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  • Keeley, J., V. Thomas Parker and M. Vasey. 2016. Resprouting and seeding hypotheses. Plant Ecology.

  • Kauffmann, Michael, V. Thomas Parker and Michael C Vasey. 2015. A field guide to manzanitas. Back Country Press.

  • Vasey, M.C. and V. Parker. 2014. Drivers of diversity in woody plant lineages experiencing canopy fire regimes in Mediterranean type climates. In Plant ecology and evolution in harsh environments., edited by N. Rajakaruna, R. Boyd and T. Harris. Nova.

  • Vasey, M.C., V. 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 4: 3662-3674.

  • Vasey, M.C., V. Parker, J.C. Callaway, E. Herbert and L. Schile. 2012. Tidal wetland vegetation in the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science .

  • Vasey, M.C., M.E. Loik and V. 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. Oikos.

  • Parker, V., 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.

  • Tuxen, K., D. Strahlberg, S. Seigel, L. Schile, V. Parker, M.C. Vasey, J.C. Callaway and M. Kelley. 2011. Tidal marsh vegetation mapping using high-resolution aerial photography and a hybrid pixel-based classification approach. Wetlands Ecology and Management.

  • Callaway, J.C., V. Parker, L.M. Schile, M.C. Vasey and E. Herbert. 2011. Restoration in the San Francisco Bay-Delta. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science.

  • Parker, V., J.C. Callaway, L.M. Schile, M.C. Vasey and E. Herbert. 2011. Climate change and San Francisco Bay-Delta tidal wetlands. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science .

  • Schile, L.M., J.C. Callaway, V. Parker and M.C. Vasey. 2011. Salinity and inundation influence productivity of the halophytic plant Sarcocornia pacifica. Wetlands.

  • Annacker, B., N. Rajakaruna, D. Ackerly, S. Harrison, J.E. Keeley and M.C. Vasey. 2011. Ecological strategies in California chaparral: interacting effects of soils, climate, and fire on specific leaf area. Plant Ecology and Diversity.

  • Fetcher, E., M. Sutula, J.C. Callaway, V. 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.

  • Vasey, M.C. 2004. California cordgrass (Spartina foliosa), and endemic of salt marsh habitats along the Pacific coast of western North America. In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Invasive Spartina, edited by D. Ayers, D. Kerr, S. Eriksen and P. Olafson, 3-8. Oakland, CA: California Coastal Conservancy.

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Educational Background

  • 2012 – PhD, University of California Santa Cruz (Environmental Studies)

  • 1990 – MA, San Francisco State University (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)

  • 1969 – BA, Dartmouth College (History)

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Positions & Honors

  • 2011 – Open Space Hero Award, City of Pacifica

  • 2009 – Jean H. Langenheim Graduate Fellowship in Plant Ecology and Evolution, UC Santa Cruz

  • 2008 – Benjamin and Ruth Hammett Award, UC Santa Cruz

  • 2007 – Hardman Foundation Grant , UC Santa Cruz

  • 2006 – Mildred Matthias Graduate Student Research Grant , University of California Natural Areas Program

  • 1982 – Graduate Student of the Year, San Francisco State University

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Collaborators, Advisors & Advisees

  • Ackerly, D – UC Berkeley

  • Annacker, B – UC Davis

  • Callaway, J – University of San Francisco

  • Herbert, E – University of Indiana

  • Holl, K – UC Santa Cruz

  • Keeley, J – USGS

  • Loik, M – UC Santa Cruz

  • Parker, V – San Francisco State University

  • Schile, L – Smithsonian Institution

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