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My research focuses on three main topics: (1) the role of biodiversity in ecological and evolutionary processes, (2) mechanisms and consequences of biological invasions, and (3) consequences of climate change for species' ranges and biotic interactions. I use a diversity of approaches, including field observation and experimentation, laboratory assays, phylogenetics, and synthetic statistics. 

Google Scholar Profile


  • Cavanaugh, Kyle C., Dangremond, Emily M., Doughty, Cheryl L., Williams, A. Park, Parker, John D., Hayes, Matthew A., Rodriguez, Wilfrid and Feller, Ilka C. (2019). Climate-driven regime shifts in a mangrove-salt marsh ecotone over the past 250 years . Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 116 (43) , 21602-21608.
  • Griffin, Eric A., Harrison, Joshua G., McCormick, Melissa K., Burghardt, Karin T. and Parker, John D. (2019). Tree Diversity Reduces Fungal Endophyte Richness and Diversity in a Large-Scale Temperate Forest Experiment . Diversity, 11 (12)
  • Averill, Kristine M., Mortensen, David A., Smithwick, Erica A. H., Kalisz, Susan, McShea, William J., Bourg, Norman A., Parker, John D., Royo, Alejandro A., Abrams, Marc D., Apsley, David K., Blossey, Bernd, Boucher, Douglas H., Caraher, Kai L., DiTommaso, Antonio, Johnson, Sarah E., Masson, Robert and Nuzzo, Victoria A. (2018). A regional assessment of white-tailed deer effects on plant invasion. AoB PLANTS, 10 (1)
  • Grossman, Jake J., Vanhellemont, Margot, Barsoum, Nadia, Bauhus, Jürgen, Bruelheide, Helge, Castagneyrol, Bastien, Cavender-Bares, Jeannine, Eisenhauer, Nico, Ferlian, Olga, Gravel, Dominique, Hector, Andy, Jactel, Hervé, Kreft, Holger, Mereu, Simone, Messier, Christian, Muys, Bart, Nock, Charles, Paquette, Alain, Parker, John D., Perring, Michael P., Ponette, Quentin, Reich, Peter B., Schuldt, Andreas, Staab, Michael, Weih, Martin, et al. (2018). Synthesis and future research directions linking tree diversity to growth, survival, and damage in a global network of tree diversity experiments . Environmental and experimental botany, 152 , 68-89.
  • Sedio, Brian E., Parker, John D., McMahon, Sean M. and Wright, S. Joseph. (2018). Comparative foliar metabolomics of a tropical and a temperate forest community. Ecology, 99 (12) , 2647-2653.
  • Burkepile, Deron E. and Parker, John D. (2017). Recent advances in plant-herbivore interactions. F1000Research, 6 , 119.
  • Devaney, John L., Lehmann, Michael, Feller, Ilka C. and Parker, John D. (2017). Mangrove microclimates alter seedling dynamics at the range edge. Ecology, 98 (10) , 2513-2520.
  • Lemoine, Nathan P., Burkepile, Deron E. and Parker, John D. (2017). Insect herbivores increase mortality and reduce tree seedling growth of some species in temperate forest canopy gaps. PeerJ, 5
  • Lemoine, Nathan P., Doublet, Dejeanne, Salminen, Juha-Pekka, Burkepile, Deron E. and Parker, John D. (2017). Responses of plant phenology, growth, defense, and reproduction to interactive effects of warming and insect herbivory. Ecology, 98 (7) , 1817-1828.
  • Lemoine, Nathan P., Burkepile, Deron E. and Parker, John D. (2016). Quantifying Differences Between Native and Introduced Species. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 31 (5) , 372-381.
  • Verheyen, Kris, Vanhellemont, Margot, Auge, Harald, Baeten, Lander, Baraloto, Christopher, Barsoum, Nadia, Bilodeau-Gauthier, Simon, Bruelheide, Helge, Castagneyrol, Bastien, Godbold, Douglas, Hasse, Josephine, Hector, Andy, Jactel, Herve, Koricheva, Julia, Loreau, Michel, Mereu, Simone, Messier, Christian, Muys, Bart, Nolet, Philippe, Paquette, Alain, Parker, John D., Perring, Mike, Ponette, Quentin, Potvin, Catherine Jeanne, Reich, Peter, et al. (2016). Contributions of a global network of tree diversity experiments to sustainable forest plantations. Ambio, 45 (1) , 29-41.
  • Cavanaugh, Kyle C., Parker, John D., Cook-Patton, Susan, Feller, Ilka C., Park Williams, A. and Kellner, James R. (2015). Integrating physiological threshold experiments with climate modeling to project mangrove species’ range expansion. Global Change Biology, 21 (5) , 1928-1938.
  • Cook-Patton, Susan, Lehmann, Michael and Parker, John D. (2015). Convergence of three mangrove species towards freeze-tolerant phenotypes at an expanding range edge. Functional Ecology, 29 (10) , 1332-1340.
  • Lemoine, Nathan P., Capdevielle, Jillian N. and Parker, John D. (2015). Effects of in situ climate warming on monarch caterpillar (Danaus plexippus) development. PeerJ,
  • Lemoine, Nathan P., Shue, Jessica, Verrico, Brittany, Erickson, David L., Kress, W. John and Parker, John D. (2015). Phylogenetic relatedness and leaf functional traits, not introduced status, influence community assembly. Ecology, 96 (10) , 2605-2612.