Publications – John Parminter

This researcher no longer works for the B.C. Government.


Research papers listed in order of publication date.

2011 to 2015:



2006 to 2010:



2000 to 2005:


  • Beck, J., J. Parminter, M. Alexander, E. MacDermid, T. Van Nest, A. Beaver, and S. Grimaldi. 2005. Fire Ecology and Management. In Forestry Handbook - 5th ed. S.B Watts and L. Tolland (editors). UBC Press. Vancouver, BC. pp. 490-525


  • Densmore, N., J. Parminter, and V. Stevens. 2004. Coarse woody debris: Inventory, decay modelling, and management implications in three biogeoclimatic zones. BC Journal of Ecosystems and Management 5(2):14-29. 


  • Parminter, J.V. 2002. Coarse Woody Debris decomposition - principles, rates and models. Presented to: Northern Interior Vegetation Management Association (NIVMA) and Northern Silviculture Committee (NSC) Winter Workshop: Optimizing wildlife trees and coarse woody debris retention at the stand and landscape level. January 22-24, 2002. Prince George, B.C. (Abstract published in meeting proceedings).
  • Parminter, J.V. 2002. Tom Wright: pioneer British Columbian forester and tree farmer. Forest History Today, Spring 2002:21-28.
  • Stone, J., J. Parminter, A. Arsenault, T. Manning, N. Densmore, G. Davis, and A. MacKinnon. 2002. Dead Tree Management in British Columbia. In: Proceedings of the Symposium on the Ecology and Management of Dead Wood in Western Forests. USDA Forest Service. General Technical Report PSW-GTR-181. pp. 849-862.
  • Stone, J., J. Parminter, and J. Braz. 2002. Standing dead tree dynamics extracted from growth and yield permanent sample plots in British Columbia. In: Proceedings of the symposium on the ecology and management of dead wood in western forests. November 2-4, 1999. Reno, Nevada. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PSW-GTR-181. Albany, California. pp. 467-478. xii + 949 p.


  • Parminter, J.V. 2000. From timber to biodiversity: the evolution of British Columbia's forest inventory program. Forest History Today, Fall 2000: pp. 12-19. 
  • Parminter, J.V. 2000. Tom Wright: recollections of a pioneer forester and tree farmer. Forest History Association of British Columbia in cooperation with Trafford Publishing, Victoria, B.C. xiii + 106 pp. 

1999 and earlier:


  • Yearsley, H.K. and J. Parminter. 1998. Seral stages across forested landscapes: relationships to biodiversity - part 7 of 7. B.C. Min. For., Res. Br., Victoria, B.C. Exten. Note 18.
  • Parminter, J.V. 1998. Natural disturbance ecology (Chapter 1). In Conservation biology principles for forested landscapes. J. Voller and S. Harrison (editors). UBC Press, Vancouver, B.C. pp. 3-41. 
  • Stone, J.N., A. MacKinnon, J.V. Parminter, and K.P. Lertzman. 1998. Coarse woody debris decomposition documented over 65 years on southern Vancouver Island. Can. J. For. Res. 28(5):788-793.





  • Harper, W.L. and J. Parminter. 1992. Procedures for habitat monitoring in British Columbia. In Fire in Pacific Northwest Ecosystems: Exploring emerging issues. Jan. 21-23, 1992, Portland, Ore. pp. 122.
  • Parminter, J.V. 1992. Effects of fire on forest ecology: fire and biodiversity. Fire Management Technical Session, Annual Meeting - Canadian Institute of Forestry. September 24, 1992. Vancouver, B.C. 6 p. 








  • Parminter, J., V.G. Bate, P.L. Fuglem, and D.E. Gilbert. 1983. Forest Fire Management. in Forestry Handbook for British Columbia - 4th Edition - 5th ed. S.B Watts (editor). UBC Press. Vancouver, BC. pp. 353-371
  • Parminter, J.V. 1983. Book review of "Cutting up the north: the history of the forest industry in the northern interior.". J. For. Hist. 27(3):154.
  • Parminter, J.V. 1983. Fire history and fire ecology in the Prince Rupert Forest Region. In Prescribed Fire - Forest Soils Symposium Proceedings, 2-3 March, 1982, Smithers, B.C. R.L. Trowbridge and A. Macadam (Editors). B.C. Min. For., Info. Serv. Br., Victoria, B.C. Land Manag. Rep. No.16. pp.1-35.




  • Parminter, J.V. 1979. A bibliography on climate causes of forest tree injury and mortality. Fac. For., Univ. B.C., Vancouver, B.C. 22 pp.
  • Parminter, J.V. 1979. Climatic causes of irregular mortality - Final report on PC006. for Dr. J.H.G. Smith on belalf of the Min. For. Productivity Committee, Fac. For., Univ. B.C., Vancouver, B.C. 36 p.


  • Parminter, J.V. 1978. An historical review of forest fire management in British Columbia. An Essay Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Forestry in the Department of Forestry, Univ. B.C., Vancouver, B.C. iv + 111 p. [PDF 3834KB]
  • Parminter, J.V. 1978. Forest encroachment upon grassland range in the Chilcotin region of British Columbia. An Essay Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Forestry in the Department of Forestry, Univ. B.C., Vancouver