Peer-reviewed scientific publications

Non-peer reviewed publications

  • Fitzsimmons, J.M. 2013. “Dinosaur Train” [TV series review]. Canadian Field-Naturalist 127:91-93. [paywall pdf from journal website] [pdf]
  • Cartwright, C. & J.M. Fitzsimmons. 2012. SWIFT birding software [software review]. Ontario Field Ornithologists News 30: 5. [cartwright-fitzsimmons-2012_swift-birding-software-review]
  • Fitzsimmons, J.M. 2011. Online publication: a natural progression for The Canadian Field-Naturalist. Canadian Field-Naturalist 125:5-6. [paywall pdf from journal website] [pdf]
  • Fitzsimmons, J.M. & J.H. Skevington. 2010. Metrics: don’t dismiss journals with a low impact factor. Nature 466:179. [paywall letter from journal website] [pdf]
  • Fitzsimmons, J.M. 2007. Maggot: CSI. Invited article paid for by GenomeBC.
  • Fitzsimmons, J.M. 2006. Science and Environment articles in the monthly newspaper The Windsor Scoop.
  • Fitzsimmons, J.M. 2005. For Love of Insects [book review]. Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario. 136: 89-90. [pdf from journal website – open access (i.e., free)]
  • Fitzsimmons, J.M. 2001. Ehime-ken ALTs’ English Ideas – 2001 (Editor). Ehime Monbusho (Ministry of Education), Matsuyama, Japan. (a compilation of English lesson plans contributed by teachers in the province).
  • Fitzsimmons, J.M. 1999 – 2000. Science section contributions in The Journal, the main student newspaper at Queen’s University.

Social media

  • I blogged ( and tweeted (@CanFieldNat) for The Canadian Field-Naturalist, 2010-2016.
    • I created the @CanFieldNat twitter account and developed it into arguably the most-followed account about Canada’s natural history.
  • I created a popular series of video tutorials on how to do basic biology statistics and graphs in Microsoft Excel. I created these as Lab Coordinator at Carleton University in 2012. More than 300,000 views.
  • I have been quoted in The Guardian, and am a prominent member of Canada’s community of conservation ecology tweeters (@JayFitzsy).
  • Series of tweets (storified here) on the lack of women scientists among The Royal Society of Canada’s fellows. Led to collaboration opportunity with co-authors which we hope to publish soon.