Peer-reviewed scientific publications
- Fitzsimmons, J.M. 2013. How consistent are trait data between sources? A quantitative assessment. Oikos 122:1350-1356. [abstract from journal website] [pdf] [Oikos blog post about my motivations for this research]
- Fitzsimmons, J.M. 2012. Local species trading cards: an activity to encourage scientific creativity and ecological predictions from species’ traits. Journal of Natural History Education and Experience 6:10-15. [article pdf from journal website – open access (i.e., free)]
- Bertram, S.M., V.L.M. Rook, J.M. Fitzsimmons, & L.P. Fitzsimmons. 2011. Fine- and broad-scale approaches to understanding the evolution of aggression in crickets. Ethology 117:1067-1080. [abstract from journal website] [pdf]
- Burke, R.J., J.M. Fitzsimmons, & J.T. Kerr. 2011. A mobility index for Canadian butterfly species based on naturalists’ knowledge. Biodiversity and Conservation 20:2273-2295. [abstract from journal website] [pdf] [The mobility index spreadsheet (referred to as File S3 in paper)]
- Fitzsimmons, J.M., S.E. Schoustra, J.T. Kerr, & R. Kassen. 2010. Population consequences of mutational events: effects of antibiotic resistance on the r/K trade-off. Evolutionary Ecology 24:227-236. [abstract from journal website] [pdf]
- Fitzsimmons, J.M. & L.P. Fitzsimmons. 2010. Pre-copulatory behavior of the wheel bug Arilus gallus (Hemiptera: Reduviidae). Entomological News 121:304-307. [abstract from journal website] [pdf]
- Fitzsimmons, J.M. & D.J. Innes. 2006. Inter-genotype variation in reproductive response to crowding among Daphnia pulex. Hydrobiologia 568:187-205. [abstract from journal website] [pdf]
- Fitzsimmons, J.M. & D.J. Innes. 2005. No evidence of Wolbachia among Great Lakes area populations of Daphnia pulex (Crustacea: Cladocera). Journal of Plankton Research 27:121-124. [article from journal website – open access (i.e., free)]
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.
- How bird flu spreads. On 2006-published research on H5N1 transmission.
- How green was Brian Mulroney? On the former Prime Minister’s environmentalism.
- 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.
- I blogged (canadianfieldnaturalist.blogspot.ca/) 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.