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Dr Peter Horton

James Cook University Expertise:
Olympics, Sociology of Sport, Sports History, Rugby union football, Physical Educ...
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Hiding in plain sight: Navy data reveals the reef behind the Reef

26-Aug-2016 James Cook University, University of Sydney and Queensland University of Technology scientists working with laser data from the Royal Australian Navy have discovered a vast reef behind the familiar Great Barrier Reef. JCU’s Dr Robin Beaman says th ... more...

Survivors stick together

26-Aug-2016 James Cook University scientists have found communities that are united and connected, both internally and externally, can better ride out disasters. JCU’s Dr Helen Boon is the lead author of a book looking at how communities can best survive disa ... more...

One million Australians living in "unhealthy" housing

25-Aug-2016 New research led by the University of Adelaide has highlighted the link between poor living conditions and health, and estimates that more than one million Australians are living in sub-standard housing. The findings are published in the Journal of Pre ... more...

New map shows alarming growth of the human footprint

25-Aug-2016 A James Cook University scientist says a new map of the ecological footprint of humankind shows 97 per cent of the most species-rich places on Earth have been seriously altered. JCU’s Professor Bill Laurance has taken part in a study to map the ec ... more...

90 years of monitoring change in arid zone

19-Aug-2016 A 400 hectare piece of land in South Australia’s outback, 400 kilometres north-east of Adelaide, is providing important data to help researchers and land and environmental managers understand arid zone ecology and the impacts of grazing by sheep and p ... more...