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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


  • 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,
  • 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.
  • Burkepile, Deron E. and Parker, John D. (2017). Recent advances in plant-herbivore interactions. F1000Research, 6 , 119.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lemoine, Nathan P., Burkepile, Deron E. and Parker, John D. (2016). Quantifying Differences Between Native and Introduced Species. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 31 (5) , 372-381.
  • Lemoine, Nathan P., Capdevielle, Jillian N. and Parker, John D. (2015). Effects of in situ climate warming on monarch caterpillar (Danaus plexippus) development. PeerJ,
  • 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.
  • Pei, Nancai, Erickson, David L., Chen, Bufeng, Ge, Xuejun, Mi, Xiangcheng, Swenson, Nathan G., Zhang, Jin-Long, Jones, Frank A., Huang, Chun-Lin, Ye, Wanhui, Hao, Zhanqing, Hsieh, Chang-Fu, Lum, Shawn, Bourg, Norman A., Parker, John D., Zimmerman, Jess K., McShea, William J., Lopez, Ida C., Sun, I. F., Davies, Stuart J., Ma, Keping and Kress, W. John. (2015). Closely-related taxa influence woody species discrimination via DNA barcoding: evidence from global forest dynamics plots . Scientific Reports, 5
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • DiTommaso, Antonio, Morris, Scott H., Parker, John D., Cone, Caitlin L. and Agrawal, Anurag A. (2014). Deer Browsing Delays Succession by Altering Aboveground Vegetation and Belowground Seed Banks . PLoS ONE, 9 (3) , 1-9.
  • Cook-Patton, Susan, Maynard, Lauren, Lemoine, Nathan P., Shue, Jessica and Parker, John D. (2014). Cascading effects of a highly specialized beech-aphid-fungus interaction on forest regeneration. PeerJ, 2