Books

A field guide to manzanitas. 2015. M. Kauffmann, V. T. Parker, M. C. Vasey, (Jeff Bisbee - photos). Backcountry Press, Kneeland, CA.

Seedling Ecology and Evolution. 2008. M. A. Leck, V. T. Parker and R. L. Simpson (eds). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Ecological Scale: Theory and Applications. 1998. D. Peterson and V. T. Parker (eds.) Complexity in Ecological Systems series. Columbia University Press, NY.

Ecology of Soil Seed Banks. 1989. M. A. Leck, V. T. Parker and R. L. Simpson (eds). Academic Press, NY.

 

Articles

Parker, V.T. in press.  Seed bank divergence between Arctostaphylos Adns. (Ericaceae) and Ceanothus L. (Rhamnaceae) suggests different seed predator interactions.  Ecologia Mediterranea.

Parker, V.T. 2015. Dispersal mutualism incorporated into large-scale, infrequent disturbances.  PLoS One 10(7): e0132625.doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0132625

Parker, V.T., J. B. Pratt, J. E. Keeley. 2015. Chaparral, pp. 479-507. In: H. A. Mooney and E. Zavaleta (eds.) Ecosystems of California – A Source Book. University of California Press, Berkeley.

Parker, V.T. 2015. Soil seed banks. Encyclopedia Brittanica. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/2022981/soil-seed-bank

Parker, V.T. 2014. A newly described serpentine-endemic Ceanothus (Rhamnaceae) in coastal Marin County, California. Madroño 61: 399-406.

Vasey, M.C. and V.T. Parker.  2014. Drivers of diversity in woody plant lineages experiencing canopy fire regimes in Mediterranea type climates, pp. 179-200.  In: Rajakaruna, N., R.S. Boyd, and T.B. Harris (eds.) Plant ecology and evolution in harsh environments.  Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY. 475 pp.

Vasey, M.C., V.T. Parker, K.D. Holl, M.E. Loik and S.Hiatt. 2014. Maritime climate influence on chaparral composition and diversity in the coast range of central California. Ecology and Evolution.

Warzecha, B. and V.T. Parker. 2014. Differential post-dispersal seed predation drives chaparral seed bank dynamics. Plant Ecology.

Lamperti, A., A. French, E. Dierenfeld, M. Fogiel, K. Whitney, D. Stauffer, K. Holbrook, D. Hardesty, C. Clark, J. Poulsen, B. Wang, T.B. Smith, V.T. Parker. 2014. Diet selection is related to breeding status in two frugivorous hornbills of Central Africa. J. Tropical Ecology 30:273–290.

Schile LM, Callaway JC, Morris JT, Stralberg D, Parker VT, et al. (2014) Modeling Tidal Marsh Distribution with Sea-Level Rise: Evaluating the Role of Vegetation, Sediment, and Upland Habitat in Marsh Resiliency. PLoS ONE 9(2): e88760. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0088760

Vasey, M.C. and V.T. Parker. 2013. Two champions of California botany: The California Botanical Society and the California Native Plant Society. Fremontia 40: 7-10.

Parker, V.T., J.C. Callaway, L.M. Schile, M.C. Vasey & E. Herbert. 2012. Tidal marshes in the context of climate change. In: Tidal Salt Marshes of the San Francisco Bay Estuary: ecology, restoration, preservation, pp. 87-94. A. Palaima (ed.) University of California Press, Berkeley.

Parker, V.T., J.C. Callaway, L.M. Schile, M.C. Vasey & E. Herbert. 2012. Tidal vegetation: spatial and temporal dynamics. In: Tidal Salt Marshes of the San Francisco Bay Estuary: ecology, restoration, preservation, pp. 97-111. A. Palaima (ed.) University of California Press, Berkeley.

Callaway, J. C. & V.T. Parker. 2012. Current issues in tidal marsh restoration. In: Tidal Salt Marshes of the San Francisco Bay Estuary: ecology, restoration, preservation, pp. 253-262. A. Palaima (ed.) University of California Press, Berkeley.  

Vasey, M.C., M. E. Loik, and V. T. Parker. 2012. Influence of summer marine fog and low cloud stratus on water relations of evergreen woody shrubs (Arctostaphylos: Ericaceae) in the chaparral of central California. Oecologia 170:325–337.

Parker, V. T., M. C. Vasey and J. E. Keeley. 2012. Arctostaphylos. In B. G. Baldwin et al. (eds.), The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition, pp. 686-699. Univ. of California Press, Berkeley.

Vasey, M. C. V.T. Parker, L. M. Schile, J. C. Callaway & E. Herbert. 2012. Vegetation of tidal wetlands in SF Bay-Delta. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science 10(2). http://escholarship.org/uc/item/44z5v7xf

Callaway, J.C., R. Thom, V.T. Parker, J. Rybczyk, H. Diefenderfer, A. Borde. 2012. Pacific coast tidal wetlands. In: D. Batzer and A. Baldwin (eds.) Wetland Habitats of North America: Ecology and Conservation Concerns, pp. 103-116. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.

Stralberg, D., M. Brennan, J.C. Callaway, J.K. Wood, L. M. Schile, D. Jonsomjit, M. Kelly, V.T. Parker and S. Crooks. 2011. Evaluating tidal marsh sustainability in the face of sea-level rise: a hybrid modeling approach applied to San Francisco Bay. PLoS ONE 6(11): e27388. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0027388.

Schile, L.M., Parker, V. T., J. C. Callaway, & M. C. Vasey. 2011. Productivity of the halophytic plant Sarcocornia pacifica along a salinity gradient in the San Francisco Bay Estuary. Wetlands 31(6): 1165-1174.

Callaway, J. C., V.T. Parker, L. M. Schile, M. C. Vasey & E. Herbert. 2011. Restoration in SF Bay-Delta. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science 9(3): http://escholarship.org/uc/item/5dd3n9x3

Parker, V. T., J. C. Callaway, L. M. Schile, M. C. Vasey & E. Herbert. 2011. Climate change and San Francisco Bay-Delta tidal wetlands. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science 9(3): http://escholarship.org/uc/item/8j20685w.

Parker, V.T. 2011. Diversity and management of rare Arctostaphylos and Ceanothus species in chaparral. In: Willoughby, J.W., B.K. Orr, K.A. Schierenbeck & N. Jensen (eds.) California Plant Conservation: Strategies and Solutions,  pp. 233-238. CNPS, Sacramento, CA

Parker, V.T., E.R. Herbert, J.C. Callaway, L.M. Schile, and M.C. Vasey. 2011. Climate change impacts on San Francisco Bay-Delta tidal wetlands. In: Willoughby, J.W., B.K. Orr, K.A. Schierenbeck & N. Jensen (eds.) California Plant Conservation: Strategies and Solutions,  pp. 239-244. CNPS, Sacramento, CA

Hillman, J.M. and V.T. Parker. 2011. Constraints on population recruitment for a rare serpentine seep thistle. In: Willoughby, J.W., B.K. Orr, K.A. Schierenbeck & N. Jensen (eds.) California Plant Conservation: Strategies and Solutions,  pp. 87-95. CNPS, Sacramento, CA

Parker, V.T., L.M. Schile, M.C. Vasey and J.C. Callaway. 2011. Do gradient-directed transects work at small scales: A test using tidal wetland vegetation sampling design. Ecosphere 2:art99. [doi:10.1890/ES11-00151.1]

Diggory, Z. E. and V. T. Parker.  2011.  Seed supply and revegetation dynamics at restored tidal marshes, Napa River, CA.  Restoration Ecology 19(101): 121-130.

Tuxen, K., D. Stralberg, S. Siegel, L. Schile, V. T. Parker, M. Vasey, J. C. Callaway and M. Kelly.  2011.  Tidal marsh vegetation mapping using high-resolution aerial photography and a hybrid pixel-based classification approach.  Wetlands Ecology and Management 19: 141-157

Fetscher, A.E.; M.A. Sutula, J.C. Callaway, V.T. Parker, M.C. Vasey, J.N. Collins, and W.G. Nelson. 2010. Patterns in Estuarine Vegetation Communities in Two Regions of California: Insights from a Probabilistic Survey. Wetlands 30: 833-846.

Gluesenkamp, D., M. Chassé, M. Frey, V.T. Parker, M.C. Vasey, and B. Young. 2010. Back from the brink: A second chance at discovery and conservation of the Franciscan Manzanita. Fremontia 37(4)/38(1): 3-17.

Wahlert, G., V.T. Parker, and M. C. Vasey.  2009.  A phylogeny of Arctostaphylos (Ericaceae) infered from ITS sequence data.  J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 3(2): 673-682. 

Parker, V. T., M. C. Vasey and J. E. Keeley.  2009. Arctostaphylos. Flora of North America, North of Mexico. Volume 8, Magnoliophyta: Paoniaceae to Ericaceae, pp. 406-445.  Oxford University Press; New York, Oxford.

Leck, M. A., A. Baldwin, V. T. Parker, L. M. Schile, and D. Whigham. 2009. Plant communities of tidal freshwater wetlands of the continental USA and Canada, pp. 41-58. In: A. Barendregt, D.F. Whigham and A.H. Baldwin. (eds.) Tidal Freshwater Wetlands. Backhuys Publ; Leiden, The Netherlands.

Vasey, M. C. and V. T. Parker. 2008. A newly described species of Arctostaphylos (Ericaceae) from the central California coast. Madroño 55:240-245.

Parker, V. T., R. L. Simpson & M. A. Leck. 2008. The seedling as a dynamic life history stage (synthesis chapter), pp. 371-386. In: M. A. Leck, V. T. Parker and R. L. Simpson (eds). Seedling Ecology and Evolution. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Leck, M. A., V. T. Parker and R. L. Simpson. 2008. Seedling ecology and evolution, an introduction, pp. 1-16. In: M. A. Leck, V. T. Parker and R. L. Simpson (eds). Seedling Ecology and Evolution. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Parker, V. T. 2007. Diversity and Evolution of Arctostaphylos and Ceanothus. Fremontia 35 (4): 8-11.

Parker, V. T. 2007. Status and Management Recommendations for Arctostaphylos virgata (Marin Manzanita) in Point Reyes National Seashore. Technical report for NPS Point Reyes National Seashore. 82 pp.

Callaway, J., V. T. Parker, M. C. Vasey and L. M. Schile. 2007. Emerging issues for the restoration of tidal marsh ecosystems in the context of predicted climate change. Madroño 54 (3):234–248.

Parker, V. T., M. C. Vasey and J. E. Keeley. 2007. Taxonomic revisions in the genus Arctostaphylos (Ericaceae). Madroño 54 (2): 148-155.

Keeley, J. E., M. C. Vasey and V. T. Parker. 2007. Subspecific variation in the widespread burl-forming Arctostaphylos glandulosa. Madroño 54 (1): 42-62.

Wahlert, G, V. T. Parker and M.C. Vasey. 2006. The Arctostaphylos bakeri complex of Sonoma County. The Four Seasons, Journal of the Regional Parks Botanical Garden 12 (4): 45-55.

Land, E., K. Withee, L. M. Schile, V. T. Parker.  2006.  User centered rapid application development.  In: N. Guelfi, A. Savidis (eds.) Rapid integration of software engineering techniques.  (Springer-Verlag; Berlin).  Lecture Notes in Computer Science  Vol. 3943: 34-49.

O’Neil, S. E. and V. T. Parker. 2005. Factors contributing to the seed bank size of two obligate seeding Ceanothus species in Northern California. Madroño 52 (3): 182-190.

Le Fer, D. and V. T. Parker. 2005. Effect of seasonality of burn on seed germination in chaparral; the role of soil moisture. Madroño 52 (3): 166-174.

Boykin, L. M., M. C. Vasey, V. T. Parker and R. Patterson. 2005. Two lineages of Arctostaphylos (Ericaceae) identified using the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region of the nuclear genome. Madroño 52 (3): 139-147.

Clark, C. J., J. R. Poulsen, E.F. Connor, B. Bolker and V. T Parker. 2005. Comparative seed shadows of bird-, monkey, and wind-dispersed trees in a central African tropical rain forest. Ecology 86(10) 2684-2694..

Douglas, R.B., V. T. Parker, K. W. Cullings. 2005. Belowground ectomycorrhizal community structure of mature lodgepole pine and mixed conifer stands in Yellowstone National Park. Forest Ecology and Management 208 (2005) 303–317.

Parker, V. T. and M. C. Vasey. 2004. Arctostaphylos gabilanensis, a newly described auriculate-leaved manzanita from the Gabilan Mountains, California. Madroño 51 (3): 322-325.

Clark, C. J., J. R. Poulsen, E. F. Connor and V. T. Parker. 2004 Fruiting trees as dispersal foci in a closed canopy tropical forest. Oecologia 139: 66-75.

Parker, V. T. 2004. Community of the individual: implications for the community concept. Oikos 104: 27-34.

Cullings, K.W., M. H. New, S. Makhija, and V. T. Parker 2003. Effects of litter addition on ectomycorrhizal associates of a lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) stand in Yellowstone National Park. Appl. Envir. Microbiol. 2003 69: 3772-3776.

Hardesty, B. D. and V. T. Parker. 2003. Community seed rain patterns and a comparison to adult community structure in a West African tropical forest. Plant Ecology 164: 49-64.

Parker, V. T. 2002. The concept of the ecological community and a clash of perspectives: A reply to Looijen and van Andel. Persp. Plant Ecol. Evol. Syst 5:139-143.

Parker, V. T. 2001. Conceptual problems and scale limitations of defining ecological communities: A critique of the CI concept (Community of Individuals). Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 4, 80-96.

Clark, C. J., J. R. Poulsen, and V. T. Parker. 2001. Frugivore impact on seed rain patterns in a central African tropical forest. Biotropica 33: 606-620.

Cullings, K. W., V. T. Parker, Shilpa Makhija and S. K. Finley. 2001. Effect of defoliation on the ectomycorrhizal community in a mixed Pinus contorta/Picea engelmannii forest in Yellowstone National Parker. Oecologia 127: 533-539.

Hileman, L., V. T. Parker and M C. Vasey. 2001. Phylogeny and biogeography of Arbutoideae (Ericaceae); implications for the Madrean-Tethyan hypothesis. Systematic Botany 26: 131-143.

Cullings, K. W., D. R. Vogler, V. T. Parker and S. K. Finley. 2000. Specificity of ectomycorrhizal interactions in a mixed Pinus contorta/Picea engelmannii forest in Yellowstone National Park. Applied Environmental Microbiology 66: 4988-4991.

Byrd, K. B., V. T. Parker, D. R. Vogler, and K. W. Cullings. 2000. The influence off clear-cutting on ectomycorrhizal fungus diversity in a lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) stand, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, and Gallatin National Forest, Montana. Can. J. Bot. 78(2):149-156.

Baxter, J. W. and V. T. Parker. 1999. Canopy gaps and topography structure a northern coastal scrub community on California coastal bluffs. Madroño 46: 69-79.

Vasey, M. C. and V. T. Parker. 1999. Nascent inflorescences in Arctostaphylos pringlei: response to Keeley and Wells. Madroño 46: 51-54.

Hunter, J. C., V. T. Parker, and M. G. Barbour. 1999. Understory light and gap dynamics in an old-growth forested watershed in coastal California. Madroño 46: 1-6.

Markos, S. E., V. T. Parker, L. Hileman, and M. Vasey. 1999. Phylogeny of the Arctostaphylos hookeri complex (Ericaceae) based on nrDNA sequence data from the ITS region. Madroño 45: 187-199.

Horton, T. R., T. Bruns and V. T. Parker. 1999. Ectomycorrhizal fungi in Arctostaphylos patches contribute to the establishment of Pseudotsuga menziesii. Canadian Journal of Botany 77: 93-102.

Dunne, J. A. and V. T. Parker. 1999. Seasonal soil water potential patterns and establishment of Pseudotsuga menziesii seedlings in chaparral. Oecologia 119: 36-45.

Whitney, K. D., M. K. Fogiel, A. Lamperti, K. M. Holbrook, D. J. Stauffer, B. D. Hardesty, V. T. Parker, and T. B. Smith. 1998. Seed dispersal by Ceratogymna hornbills in the Dja Reserve, Cameroon. J. Trop. Ecol. 14:351-371.

Peterson, D. L. and V. T. Parker. 1998. Dimensions of scale in ecology, resource management and society, pp. 499-522. In: D. L. Peterson and V. T. Parker (eds.) Ecological Scale: Theory and applications. Columbia Univ. Press, NY.

Parker, V. T. and S. T. A. Pickett. 1998. Historical contingency and multiple scales of dynamics in plant communities, pp. 171-191. In: D. L. Peterson and V. T. Parker (eds.) Ecological Scale: Theory and applications. Columbia Univ. Press, NY.

Parker, V. T. 1997. The scale of successional models and restoration objectives. Restoration Ecology 5: 301-306.

Wood, M. and V. T. Parker. 1997. Factors affecting the distribution of Arctostaphylos myrtifolia (Ericaceae): the role of fire in the maintenance of a proposed endangered species and its habitat. In: Fire effects on rare and endangered species and habitats. Int. Assoc. Wildland Fire; Fairfield, WA.

Parker, V. T. and S. T. A. Pickett. 1997. Restoration as an ecosystem process: implications of the current ecological paradigm. In: Urbanska, K. M., N. R. Webb and P. J. Edwards (eds.) Restoration Ecology and Sustainable Development, pp 17-32. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Parker, V. T. and S. T. A. Pickett. 1996. Understanding implications of the modern ecological paradigm: viewing restoration as a process. In: Peterson, D. L. and C. V. Klimas (eds.) The Role of Restoration in Ecosystem Management, pp. 15-22. Madison: Society for Ecological Restoration, Publ.

Brand, T. and V. T. Parker. 1995. Scale and general laws of vegetation dynamics. Oikos 73: 375-380.

Pickett, S. T. A. and V. T. Parker. 1994. Avoiding the old pitfalls: Opportunities in a new discipline. Restoration Ecology 2: 75-79.

Parker, V. T. 1993. Conservation issues in land management. In J. E. Keeley (coord. ed.) The Interface Between Ecology and Land Development, pp. 53-60. Southern California Academy of Sciences, Los Angeles.

Hunter, J. and V. T. Parker. 1993. The disturbance regime of an old growth forest in coastal California. Journal of Vegetation Science 4: 19-24.

Pickett, S. T. A., V. T. Parker, and P. F. Fiedler. 1992. The new paradigm in ecology: implications for conservation biology above the species level. In: P. L. Fiedler and J. A. Jain (eds.) Conservation Biology: the theory and practice of nature conservation, preservation and management, pp. 65-88. Chapman and Hall, NY.

Parker, V. T. 1992. Allelopathy in plant communities. In: W. A. Nierenberg (ed.) Encyclopedia of Earth System Science, pp. 71-77. Academic Press, San Diego.

Kelly, V. R. and V. T. Parker. 1991. Percentage seed set, sprouting habit and ploidy level in Arctostaphylos (Ericaceae). Madroño 38:227-232.

Kelly, V. R. and V. T. Parker. 1990. Seed bank survival in sprouting and nonsprouting Arctostaphylos species. American Midland Naturalist 124:114-123.

Parker, V. T. 1990. Problems encountered while mimicking nature in vegetation management: an example from a fire-prone vegetation. In R. S. Mitchell, C. J. Sheviak and D. J. Leopold (eds.) Ecosystem Management: Rare species and significant habitats. Proc. 15th Ann. Natural Areas Conf. New York State Museum Bulletin 471: 231-234.

Parker, V. T. 1989. Maximizing vegetation response on management burns by identifying fire regimes, pp. 87-91. Fire and Watershed Management, Sacramento, CA, Watershed Management Council, October 1988.

Rogers, C. R., V. T. Parker, V. R. Kelly, and M. K. Wood. 1989. Maximizing chaparral vegetation response to prescribed burns: experimental considerations, p. 158. Fire and Watershed Management, Sacramento, CA, Watershed Management Council, October 1988.

Kelly, D. O., V. T. Parker and C. Rogers. 1989. Chaparral response to burning: a comparison of a summer wildfire to prescribed burns in Marin County, p. 151. Fire and Watershed Management, Sacramento, CA, Watershed Management Council, October 1988.

Simpson, R. L., M. A. Leck, and V. T. Parker. 1989. Seed banks: General concepts and methodological issues. In, M. A. Leck, V. T. Parker and R. L. Simpson (eds) Ecology of Soil Seed Banks., pp. 3-8. Academic Press, NY.

Parker, V. T. and V. R. Kelly. 1989. Seed banks in California chaparral and other mediterranean climate shrubslands. In, M. A. Leck, V. T. Parker and R. L. Simpson (eds) Ecology of Soil Seed Banks., pp. 231-255. Academic Press, NY.

Parker, V. T., M. A. Leck, and R. L. Simpson. 1989. Pattern and process in seed banks dynamics. In, M. A. Leck, V. T. Parker and R. L. Simpson (eds) Ecology of Soil Seed Banks., pp. 367-384. Academic Press, NY.

Leck, M. A., R. L. Simpson, and V. T. Parker. 1989. The seed bank of a freshwater tidal wetland and its relationship to vegetation dynamics. In R. R. Sharitz and J. W. Gibbons (eds.) Freshwater wetlands and wildlife, pp. 189-205. DOE Symp. Series No. 61. CONF-8603101, USDOE Office of Sci. and Tech. Inf., Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Parker, V. T. and M. P. Yoder-Williams. 1989. Inhibition of conifer regeneration by an herbaceous perennial, Wyethia mollis. American Midland Naturalist 121:105-111.

Parker, V. T. 1987. Effect of wet-season management burns on chaparral regeneration: implications for rare species, pp. 233-237. In T. E. Elias (ed.) Conservation and Management of Rare and Endangered Plants, Calif. Native Plant Society, Sacramento, CA.

Parker, V. T. and C. R. Billow. 1987. A comparative survey of soil nitrogen beneath evergreen and deciduous California oaks, pp. 98-102. In T. R. Plumb (ed.) Multiple-use Management of California's Hardwood Resources. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PSW-100.

Yoder-Williams, M. P. and V. T. Parker. 1987. Allelopathic interference in the seedbed of Pinus jeffreyi in the Sierra Nevada, California, USA. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 17:991-994.

Parker, V. T. 1987. Can native flora survive prescribed burns. Fremontia 15(2):3-6.

Simpson, R. L., M. A. Leck, and V. T. Parker. 1985. Comparative ecology of Impatiens capensis Meerb. (Balsaminaceae) in central New Jersey. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 112:295-311.

Parker, V. T. and M. A. Leck. 1985. Relationships of seed banks to plant distribution patterns in a freshwater tidal wetland. American Journal of Botany 72:161-174.

Parker, V. T. 1984. Correlation of physiological divergence with reproductive mode in chaparral shrubs. Madroño 31:231-242.

Hopkins, D. R. and V. T. Parker. 1984. A study of the seed bank of a salt marsh in northern San Francisco Bay. American Journal of Botany 71:348-355.

Parker, V. T. and C. H. Muller. 1982. Vegetational and environmental changes beneath isolated live oak trees (Quercus agrifolia) in a California annual grassland. American Midland Naturalist 107:69-81.

Mahall, B. E., V. T. Parker, and P. J. Fonteyn. 1981. Growth and photosynthetic irradiance responses of Avena fatua L. and Bromus diandrus Roth. and their ecological significance in California savannas. Photosynthetica 15:5-15.

Parker, V. T. and C. H. Muller. 1979. Allelopathic dominance by a tree associated herb in a California annual grassland. Oecologia 37:315-320.