Firn, J., Schutz, M., Nguyen, Risch, (2017) Herbivores sculpt leaf traits differently in grasslands depending on life form and land use histories. Ecology (IF 5.2) DOI: 10.1002/ecy.1637
Firn, J., LaDouceur, E, Dorrough, J (2017) Integrating local knowledge and research to refine the management of an invasive non‐native grass in critically endangered grassy woodlands Journal of Applied Ecology
R Godfree, J Firn, S Johnson, N Knerr, J Stol, V Doerr (2017) Why non-native grasses pose a critical emerging threat to biodiversity conservation, habitat connectivity and agricultural production in multifunctional rural landscapes, Landscape Ecology, 1-24
JM DiTomaso, TA Monaco, JJ James, J Firn (2017) Invasive Plant Species and Novel Rangeland Systems, Rangeland Systems, 429-465
KE Matthews, J Firn, S Schmidt, K Whelan (2017) A comparative study on student perceptions of their learning outcomes in undergraduate science degree programmes with differing curriculum models. International Journal of Science Education, 1-19
Wolfram, Dressler, Koning, Jessica de, Montefrio, Firn, J. (2016) Land sharing not sparing in the “green economy”: the role of livelihood bricolage in conservation and development in the Philippines. Geoforum 76; pg 75-89 (IF 2.4)
Nguyen, H., Vanclay, J., Herbohn, J. and Firn, J. (2016) Drivers of tree growth, mortality and harvest preferences in species-rich plantations for smallholders and communities in the tropics. PloS ONE, DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0164957, pg. 1-20
Harpole, W.S., Sullivan, L.L., Lind, E.M., Firn, J et al. (2016) Addition of multiple limiting resources reduces grassland diversity. Nature. Doi:10.1038/nature19324
Wills, J., Herbohn, J., Maranguit Moreno OM, Avela, M.S., Firn, J. (2016) Next Generation forests: recruitment of species and functional diversity underneath reforestation types in a human dominated landscape. Journal of Applied Ecology. 10.1111/1365-2664.12770; follow this link to Jarrah’s blog post on this study: Gone with the wind: canopies of next generation tropical forests will function differently based on today’s understory recruitment
Funk, J.L., Larson, J.E., Ames, G.A., Butterfield, B.J., Cavender-Bares, J., Firn, J., Laughlin, D.C., Sutton-Grier, A.E., Williams, L. and Wright, J. (2016) Revisiting the Holy Grail: using plant functional traits to understand ecological processes. Biological Reviews. DOI: 10.1111/brv.12275; http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/brv.12275/full
Mukul, S.A., Herbohn, J., and Firn, J. (2016) Co-benefits of biodiversity and carbon from regenerating secondary forests in the Philippines uplands: implications for forest landscape restoration. Biotropica, Vol. 48(6), pg. 882-889
Mason, E.D., Firn, J., Hines, H.B., Baker, A (2016) Breeding biology and growth in a new and threatened carnivorous marsupial. Mammal Research. doi:10.1007/s13364-016-0303-z, pg. 1-9
Morgan, J.W., Dwyer, J.M, Price, J, N, Prober, S.M., Power, S.A., Firn, J., Moore, J.L., Wardle, G.M., Seabloom, E.W., Borer, E. T., and Camac, J.S. (2016) Species origin affects the rate of response to inter-annual growing season precipitation and nutrient addition in four Australian native grasslands. Journal of Vegetation Science. DOI: 10.1111/jvs.12450
Grace, B, J., Anderson, M. T., Seabloom, E.W., Borer, E. T. Adler, P.B., Harpole, W.S., Hautier, Y., Hillebrand, H., Lind, E.M., Partel, M., Bakker, J.D., Buckley, Y.M., Crawley,x
M.J., Damschen, E.I., Davies, K. F., Fay, P.A. Firn, J., Gruner, D. S., Hector, A, Knops, J.M., MacDougall, A.S., Melbourne, B.A., Morgan, J.W., Orrock, J.L., Prober, S.M. and Smith, M.S., (2016). Integrative modeling reveals mechanisms linking productivity and plant species richness, Nature, doi:10.1038/nature16524 [2014 IF: 41.456] Google Cites: 2
Mukul, S.A., Herbohn, J., and Firn, J. (2016) Tropical secondary forests after shifting cultivation are important carbon sinks in upland Philippines. Scientific Reports, 6, Article number: 22483: doi:10.1038/srep22483
Flores-moreno, H., Reich, P.M., Lind, E.M., Sullivan, L., Seabloom, E.W., Bakker, J.D., Cadotte, Caldeira, M., Chaneton, E.J., D’Antonio, C.D., Fay, P., Firn, J., Hagenah, N., Harpole, S.W., Iribarne, O., Kirkman, K.P., Knops, J.M.H., LaPierre, K.J., Laun
gani, R., Leakey, A.D.B., McCulley, R.L., Moore, J.L., Pascual, J. and Borer, E. T. ( 2016) Climate modifies response of non-native and native species richness to nutrient enrichment. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 371, DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0273; Special issue on “Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in dynamic landscapes” http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/371/1694
Baynes, J., Herbohn, J., Chazdon, R.L., Nguyen, H., Firn, J., Gregorio, N. and Lamb, D. (2016 online first) Effects of fragmentation and landscape variation on tree diversity in post-logging regrowth forests of the Southern Philippines. Biodiversity and Conservation: https://www.springerprofessional.de/en/effects-of-fragmentation-and-landscape-variation-on-tree-diversi/10002658?searchBackButton=true
Tredennick, A., Adler, P. B., Grace, J., Harpole, S.W., Borer, E.T., Seabloom, E.W., Anderson, T. M., Bakker, J.D., Biederman, L.A., Brown, C., Buckley, Y.M., Chu, C., Collins, S. L., Crawley, M.J., Fay, P.A., Firn, J., Gruner, D. S., Hagenah, N., Hautier, Y., Hector, A., Hillebrand, H., Kirkman, K., Knops, J.M, Laungani, R., Lind, E., MacDougall, A.S, McCulley, R. L., Mitchell, C.E., Moore, J.L., Morgan, J. W., Orrock, J.L., Peri, P.L., Prober, S.M., Risch, A.C., Schutz, M., Speziale, K.L., Standish, R.J., Sullivan, L.L., Wardle, G.M., Williams, R.J., and Yang, L.H. 2016. Comment on “Worldwide evidence of a unimodel relationship between productivity and plant species richness” Science, 351, 457, Technical comment
Gray, Emma L., Baker, Andrew M., & Firn, Jennifer (2016) Autecology of a new species of carnivorous marsupial, the endangered black-tailed dusky antechinus (Antechinus arktos), compared to a sympatric congener, the brown antechinus (Antechinus stuartii). Mammal Research. (In Press)
Buru, Joshua C., Dhileepan, Kunjithapatham, Osunkoya, Olusegun O., & Firn, Jennifer (2016) Comparison of growth traits between abundant and uncommon forms of a non-native vine, Dolichandra unguis-cati (Bignoniaceae) in Australia. NeoBiota, 30, pp. 91-109.
Leff, Jonathan W., Jones, Stuart E., Prober, Suzanne M., Barberan, Albert, Borer, Elizabeth T., Firn, Jennifer, et al. (2015) Consistent responses of soil microbial communities to elevated nutrient inputs in grasslands across the globe. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Early view) http://www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1208382112
Firn, Jennifer, Martin, Tara G., Chadès, Iadine, Walters, Belinda, Hayes, John, Nicol, Sam, et al. (2015) Priority threat management of non-native plants to maintain ecosystem integrity across heterogeneous landscapes. Journal of Applied Ecology. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12500
Firn, Jennifer, Maggini, Ramona, Chadès, Iadine, Nicol, Sam, Walters, Belinda, Reeson, Andrew, et al. (2015) Priority threat management of invasive animals to protect biodiversity under climate change. Global Change Biology. Doi: 10.1111/gcb.13034
Firn, J. (In press). ‘Capping off’ the development of graduate capabilities in the final semester unit for biological students: review and recommendations. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice. Vol. 12, iss3/3, http://ro.uow.edu.au/jutlp/vol12/iss3/3
Fay, P A., Prober, S.M, Harpole, W.S., Knops, J., Bakker, D., Borer, E.B, Lind, E., MacDougall, A.S, Seabloom, E., Wragg,P., Adler, P.B., Blumenthal, D, Buckley, Y.M., Chu, C, Cleland, E.E., Collins, S.C., Davies, K., Du, G, Feng, F., Firn, J., Gruner, D., Hagenah, N., Hautier, Y., Heckman, R., Jin, V.L., Kirkman, K.P., Julia Klein25, Ladwig,L., Li, Q., McCulley, R., Melbourne, B., Mitchell,C.E., Moore, J.L., Morgan, J.L., Anita C. Risch30, Schütz, M., Stevens, C.J., Wedin, D., and Yang, L. (2015) Beyond nitrogen: multiple nutrient constraints on grassland productivity. Nature Plants, 1(7), Article number: 15080.
Fensham, R.J., Fraser, J., MacDermott, H.J. and Firn, J. (2015) Dominant tree species are at risk from exaggerated drought under climate change scenarios. Global Change Biology [2013 IF: 8.224] doi: 10.1111/gcb.12981
Seabloom, E. W., Borer, E.T., Buckley, Y. M., Cleland, E. E., Davies, K.F. Firn, J. et al. (2015) Plant species’ origin predicts dominance and response to nutrient enrichment and herbivores in global grasslands. 6: 7710, DOI:10.1038/ncomms8710, Pg. 1-8
Orrock, J., Borer, E.T., Brudvig, L. A., Firn, J., MacDougall, A.S., Melbourne, B., Yang, L., Baker, D.V., Bar-Massada, A.V., Crawley, M.J., Damschen, E.I., Davies, K.F., Gruner, D.S., Kay, A.D., Lind, E., McCulley, R.L., &Seabloom, E.W. (2015). A continent-wide study reveals clear relationships between regional abiotic conditions and post-dispersal seed predation. Journal of Biogeography. [2013 IF: 4.9]
Stevens, C., Lind, E., Hautier, Y., Harpole, W., Borer, E., Hobbie, S., Seabloom, E., Ladwig, L., Bakker, J., Chu, C., Collins, S., Davies, K., Firn, J., Hillebrand, H., La Pierre, K., MacDougall, A., Melbourne, B., McCulley, R., Morgan, J., Orrock, J., Prober, S., Risch, A., Schuetz, M., & Wragg, P. (In press). Anthropogenic nitrogen deposition predicts local grassland primary production worldwide. Ecology. [2013 IF: 5.000]
Prober, S.M., Leff, J., Bates, S.T., Borer, E.T., Firn, J., &22 others (2015). Plant diversity predicts beta but not alpha diversity for soil microbes across grasslands worldwide. Ecology Letters, 18, 85-95. [2013 IF: 13.042]
Chadès, I., Nicol, S., van Leeuwen, S., Walters, B., Firn, J., Reeson, A., Martin, T., & Carwardine, J. (published online 31 October 2014). Benefits of integrating complementarity into priority threat management. Conservation Biology. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cobi.12413/abstract [2013 IF: 4.320]
Muller, Jonathon, Loh, Susan, Braggion, Ligia, Cameron, Stephen and Firn, J. (2014) Diverse urban plantings managed with sufficient resource availability can increase plant productivity and arthropod diversity. Frontiers in Plant Science| Early View doi:10.3389/fpls.2014.00517; http://journal.frontiersin.org/Journal/10.3389/fpls.2014.00517/abstract
Nguyen, H., Firn, J., Lamb, D., and Herbhon, J. (2014) Wood density: a tool to find complementary species for the design of mixed species plantations. Forest Ecology and Management; http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1Pkas1L~Gw0Df~
Gamage, H.K., Memmott, P., Firn, J, and Schmidt, S. (2014) Harvesting as an alternative to burning for managing spinifex grasslands in Australia. Advances in Ecology. http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ae/2014/430431/abs/
Borer, E., Harpole, W.S., Gruner, D, Hillebrand, H., Lind, E, Adler, P, Alberti, J, Anderson, T.M, Bakker, J.D, Biederman, L., Blumenthal, D, Brown, C.S., Brudvig, L.A., Cadotte, M., Chu, Chengjin, Cleland, E.E., Crawley, M, Daleo, P., Damschen, E.I., Davies, K., DeCrappeo, N.M., Du, G., Firn, J, Hautier, Y., Heckman, R.W., Hector, A., HilleRisLambers, J., Iribarne, O. Knops, J.M.H, La Pierre, K.J., Li, Wei, MacDougall, A.S., McCulley, R, Melbourne, B., Mitchell, C.E., Moore, J.L., Mortensen, B., O’Halloran, L.R., Orrock, J., Pascual, J., Prober, S.M., Pyke, D.A., Risch, A.C., Schuetz, M., Smith, M.D., Stevens, C., Sullivan, L., Williams, R.J., Wragg, P.D., Wright, J.P., Yang, L. and Seabloom, E. (2014) Herbivores and nutrients control grassland plant diversity via light limitation. Nature. Vol. 508, pg. 517-520ERA rating A*, Impact Factor= 38.56
MacDougall, A.S., J. R. Bennett, J. Firn, E. W. Seabloom, E. T. Borer, E. M. Lind, J. L. Orrock, W. S. Harpole, Y. Hautier, P. B. Adler, E. Cleland, K. Davies, B. Melbourne, S. M. Prober, J. D. Bakker, P. A. Fay, V. L. Jin, A. Kendig, K. J. La Pierre, J. L Moore, J. Morgan, and C. J. Stevens(In Press) Regional-scale factors most consistently explain plot-level diversity in invaded systems. Global Ecology and Biogeography. Impact factor = 7.22
*Fensham, R., Silcock, J., and Firn J. (2014) Managed livestock grazing is compatible with the maintenance of plant diversity in semi-desert grasslands. Ecological applications. vol. 24, pg. 503-517 Impact factor = 5.1
*Pichancourt, J.B., Firn, J., Chades, I and Martin T. M. (2014) Growing biodiverse carbon-rich forests” Global Change Biology, Vol 20, 382-393, DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12345; Impact factor = 6.91, ranked 1/40 in Biodiversity and Conservation and 9/124 in Ecology,
Nguyen, H. Lamb, D., Herbhon, J. and Firn, J (2014) Designing mixed species tree plantations for the tropics: balancing ecological attributes of species with landholder preferences in the Philippines, PloS One, vol. 9, issue 3, e952
Hautier, Y., E. W. Seabloom, E. T. Borer, P. B. Adler, W. S. Harpole, H. Hillebrand, E. M. Lind, A. S. MacDougall, C. Stevens, J. D. Bakker, Y. Buckley, C. Chu, S. L. Collins, P. Daleo, E. I. Damschen, K. Davies, P. A. Fay, J. Firn, D.S. Gruner, V. L. Jin, J. A. Klein, J. M. H. Knops, K. J. La Pierre, W. Li, R. L. McCulley, B. Melbourne, J. L. Moore, L. R. O’Halloran, S. M. Prober, A. C. Risch, M. Sankaran, M. Schuetz, and A. Hector. (2014) Eutrophication weakens stabilizing effects of diversity in natural grasslands. Nature, vol. 508, pg. 512-525ERA rating A*, Impact Factor= 38.56
*Seabloom, E, Borer, E, Buckley YM, Cleland, E, Davies, K, Firn, J, et al. (2013) Predicting invasion in grassland ecosystems: is exotic dominance the real embarrassment of richness? Global Change Biology, Vol. 19, 3677-3687 doi: 10.1111/gcb.12370, Impact factor = 6.91, ranked 1/40 in Biodiversity and Conservation and 9/124 in Ecology
*Firn, J, Price, J.N. and Whalley, R. D. B. (2013) Using strategically applied grazing to manage invasive alien plants in ‘novel’ pastures. Ecological Processes Special issue on Novel Ecosystems; http://www.ecologicalprocesses.com/content/2/1/26
Lind, E., Borer, E., Seabloom, E., Adler, P., Bakker, J., Blumenthal, D.M., Crawley, M. Davies, K, Firn J., Gruner, D., Harpole, S. Hautier, Y., Hillebrand, H., Knops, J., Melbourne, B., Mortensen, B, Risch, A.C., Schuetz, M., Stevens, C. and Wragg, P. (2013) Life history constraints in grassland plant species: a growth-defense tradeoff is the norm. Ecology Letters Vol. 16, 513-521 Impact factor = 15.3, ranked 1/124 ecology journals, ERA rating A*
L. Ries-O’Halloran, E. T. Borer, E. W. Seabloom, A. S. MacDougall, E. E. Cleland, R. L. McCulley, S. Hobbie, W. S. Harpole, N. M. DeCrappeo, C. Chu, J. D. Bakker, K. F. Davies, G. Du, J. Firn, N. Hagenah, K. S. Hofmockel, J. M. H. Knops, W. Li, B. A. Melbourne, J. W. Morgan, J.L. Orrock, S. M. Prober, and C. J. Stevens (In Press) Regional contingencies in the relationship between aboveground biomass and litter in the world’s grasslands. Plos One Impact factor = 4.4, ranked 12/85 Biological Science journals, ERA rating A
Herbohn, J., Vanclay, J.,Ngyuen, H., Le, H.D., Baynes, J., Harrison, S.R., Cedamon, E., Smith, C., Firn, J., Gregorio, N.O., Mangaoang, E., Labmarre, E. 2013. Inventory procedures for smallholder and community woodlots in the Philippines: methods, initial findings and insights. Small-scale Forestry, DOI 10.1007/211842-013-9242-6
Firn, J., Prober, S., and Buckley, Y.M. (2012) Plastic traits of an exotic grass contribute to its abundance but are not always favourable. PLoS ONE 7(4): e35870. doi: 10.7371/journal.pone.0035870, Impact factor = 4.4, ranked 12/85 Biological Science journals published April 20th, ERA rating A
Pichancourt, J.B, Chades, I., Firn, J, Van Klinken, R.D., and Martin, T.G. (2012) Simple rules to contain an invasive species with a complex life-cycle and high dispersal capacity. Journal of Applied Ecology. Vol. 49, 52-62, Impact factor =5.0, ranked 14/129 ecology journals, ERA rating A
Nguyen, H., Herbohn, J., Firn, J, and Lamb, D. (2012). Biodiversity-productivity relationships in small-scale mixed species plantations using native species in Leyte province, Philippines. Forest Ecology and Management 274, 81-90; Impact factor = 2.0, ERA rating B, 1/39 Forestry journals; The first paper from a PhD student where I was the secondary supervisor.
Bryan, S.E., Cook, A.G., Evans, J.P., Hebden, K., Hurrey, L., Colls, P., Jell, J.S., Weatherley, D. and Firn, J. (2012) Rapid, Long-Distance Dispersal by Pumice Rafting. PloS ONE 7(7): e40583 Impact factor = 4.4, ranked 12/85 Biological Science journals published April 20th, ERA rating A
J. B. Grace, P. B. Adler, E. W. Seabloom, E. T. Borer, H. Hillebrand, Y. Hautier, A. Hector, W. S. Harpole, L. R. O’Halloran, T. Michael Anderson, J. D. Bakker, C. S. Brown, Y. M. Buckley, S. L. Collins, K. L. Cottingham, M. J. Crawley, E. I. Damschen, K. F. Davies, N. M. DeCrappeo, P. A. Fay, J. Firn, D. S. Gruner, N. Hagenah, V. L. Jin, K. P. Kirkman, J. M. H. Knops, K. J. La Pierre, J. G. Lambrinos, B. A. Melbourne, C. E. Mitchell, J.L. Moore, J. W. Morgan, J. L. Orrock, S. M. Prober, C.J. Stevens, P. D. Wragg, L. H. Yang(2012) Towards a multivariate representation of the multiple mechanisms controlling productivity and diversity. Science, Vol. 335. P.1491 Impact factor = 31.4; Technical comment, ERA rating A*
Han, Y., Buckley, Y.M., and Firn, J. (2012) An invasive grass shows colonization advantages over native grasses under conditions of low resource availability. Plant Ecology; DOI 10.1007/s11258-012-0070-0, Impact factor = 1.88 *publication of my first master student as primary supervisor, ERA rating B
Firn, J., Moore, J.L., MacDougall, A.S., Borer, E.T., Seabloom, E.W., HilleRisLambers, J., Harpole, W.S., Cleland, E.E., Brown, C.S., Knops, J.M.H., Prober, S.M., Pyke, D.A., Farrell, K.A., Bakker, J.D., O’Halloran, L.R., Adler, P.B., Collins, S.L., D’Antonio, C.M., Crawley, M.J., Wolkovich, E.M., La Pierre, K.J., Melbourne, B.A., Hautier, Y., Morgan, J.W., Leakey, A.D.B., Kay, A., McCulley, R., Davies, K.F., Stevens, C.J., Chu, C.-J., Holl, K.D., Klein, J.A., Fay, P.A., Hagenah, N., Kirkman, K.P. & Buckley, Y.M. (2011) Abundance of introduced species at home predicts abundance away in herbaceous communities. Ecology Letters 14: 274-281, Impact factor = 15.3, ranked 1/124 ecology journals, ERA rating A*, citations= 8, Cited by the F1000 as a must read. The results of this paper were widely publicized including the US National Science foundation that funds the coordination of the network http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=118397 and the European union.
Adler, P. B., E. W. Seabloom, E. T. Borer, H. Hillebrand, Y. Hautier, A. Hector, W. S. Harpole, L. R. O’Halloran, J. B. Grace, T. M. Anderson, J. D. Bakker, L. A. Biederman, C. S. Brown, Y. M. Buckley, L. B. Calabrese, C.-J. Chu, E. E. Cleland, S. L. Collins, K. L. Cottingham, M. J. Crawley, E. I. Damschen, K. F. Davies, N. M. DeCrappeo, P. A. Fay, J. Firn, P. Frater, E. I. Gasarch, D. S. Gruner, N. Hagenah, J. Hille Ris Lambers, H. Humphries, V. L. Jin, A. D. Kay, K. P. Kirkman, J. A. Klein, J. M. H. Knops, K. J. La Pierre, J. G. Lambrinos, W. Li, A. S. MacDougall, R. L. McCulley, B. A. Melbourne, C. E. Mitchell, J. L. Moore, J. W. Morgan, B. Mortensen, J. L. Orrock, S. M. Prober, D. A. Pyke, A. C. Risch, M. Schuetz, M. D. Smith, C. J. Stevens, L. L. Sullivan, G. Wang, P. D. Wragg, J. P. Wright, and L. H. Yang. (Total of 69 authors) (2011) Productivity is a poor predictor of plant species richness. Science. Vol. 333, 1750-1753, Impact factor = 31.4, ERA rating A*, citations= 7 Cited by the Faculty 1000 as a must read.
Firn J., House A.P.N. & Buckley Y.M. (2010). Alternative states models provide an effective framework for invasive species control and restoration of native communities. Journal of Applied Ecology, vol. 47, 96-105. Impact factor =4.970, ranked 14/129 ecology journals, ranked in the top 5% of ecology journals in terms of citations. ERA rating A, citations = 16; I won a Fresh Science Award 2010 for novel solutions for weed management that I found in this paper, and an article was written about this study in Australasian Science. http://www.australasianscience.com.au/article/issue-december-2010/new-tactics-war-weeds.html
Firn J., MacDougall A.S., Schmidt S.M. & Buckley Y.M. (2010). Early emergence and resource availability can competitively favour natives over a functionally-similar invader. Oecologia. vol. 163, 775-784 . Impact factor = 3.50, ranked 31/124 ecology journals ERA rating A, citations=6
Firn J. & Buckley Y.M. (2010). Impacts of invasive plants on Australian rangelands. Rangelands vol. 32, 48-51. (invited review paper)
Firn, J. 2009. African Lovegrass in Australia, valuable pasture species or embarrassing invader? Tropical Grasslands. Vol. 43, pg. 1-12 (invited review paper). Impact factor = 0.4 ERA rating B; citations = 3
Firn, J., Rout, T., Possingham, H. and Buckley,Y.M. 2008. Managing beyond the invader: manipulating disturbance of natives simplifies control efforts. Journal of Applied Ecology, vol. 45, pg. 1143-1151. Impact factor =5.0, ranked 14/129 ecology journals, ranked in the top 5% of ecology journals in terms of citations. ERA rating A, citations = 21
Firn, J. Erskine, P. and Lamb, D. 2007. Woody species diversity influences productivity and soil nutrient availability in tropical plantations Oecologia. vol. 154(3), pg. 521-533. Impact factor = 3.50, ranked 31/124 ecology journals, ERA rating A, citations = 23
Firn, J. 2007. Developing strategies and methods for rehabilitating degraded pastures using native grasses. Ecological Management and Restoration. vol.8(3), pg.183-187. ERA rating B, citations = 4
Other peer reviewed journal articles
Simberloff, D…Firn, J., ….(Total of 141 authors) (2011) Non-natives: 141 scientists object. Nature: 475:36-36, ERA rating A*, Impact Factor= 36.0
Firn J. (2010). Ten commitments, reshaping the lucky country’s environment. Austral Ecology, 35, 237-237. Impact factor = 1.86, ERA B, ranked 57/124 ecology journals. Book review
Carwardine, J, Nicol, S.,Van Leeuwen, S., Walters, B., Firn, J., Reeson, A., Martin, T.G., and Chades, I. (In Press to be released 22 of May, World Environment Day) Priority Threat Management for Pilbara Species of Conservation Significance. CSIRO PUBLISHING.
Scholarly book chapter
Firn, J., Arnold, C. and Buckley, Y.M. Recovering functional integrity in pastures dominated by an invasive grass (2011), A Paradigm Shift in Livestock Management: from Resource Sufficiency to Functional Integrity. Editors: Kammili, T., Hubert, B. and Tourrand, J.F., French Initiative for International Agricultural Research and the International Grassland Society. Paris: Cadere Editeur
Grice, A. C. , Firn J, Tay, T., Heinson, M, Bowman, T. and Virtue, J. (2014) Buffel grass – a review of literature relating to its management as an invasive species. CSIRO, Australia
Firn, J., Martin, T.G., Walters, B., Hayes, J., Nicol, S., Chades, I., and Carwardine, J. (2013) Priority Threat Management of invasive plants species in the Lake Eyre Basin. CSIRO and Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Firn J., Fan, S., Kusumawardani, N. Miletic, T., Tassin, V. and Wong, W. (2009) Building an Asia-Pacific Knowledge Bank, Australia-China Futures Dialogues, An Outomes Paper from the 2009 Emerging Leaders Dialogue, Pg. 25-27. Asia-Pacific Institute Griffith University, Queensland State government and Peking University.
Peer-reviewed conference proceedings
Firn, J. and Buckley, Y.M. 2007. Understanding the mechanism behind invasion of African Lovegrass. Tropical Grasslands. vol. 41, pg. 243-244.
Firn, J., Rout, T., Possingham,H and Buckley,Y.M. 2008. Optimising weed control by considering disturbance to native plants. Proceedings of the 16th Australian Weed Conference, Cairns.
Firn, J., and Buckley, Y.M. 2008. Unravelling the mechanisms behind the invasion of an introduced and now undesirable grass species. Proceedings of the International Grasslands Congress, Hohoht, Inner Mongolia, China.
Johnson, K. & Firn, J. (2013) A grand challenge: reflecting on university science curriculum design, collaborative partnerships and integration of information literacy skills. In European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL 2013), 22 – 25 October 2013, Istanbul, Turkey.
Milford, M., Firn, J., Beattie, J., Jacobson, A., Pepperell, E., Mason, E., Kimlin, M. and Dunbabin, M. 2014. Automated sensory data alignment for environmental and epidermal change monitoring, Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2-4 December, University of Melbourne.