplinary c...



Tourists may love waterfalls, but so do shifty shrimps

Field studies involving scientists from TropWATER, CSIRO Land & Water and a prominent ichthyologist Professor Philippe Keith from the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle in Paris, show that waterfalls are key feature structuring fish and crus...



Reef Ecologic in partnership with TropWATER are finalists for the 2020 Banksia Small Business Awards

Congratulations to Reef Ecologic who are finalists for the 2020 Banksia Small Business Awards for their work in partnership with TropWATER and the Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA).You can view their 2-minute video on the Banksia Foundation website...



TropWATER’s Dr Ian McLeod wins 2020 Eureka Prize for Applied Environmental Research

James Cook University scientists are celebrating two wins at last night’s ‘Oscars of Australian science’, the Eureka Prizes.A team of scientists led by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at JCU has won the 2020 Eureka Prize...



Competitive Summer Internship and Industry Placement with $2,000 bursary Available

 Submit your application to Dr Michael Rasheed michael.rasheed@jcu.edu.au or Dr Nathan Waltham nathan.waltham@jcu.edu.au by the 23 October 2020.  ...



New marine science scholarships as JCU extends deal with NQBP

James Cook University will have a leading role in safeguarding the reef as it begins a new $5 million, five-year partnership with North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP). The environmental monitoring agreement expands the current three-year p...



Pandora’s box: aquatic biosecurity challenges associated with the freshwater aquarium trade and northern Australian ecosystems

Most of us are familiar with pests and weeds causing problems in freshwater ecosystems. In northern Australia, more notable troublemakers include pigs, tilapia and salvinia. However, a recent report commissioned by the Department of Agriculture, Wate...