Scientific publications represent a researcher’s contribution to his or her field.  Below you’ll find a list of work I have been involved with that has been peer-reviewed and published in scholarly journals.



Extensive transcriptional variation poses a challenge to thermal stress biomarker development for endangered corals
Parkinson JE, Bartels E, Devlin-Durante MK, Lustic C, Nedimyer K, Schopmeyer S, Lirman D, LaJeunesse TC, Baums IB (2018) Molecular Ecology 5:e3740
[doi: 10.1111/mec.14517]


A preliminary survey of zoantharian endosymbionts shows high genetic variation over small geographic scales on Okinawa-jima Island, Japan
Noda H, Parkinson JE, Yang SY, Reimer J (2017) PeerJ 5:e3740
[doi: 10.7717/peerj.3740]
[Open Access]

Evidence for coral range expansion accompanied by reduced symbiont diversity
Gupstra CGB, Coma R, Ribes M, Leydet KB, Parkinson JE, McDonald K, Catlla M, Voolstra CR, Hellberg ME, Coffroth MA (2017) Coral Reefs 
[doi: 10.1007/s00338-017-1589-2]
[Open Access]

Latitudinal variation in the symbiotic dinoflagellate Symbiodinium of the common reef zoantharian Palythoa tuberculosa on the Saudi Arabian coast of the Red Sea
Reimer JD, Herrera M, Gatins R, Roberts MB, Parkinson JE, Berumen ML (2017) Journal of Biogeography 44:661-673
[doi: 10.1111/jbi.12795]
[Open Access]


Combined ocean acidification and low temperature stressors cause coral mortality
Kavousi J, Parkinson JE, Nakamura T (2016) Coral Reefs  35:903-907
[doi: 10.1007/s00338-016-1459-3]

A citizen science approach to monitoring bleaching in the zoantharian Palythoa tuberculosa
Parkinson JE, Yang SY, Kawamura I, Byron G, Todd PA, Reimer JD (2016) PeerJ 4:e1815
[doi: 10.7717/peerj.1815]
[Open Access]

Gene expression variation resolves species and individual strains among coral-associated dinoflagellates within the genus Symbiodinium
Parkinson JE, Baumgarten S, Michell CT, Baums IB, LaJeunesse TC, Voolstra CR (2016) Genome Biology and Evolution 8:665-680
[doi: 10.1093/gbe/evw019]
[Open Access]

[Cover Feature]


Intraspecific diversity among partners drives functional variation in coral symbioses
Parkinson JE, Banaszak AT, Altman NS, LaJeunesse TC, Baums IB (2015) Scientific Reports 5:15667
[doi: 10.1038/srep15667]
[Open Access]

[Press Release]

New species of Clade B Symbiodinium (Dinophyceae) from the greater Caribbean belong to different functional guilds: S. aenigmaticum sp. nov., S. antillogorgium sp. nov., S. endomadracis sp. nov., and S. pseudominutum sp. nov.
Parkinson JE, Coffroth MA, LaJeunesse TC (2015) Journal of Phycology 51:850-858
[Cover Feature]


The extended phenotypes of marine symbioses: ecological and evolutionary consequences of intraspecific genetic diversity in coral-algal associations
Parkinson JE, Baums IB (2014) Frontiers in Microbiology: Microbial Symbioses 5:445
[Open Access]

Ecologically differentiated, thermally tolerant endosymbionts in the dinoflagellate genus Symbiodinium (Dinophyceae) Clade D are different species
LaJeunesse TC, Wham D, Pettay DT, Parkinson JE, Keshavmurthy S, Chen CA (2014) Phycologia 53(4):305-319
[Cover Feature]
[Press Release]
[Winner: 2014 Tyge Christenson Prize (Best paper published in Phycologia)]

Assessing techniques to improve early post-settlement survivorship of corals for in situ restoration
Cooper WT, Lirman D, Porter M, Parkinson JE, Herlan J, McManus JW (2014) Bulletin of Marine Science 90(2):651-654


Genotypic variation influences reproductive success and thermal stress tolerance in the reef building coral Acropora palmata
Baums IB, Devlin-Durante MK, Polato NR, Xu D, Giri S, Altman NS, Ruiz D, Parkinson JE, Boulay JN (2013) Coral Reefs 32(3):703-717


A genetics-based description of Symbiodinium minutum sp. nov. and S. psygmophilum sp. nov. (Dinophyceae), two dinoflagellates symbiotic with Cnidaria
LaJeunesse TC, Parkinson JE, Reimer JD (2012) Journal of Phycology 48(6):1380-1391
[Corrigendum] Corrects primer sequences in Table 2.
[Press Release]