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Associate Professor Jennifer Firn

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Earth, Environmental and Biological Sciences,
Environmental Systems

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Name
Associate Professor Jennifer Firn
Position(s)
Associate Professor
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Earth, Environmental and Biological Sciences,
Environmental Systems
Discipline *
Ecology, Ecological Applications, Plant Biology
Phone
+61 7 3138 9016
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

PhD (University of Queensland)

Keywords

community ecology, ecosystem ecology, invasion plant species management, theoretical ecology

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

From grasslands to tropical forests: understanding the implications of pervasive environmental change on plant populations, plant communities and local people. I am a restoration ecologist who specializes in studying ecological theory and then linking these theoretical constructs to the practical management of grasslands and tropical forests. The driving motivation in my Academic career is to find smarter, cheaper and more sustainable ways of restoring degraded plant communities, whether that be grasslands or forests. Globally, unsustainable land use has led to the degradation of many valuable ecosystems and the loss of irreplaceable biodiversity. My research and the research of my HDR students focuses on developing a better understanding of how the loss of native biodiversity impacts on ecosystems and subsequently finding better ways to bring it back. I am an Editor-in-Chief of the journal Ecology and Evolution and an Associate Editor with the Journal of Applied Ecology. To read more about our research, please follow this link.

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Jennifer Firn.

Publications


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Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2016
Details
Editor in Chief for the journal Ecology and Evolution http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)2045-7758
Type
Appointment to Prestigious Positions
Reference year
2016
Details
Australian Flora Foundation Invited member of the Scientific Research Committee Invited Council member http://www.aff.org.au/index.htm
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2013
Details
WIT Rising Star Award
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2011
Details
Journal of Applied Ecology, British Ecological Society
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2010
Details
Fresh Science Award
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2009
Details
University of Queensland Dean's Commendation for an Outstanding Research Higher degree theses
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2007
Details
Smart State Women in Science Postgraduate Award (group entry)
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2007
Details
Science and Innovation Award for Young People in Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries