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  • 85.- Abdala-Roberts. L., Parra-Tabla, V., Moreira, X.and Ramos-Zapata, J. 2017. Ecological and evolutionary consequences of tri-trophic interactions: spatial variation and effects of plant density. American Journal of Botany.(in press)
  • 84.- Alonso, C., Arceo-Gómez, G., Meindl G., Abdala-Roberts, L. Parra-Tabla, V. and Ashman T-L. 2017 Delimiting plant diversity that is functionally related via interactions with diurnal pollinators: An expanded use of rarefaction curves. Flora (in press)
  • 83.- Esquivel-Gómez, L., Abdala-Roberts, L., Pinkus-Rendón, M., and Parra-Tabla, V., 2017. Variation in web-building spider communities among three tropical tree species in a young experimental plantation. Journal of Arachnology. (in press)
  • 82.- Esquivel, L. Abdala-Roberts, L. Pinkus-Rendón, M. and Parra-Tabla 2017. Effects of tree species identity on a community of weaver spiders in a tropical forest plantation, Biotropica DOI: 10.1111/btp.12352
  • 81.- Medina-van-Berkum, P., Parra-Tabla, V. y Leirana, J. 2016. Recursos florales y colibríes durante la época seca en la Reserva de la Biósfera de Ria Lagartos, Yucatán, México. Hutzil (Revista Mexicana de Ornitología) 2: 244-250
  • 80.- Arceo-Gómez, G., Alonso, C., Abdala-Roberts L. and Parra-Tabla, V. 2016. Patterns and sources of spatial variation in microgametophyte populations in flowers of the endemic monoecious shrub Cnidosculus souzae (Euphorbiaceae). Plant Biology 18: 594-600  DOI: 10.1111/plb.12445
  • 79.- Abdala-Roberts. L, Moreira, X., Rasmann, S.,Parra-Tabla, V. Mooney, K. 2016. Test of biotic and abiotic correlates of latitudinal variation in defences in the perennial herb Ruellia nudiflora. Journal of Ecology 104: 580-590  DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12512
  • 78.- Arceo-Gómez, G., L. Abdala-Roberts, A. Jankowiak, C. Kohler, G. A. Meindl, C. Navarro-Fernández, V. Parra-Tabla, T.-L. Ashman, and C. Alonso. 2016. Patterns of among- and within-species variation in heterospecific pollen receipt: the importance of ecological generalization. American Journal of Botany 3:396-407 Invited paper Special Issue: ecology and evolution of pollen performance
  • 77.- Abdala-Roberts, L- Gonzalez-Moreno, A. Mooney, K. Moreira, X. Gonzalez-Hernandez, A. and Parra-Tabla V. 2016. Effects of the tree species and genotypic diversity on leafminer-parasitoid interactions Agricultural and Forest Entomology 18: 43-51 DOI: 10.1111/afe.12132
  • 76.- Moreira, X., Abdala-Roberts, L., Parra-Tabla, V. and Mooney K. 2015. Latitudinal variation in herbivory: Influences of climatic drivers, herbivore identity, and natural enemies.Oikos 124:. 1444-1452 DOI: 10.1111/oik.02040
  • 75.- Campos-Navarrete, M.J., Munguia-Rosas, M., Abdala-Roberts, L. and Parra-Tabla, V.2015. Are tree species diversity and genotypic diversity effects on insect herbivores mediated by ants?. PloS ONE 10 (8): e0132671. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0132671
  • 74.- Celaya, N., Arceo-Gómez, G., Alonso, C. and Parra-Tabla, V. 2015. Negative effects of heteroespecific pollen receipt vary with abiotic conditions: ecological and evolutionary implications. Annals of Botany 116: 798-79510.1093/aob/mcv110. On the cover 
  • 73.- Campos-Navarrete, MMunguía-Rosas, M,  Abdala-Roberts, L. Quinto-Cánovas, J and Parra-Tabla, V. 2015. Effects of tree genotypic diversity and species diversity on the arthropod community associated with big-leaf mahogany. Biotropica 5: 579–587 DOI: 10.1111/btp.12250
  • 72.- Abdala-Roberts, L., Mooney, K.A. Quijano-Medina, T., Campos-Navarrete, M. J., González-Moreno, A. and  Parra-Tabla, T. 2016. Comparison of tree genotypic diversity and species diversity effects on different guilds of insect herbivores. Oikos 11: 1527-1535 DOI: 10.1111/oik.02033
  • 71.- Vargas-Mendoza C.F., Ortegón-Campos I., Marrufo, D., Herrera, C.M. and Parra-Tabla, V. 2015 Genetic diversity, outcrossing rate and demographic history along a climatic gradient in the ruderal plant  Ruellia nudiflora (Acanthaceae).  Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 86: 508-520
  • 70.- Munguía-Rosas, M., Arias, L.M., Jurado-Dzib, S.,  Mezeta-Cob, C. and Parra-Tabla, V.  2015. Effects of herbivores and pollinators on fruit yield and survival in a cleistogamous herb. Plant Ecology 216 (4): 517-525.
  • 69.-Parra-Tabla, V., Munguia-Rosas, M., Campos-Navarrete, M.J. and Ramos-Zapata, J. 2015 Effects of flower dimorphism and light environment on the arbuscular mycorrhizal colonization in a cleistogamous herb. Plant Biology 17(1):163-168.  Doi: 10.1111/plb.12223 

  • 68.- Moreira, X., Abdala-Roberts, L., Parra-Tabla, V. and Mooney K. 2014 Positive effects of plant genotypic and species diversity on anti-herbivore defenses in a tropical tree species PLoS ONE 9: e105438 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0105438
  • 67.-  Abdala-Roberts, L., Parra-Tabla, V., Campbell, D. and Mooney, K. 2014 Soil fertility and parasitoids shape herbivore selection on plants. Journal of Ecology 5: 1120-1128 DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12275 
  • 66.- Abdala-Roberts, L., Moreira, X. , Cervera, J.C., and Parra-Tabla, V. 2014 Light availability influences growth-defense trade-offs in  big-leaf mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) King. Biotropica 46: 591-597 Doi: 10.111/btp. 12133
  • 65.-  Calvo-Irabién, L.M., Parra-Tabla, V., Acosta-Arriola, V., Escalante-Erosa, F., Díaz-Vera, L., Dzib, G., and Pena-Rodriguez, L. 2014 Chemical variation in the essential oil composition of Mexican oregano populations (Lippia graveolens HBK) in an edapho-climatic gradient Chemistry and Biodiversity 11:1010-1020
  • 64.- Bejarano-Castillo, M., Crosvy-Galván, M.  Parra-Tabla, V., Etchevers, J. and Campo, J. 2014 Precipitation regime and nitrogen addition effects on decomposition in tropical dry forestsBiotropica  46: 415-424 Doi:10.1111/btp. 12127
  • 63.-Martínez-Natarén, D. Parra-Tabla, V., Ferrer, M. and Calvo, L.M. 2014 Genetic diversity and genetic structure in wild populations of Mexican oregano (Lippia graveolens HBK) and its relationship with the chemical composition of the essential oil. Plant Systematics and Evolution 300: 535-547
  • 62.-Dzul-Cauich,F., Hernandez-Ortiz, V., Parra-Tabla, V. and Rico-Gray, V. 2014 Seasonal dynamics of the flower head infestation of the sunflower, Smallanthus maculatus by two non-frugivorous Tephritid. Journal of Insect Science 14:189 Doi:10.1093/jisesa/ieu/051.
  • 61.- Salinas-Peba, L., Parra-Tabla, V., Munguia-Rosas, M. and Campo J. 2014 Survival and growth of dominant tree seedlings in a tropical dry forests of Yucatán: site and fertilization effects. Journal of Plant Ecology 7: 470-479 Doi:10.1093/jpe/rtt055
  • 60.- Cuautle, M. and Parra-Tabla, V. 2014 Describing a multitrophic plant-herbivore-parasitoid system at four spatial scales. Acta Oecologica 55:8-14
  • 59.- Abdala-Roberts, L., Marrufo-Zapata, D., Arceo-Gómez, G. and Parra-Tabla, V. 2014. Pollen limitation, fruit abortion and autonomous selfing in population of Ruellia nudiflora. Plant Species Biology 29:25-33

  • 58.- Munguía-Rosas, M., Campos-Navarrete, M.J. and Parra-Tabla, V. 2013 The effect of pollen source vs. flower type on progeny performance and seed predation under contrasting light environments in a cleistogamous herb. PLoS ONE  8(11):e80934. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0080934
  • 57.-  Campos-Navarrete, M., Parra-Tabla, V.,  Ramos-Zapata, J., Díaz-Castelazo, C. and Reyes-Novelo, E. 2013 Structure of plant-Hymenoptera networks in two coastal shrub sites in Mexico. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 7: 607-617  
  • 56.- Alonso, C., Navarro, C., Arceo-Gómez, G., Meindi, G. Parra-Tabla, V. and Ashman T.L. 2013 Among species differences in pollen quality and quantity limitation: implications for endemics in biodiverse hotspots. Annals of Botany 112: 1461-1469
  • 55.- Munguia-Rosas, M., Parra-Tabla, V. and Montiel, S. 2013 Extreme variation in the reproductive phenology of Ruellia nudiflora. Weed Research 53: 328-336
  • 54.- Munguía-Rosas, M., Abdala-Roberts, L. and Parra-Tabla, V. 2013 Effects of pollen load, parasitoids and the environment on predispersal seed predation in the cleistogamous  Ruellia nudiflora. Oecologia 173: 871-880 


  • 53.- Roa-Fuentes, L., Campo,J. and Parra-Tabla, V. 2012. Plant biomass allocation across a precipitation gradient: An approach to seasonally dry tropical forest at Yucatán, Mexico. Ecosystems 8: 1234-2244 
  • 52.- Munguía-Rosas, M.A., Parra-Tabla, V., Ollerton, J. and Cervera, C. 2012. Environmental control of reproductive phenology and the effect of pollen supplementation on resource allocation in the cleistogamus weed Ruellia nudiflora (Acanthaceae). Annals of Botany 109: 343-350. Content snapshot
  • 51.- Arceo-Gomez, G. Martinez, M.L. Parra-Tabla, V. and Garcia-Franco, J. 2012 Floral and reproductive biology of the Mexican endemic   Chamaecrista chamaecristoides (Fabaceae). Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 139:260-269. 
  • 50.- Ortegón-Campos, I., Abdala-Roberts, L. Parra-Tabla, V., Cervera, C. Marrufo, D. and Herrera, C. M. 2012. Influence of multiple factors on plant local adaptation: soil type and folivore effects in Ruellia nudiflora (Acanthaceae). Evolutionary Ecology 26: 545-558.Abstract
  • 49.- Arango, A.M.,J. López-Portillo, V. Parra-Tabla, L.T. Hernández, J. Morales-Mávil and V. Rico-Gray. 2012. Effect of predation by the spider Peucetia viridans (Oxyopidae) on floral visitors and the seed set of Cnidoscolus multilobus (Euphorbiaceae). Acta Botánica Mexicana, 100: 1-14 Special issue: honoring Dr. Jerzy Rzedowski
  • 48.- Martínez-Natarén, D., Parra-Tabla, V. Dzibb, G. and Calvo-Irabién, L.M. 2012 Essential oil yield variation within and among wild populations of Mexican oregano (Lippia graveolens, Verbenaceae), and its relation to climatic and edaphic conditions. Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants 15: 589-601
  • 47.- Rivera-Solis, G., Abdala-Roberts, L., Cervera, J. C., Parra-Tabla, V., Ruíz, J, and Betancur, D. 2012. Mechanisms and traits associated with compensation for defoliation in Ruellia nudiflora. Plant Ecology 213: 303-314 Abstract.

  • 46.- Parra-Tabla, V., Vargas, C.F., Naval, C., Calvo, L.M. and Ollerton, J. 2011 Population status and reproductive success of an endangered epiphytic orchid in a fragmented landscape. Biotropica 43:640-647 Abstract
  • 45.- Munguía-Rosas, M.A., Ollerton, J. Parra-Tabla, V. and De Nova, A. 2011. Meta-analysis of phenotypic selection on flowering phenology suggests that early flowering plants are favoured. Ecology Letters 41: 511-521 In the Press:
  • 44.- Arceo-Gomez, G. Martinez, M.L. Parra-Tabla, V. and Garcia-Franco, J. 2011. Anther and stigma morphology in mirror-image flowers of Chamaecrista chamaecristoides (Fabaceae): implications for buzz-pollination. Plant Biology 13:19-24.  Special Issue: Pollination and reproductive Biology
  • 43.- Martínez-Natarén, D., Parra-Tabla, V. Dzibb, G. and Calvo-Irabién, L.M. 2011 Morphology and density of glandular trichomes in Mexican populations of oregano (Lippia graveolens, Verbenaceae), and the relationship between trichome density and climate. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society. 138:132-142
  • 42.- Munguía Rosas, M. A., Ollerton, J. and Parra-Tabla, V. 2011. Phenotypic selection on flowering phenology and size of two dioecious plant species with different pollen vectors. Plant Species Biology. 26:205-212 Abstract
  • 41.- Parra-Tabla, V. and Herrera, C. M. 2010 Spatially inconstant direct and indirect effects of herbivory on floral traits and pollination success in a tropical shrub. Oikos. 119: 1344-1354. Abstract
  • 40.- Abdala-Roberts, L., Parra-Tabla, V., Díaz-Castelazo C., Salinas-Peba, L. and Delfín, G.H. 2010. Spatial variation in the strength of a trophic cascade involving Ruellia nudiflora (Acanthaceae), an insect seed predator and associated parasitoid fauna in Mexico. Biotropica. 42: 180-187 Abstract 
  • 39.- Meneses-Calvillo L., Meléndez-Ramírez V., Parra-Tabla V. and Navarro J. 2010 Bee species diversity in a fragmented landscape of the Mexican Neotropic. Journal of Insect Conservation 14: 323-334 Abstract
  • 38.- Ramos-Zapata, J., Campos, M.J., Parra-Tabla, V., Abdala-Roberts, L. and Navarro, J. 2010. Genetic variation in the response of the weed Ruellia nudiflora (Acanthaceae) associated to arbuscural mycorrhizal fungi. Mycorrhiza 20: 275-280.Abstract 
  • 37.- Ortegón-Campos, I., Parra-Tabla, V., Abdala-Roberts, L., and Herrera, C. 2009. Local adaptation of Ruellia nudiflora (Acanthaceae) to biotic counterparts: complex scenarios revealed when two herbivore guilds are considered. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22:2288-2297 Abstract
  • 36.- Parra-Tabla, V., Abdala-Roberts, L., J. Rojas, Navarro, J. and Salinas-Peba, L. 2009. Floral longevity and scent chemistry respond to reproductive success and resource status in the tropical orchid Myrmecophila christinae. Plant Systematics and Evolution 282: 1-11 Abstract
  • 35.- Abdala-Roberts, L., Parra-Tabla, V., Salinas-Peba, L. and Herrera, C. M. 2009. Noncorrelated effects of seed predation and pollination on the perennial herb Ruellia nudiflora remain spatially consistent. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 96: 800-807 Abstract
  • 34.- Arceo-Gómez, G., Parra-Tabla V. and Navarro J. 2009. Changes in sexual expression as a result of defoliation and environment in a monoecious shrub in México: implications for pollination. Biotropica 41: 425-441 Abstract 
  • 33.- Cervera, C. and Parra-Tabla, V. 2009. Seed germination and seedling survival traits of invasive and non-invasive cogeneric Ruellia species (Acanthaceae) in Yucatan, Mexico. Plant Ecology 250: 285-293 Abstract 
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  • 32.- Parra-Tabla, V. and Vargas, M.F. 2007. Flowering synchrony and floral display size affect pollination success in a deceit-pollinated tropical orchid Acta Oecologica 131: 26-35 Abstract
  • 31.- Abdala-Roberts, L., Parra-Tabla, V. and Navarro, J. 2007. Is floral longevity influenced by reproductive cost and pollination success in Cohniella ascendens (Orchidaceae)? Annals of Botany 100: 1367-1371Abstract
  • 30.- Deloya, C., Parra-Tabla, V. and Delfín-González, H. 2007. Fauna of Scarabaeidae-Laparosticti and Trogidae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea) associated with Cloud Forest, shade coffe plantations and transformed communities in Central Veracruz, México. Neotropical Entomology 36:5-21
  • 29.- Salinas-Peba,.L. and Parra-Tabla, V. 2007 Phenology and pollination of Manilkara zapota (Zapotaceae) in forest and homegardens. Forest Ecology and Management 248: 136-142 Abstract
  • 28.- Chay-Hernández, Delfín-González, H. and Parra-Tabla, V. 2006. Ichneumonoidea (Hymenoptera) Community Diversity in an Agricultural Environment in the State of Yucatan, Mexico. Environmental Entomology 35: 1286-1297
  • 27.- Pinkus R. M., Ibarra-Núñez, G., Parra-Tabla, V., García-Ballinas, J.A. and Henaut, Y. 2006. Spider diversity in coffeeplantations with different management in Southeast Mexico. Journal of Arachnology 34: 104-112Abstract 
  • 26.- Vargas, C. F., Parra-Tabla, V., Feinsinger, P. and Leirana, J. 2006. Genetic diversity and structure in fragmented populations of the tropical orchid Myrmecophila christinae var christinae. Biotropica 38: 754-763 Abstract

  • 25.- Abdala-Roberts, L. and Parra-Tabla, V. 2005. Artificial defoliation induces trichome production in the tropical shrub Cnidosculus aconitifolius (Euphorbiaceae) Biotropica 37: 251-257 Abstract 
  • 24.- Castro, A., Delfín, G.H., Parra-Tabla, V. y Morón, R.M. 2005. Fauna de Melolóntidos (Insecta: Coleoptera) asociados al maíz (Zea mays L.) en los altos de Chiapas, México. Folia Entomológica Mexicana 44: 339-365
  • 23.- Parra-Tabla, V. and Bullock, S.H. 2005. Ecological and evolutionary consequences of anther-stigma separation in the self-incompatible tropical tree Ipomoea wolcottiana (Convolvulaceae). Plant Systematics and Evolution 252: 85-96 Abstract 
  • 22.- Pinkus R. M., Parra-Tabla, V. and Meléndez-Ramírez, V. 2005. Floral resource use and competition between Apis mellifera and native bees in Cucurbitaceae crops in Yucatán, México. The Canadian Entomologist 137:441-449 Abstract
  • 21.- Canto, A., Parra-Tabla, V. and García-Franco, J. 2004. Variation in growth and floral display of Anthurium schlechtendalii (Araceae) in response to herbivory and environment. Functional Ecology 18:692-699. Abstract
  • 20.- Cauich, O., Quezada-Euán, J.J.G., Macias-Macias, J.O., Reyes-Oregel, V., Medina-Peralta, S. and Parra-Tabla, V. 2004. The behaviour and pollination efficiency of Nannotrigona perilampoides (Cresson 1878) (Hymenoptera:Meliponini) on greenhouse tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum) in subtropical México. Journal of Economic Entomology 97: 475-481  Abstract
  • 19.- Escalante-Erosa, F., Ortegón-Campos, I., Parra-Tabla, V. and Peña-Rodríguez, L. M. 2004. Chemical Composition of the Epicuticular Wax of Cnidoscolus aconitifolius. Rev. Soc Quim Mex, 48: 24-25
  • 18.- Meléndez, V., Parra-Tabla, V., Kevan, P., Ramirez, I. and Zizumbo, D. 2004. Mixed Mating Strategies and Pollination by Insects and Wind in Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera L. (Arecaceae). Agricultural and Forest Entomology 6: 155-163
  • 17.- Parra-Tabla, V. and Vargas, M.F. 2004. Phenology and phenotypic natural selection on the flowering time of a deceit-pollinated tropical orchid, Myrmecophila christinae. Annals of Botany 94: 243-250 Content selected by Proffesor J. A. Bryant, University of Exeter, UK
  • 16.- Parra-Tabla, V., Rico-Gray, V. and Carbajal, M. 2004. Effect of defoliation on leaf growth, sexual expression and reproductive success of Cnidoscolus aconitifolius (Euphorbiaceae). Plant Ecology 173: 153-160 Abstract
  • 15.- Parra-Tabla, V. and Bullock, S.H. 2003. Exploring the limiting causes of fruit production in the tropical tree Ipomoea wolcottiana Rose (Convolvulaceae). Plant Ecology 166: 107-115 Abstract
  • 14.- Meléndez, V., Magaña-Rueda, S. Parra-Tabla, V., Ayala, R. and Navarro, J. 2002. Diversity of native bee visitors of cucurbit in Yucatán, México. Journal of Insect Conservation 6: 135-147 Abstract
  • 13.- Vargas, C.F. and Parra-Tabla, V. 2002. Floral abundance, territoriality, and the importance of Echeveria gibbiflora to Cynanthus latirostris (Apodiformes: Trochilidae) during winter. Southwestern Naturalist 47: 623-626
  • 12.- Malo, J., Leirana-Alcocer, J. and Parra-Tabla, V. 2001. Population fragmentation, florivory and the effects of flower morphology alterations on the pollination success of Myrmecophila tibicinis (Orchidaceae). Biotropica 33: 529-534
  • 11.- Arango, A.M., Rico-Gray, V. and Parra-Tabla, V. 2000. Population structure, seasonality, and habitat use by the green lynx spider Peucetia viridans (Oxyopidae) inhabiting Cnidosculus aconitifolius (Euphorbiaceae). Journal of Arachnology 28:185-194  Abstract
  • 10.- Canto-Aguilar A. and Parra-Tabla, V. 2000. Importance of conserving alternative pollinators: assessing pollination efficiency of the squash bee Peponapis limitaris in Cucurbita moschata (Cucurbitaceae). Journal of Insect Conservation 4: 201-208 Abstract
  • 9.- Parra-Tabla, V. and Bullock, S.H. 2000. Phenotypic natural selection on flower biomass allocation in the tropical tree Ipomoea wolcottiana Rose (Convolvulaceae). Plant Systematics and Evolution 221: 167-177Abstract
  • 8.- Parra-Tabla, V., Vargas, M. F., Magaña-Rueda S. and Navarro, J. 2000. Female and male pollination success of Oncidium ascendens (Orchidaceae) in two contrasting patches: forest vs. agricultural field. Biological Conservation 94: 335-340 Abstract
  • 7.- Leirana-Alcocer, J. and Parra-Tabla, V. 1999. Factors affecting the distribution, abundance and seedling survival of Mammilaria gaumeri Orcutt, and endemic cactus of the coast of Yucatan, Mexico. Journal of Arid Environments 141: 41-428
  • 6.- Parra-Tabla, V. and Bullock S.H. 1998. Factors limiting fecundity in the tropical tree Ipomoea wolcottiana (Convolvulaceae) in a Mexican tropical dry forest. Journal of Tropical Ecology 14: 615-628 Abstract 
  • 5.- Parra-Tabla, V., Vargas, M.F. and Eguiarte, F.L. 1998. Is Echeveria gibbiflora (Crassulaceae) pollen limitated?: an experimental test. Functional Ecology 12: 591-595 Abstract
  • 4.- Manrique-Saide, P., Delfín, G.H., Ibañez-Bernal, S. and Parra-Tabla, V. 1998. Mesocyclops longisetus effects on survivorship of Aedes aegypti inmature stages in car tyres. Medical and Veterinary Entomology 12: 386-390
  • 3.- Manrique-Saide, P., Delfín, G.H., Parra-Tabla, V. e Ibañez-Bernal, S. 1998. Desarrollo, mortalidad y sobrevivencia de las etapas inmaduras de Aedes aegypti (DIPTERA: CULICIDAE) en neumáticos. Revista Biomédica 9: 84-91
  • 2.- Rico-Gray, V., García-Franco, J., Palacios-Rios, M. Diaz-Castelazo, C., Parra-Tabla, V. and Navarro, J. 1998 Geographic and seasonal Variation in ant-plant associations in México. Biotropica 30: 190-200.
  • 1.- Parra-Tabla, V., Vargas, M. F. and Eguiarte, F.L. 1993. Reproductive biology, pollen and seed dispersal, and neighborhood size in the hummingbird-pollinated Echeveria gibbiflora (Crassulaceae). American Journal of Botany 80: 153-159


 B. Books, chapters

  • 9.- Parra-Tabla, V. 2015. Breve historia de un aprendiz de científico. En: Bautista, Z.F. (Coordinador) Consejos a los jóvenes que quieren ser científicos.2a edición. CIGA-UNAM
  • 8.- Parra-Tabla, V. 2009. Breve historia de un aprendiz de científico. En: Bautista, Z.F. (Coordinador) Consejos a los jóvenes que quieren ser científicos. CIGA-UNAM
  • 7.- Castro-Ramírez A.E., Perales-Rivera H.R., Parra-Tabla V. 2006. Propuesta metodológica para la evaluación del daño ocasionado por "gallina ciega" (Coleoptera) al maíz (Zea mays L.). En: Castro-Ramírez A.E., Morón M.A., Aragón A. (Eds.) Diversidad, importancia y manejo de escarabajos edafícolas. Publ. especial El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Fundación Produce Chiapas A.C. y Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, México. pp. 163-180.
  • 6.- León, B.F. y Parra-Tabla, V. 2005. La evaluación de impacto ambiental en proyectos de tipo lineal. Experiencias y aportaciones de la Comisión Federal de Electricidad en el estado de Campeche. En: Botello, A.V., Rendón, J., Gold, B.G. y Agráz, C.H. (eds.) Golfo de México Contaminación e Impacto Ambiental: Diagnóstico y tendencias. UAC-INE-UNAM. Pp 609-628
  • 5.- Rico-Gray, V., Oliveira, P.S., Parra-Tabla, V., Cuautle, M. and Díaz-Castelazo, C. 2004. Ant-Plant Interactions: Their Seasonal Variation and Effects on Plant Fitness. In: Martínez, M. And N.P. Psuty (eds.) Coastal sand dunes: Ecology and restoration. Springer Verlag. Pp. 221-239.
  • 4.- Parra-Tabla, V. y Bullock, S. 2002. La polinización en la selva de Chamela. En: F. Noguera,J.H. Vega, A.N. Garcia-Aldrete y M. Quezada (eds.). Historia Natural de Chamela. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. México, pp 499-515.
  • 3.- Delfín, G. H., Echazarreta, C. y Parra-Tabla, V. (eds.). 1995. Conocimiento y manejo de las selvas de la Península de Yucatán. Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán. Mérida, Yucatán.
  • 2.- Flores, G. S., Echazarreta, C., Delfín, G. H. y Parra-Tabla, V. 1995. Diagnóstico del conocimiento y uso de los recursos naturales en el estado de Yucatán. En: Delfín, G. H., Echazarreta, C. y Parra-Tabla, V. (eds.). 1995. Conocimiento y manejo de las selvas de la Península de Yucatán. Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán. Mérida, Yucatán.
  • 1.- Eguiarte, F. L. Parra-Tabla, V. y Vargas M. F. 1994. Biología reproductiva y tamaño efectivo en Echeveria gibbiflora DC (Crasulaceae); un homenaje a Sewall Wrigth. En Rojo, A. (ed.). Reserva Ecológica “El Pedregal de San Angel”: Ecología, historia natural y manejo. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. México, D.F


 C. Others
  • 13.- Parra-Tabla, V. 2015, Book review: Ecología y evolución de interacciones bióticas (del Val E. y Boege, K.), Fondo de Cultura Económica, UNAM, México, D.F. Revista de Biología Tropical 63: 313-317.
  • 12.- Parra-Tabla, V., V. Meléndez-Ramírez, J. Quezada-Euán, L. Meneses-Calvillo y E. Reyes- Novelo. 2010. Abejas silvestres de Yucatán: el servicio ecológico de la polinización. En: Biodiversidad y Desarrollo Humano en Yucatán. R. Durán y M. Méndez (eds.). CICY, PPD-FMAM, CONABIO, SEDUMA, México.Free access to this book at
  • 11.- Quezada, E. J., Meléndez-Ramírez, V. y Parra-Tabla, V. 2010. Meliponinos de Yucatán para la polinización de cultivos in invernadero. En: Biodiversidad y Desarrollo Humano en Yucatán. R. Durán y M. Méndez (eds.). CICY, PPD-FMAM, CONABIO, SEDUMA, México.Free access to this book at
  • 10.- Meléndez, R.V., Quezada, E.J., Parra-Tabla, V., Meneses, C.L. y Reyes, N.E. 2010. Abejas silvestres de Yucatán: amenazas para su conservación, R. Durán y M. Méndez (eds.). CICY, PPD-FMAM, CONABIO, SEDUMA, México. Free access to this book at
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  • 7.- Meléndez, R.V., Parra-Tabla, V., Delfín, H., Ayala, R., E. Reyes y Manrique, P. 2008. Abejas silvestres: diversidad, el papel como polinizadores y la importancia de su conservación. Bioagrociencias 1: 38-44
  • 6.- Burgos-Ruíz, D., Delfín-González, H., Parra-Tabla, V. y Chay-Hernández, D. A. 2007. Efecto de borde en una comunidad de parasitoides Icnomonoideos (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonoidea) en Yucatán. Entomología Mexicana 6:177-182
  • 5.- Ciau-Villanueva, M., Bautista-Zúniga, F., Parra-Tabla, V., Brown, G. 2003. Diversidad de macroinvertebrados en sistemas de producción de forraje. En Anais: O uso da macrofauna edáfica na agricultura do século XXI: a importancia dos engenheiros do solo. Ministerio de Agricultura Pecuaria e Abastecimento, Brasil. pp 88-113.
  • 4.- Parra-Tabla, V. 2002. Historia natural de especies selectas: Ipomoea wolcottiana (Convolvulaceae). En: F. Noguera,J.H. Vega, A.N. Garcia-Aldrete y M. Quezada (eds.). Historia Natural de Chamela. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. México, pp 159-106.
  • 3.- Canto-Aguilar A. and Parra-Tabla, V. 2000. Pollen removal and pollen deposition by honey bees (Apis mellifera) and native bees (Peponapis limitaris) in horticultural crops of squash (Cucurbita moschata). In: Proceedings of the VI International Conference on Apiculture in Tropical Climates, International Bee Research Association, Cardiff, U.K., pp: 83-85.
  • 2.- Meléndez, R.V., Parra-Tabla, V., Echazarreta, and Magaña-Rueda, S.C. 2000. Use of native bees in horticultural crops of Cucurbita moschata in Yucatán, México. In: Proceedings of the VI International Conference on Apiculture in Tropical Climates, International Bee Research Association, Cardiff, U.K., pp: 65-70
  • 1.- Parra-Tabla, V. and Magaña-Rueda S. 2000. Effects of deforestation on the reproductive ecology of Oncidium ascendens (Orchidaceae). In: Proceedings of the VI International Conference on Apiculture in Tropical Climates, International Bee Research Association., Cardiff, U.K., pp 106-111.