"The aboriginal settlement of the Llanos de Mojos: a seasonally inundated savanna in northeastern Bolivia." (Parsons)

b. 16 October 1931, San Diego, California. m., Patricia Sue; ch., Curtis, Victoria.

B.A. University of California, Berkeley (Geography) 1953; M.A. University of California, Berkeley (Geography) 1958.

University of Wisconsin, Madison (since 1963) Professor of Geography; Director, Ibero-American Studies, 1975-77; Chairman, Department of Geography 1980-83.

Distinciones Honoríficas, Sociedad Geográfica de Lima (Peru), 1972; John Simon Guggenheim Foundation fellow, 1977-78.

Books and Monographs:

The Upland Pine Forests of Nicaragua: A Study in Cultural Plant Geography. Univ. Calif. Publ. in Geography, 12(4):251-320, 1961.

The Aboriginal Cultural Geography of the Llanos de Mojos of Bolivia. Univ. Calif. Publ., Ibero-Americana 48. 195 pp., 1966. (Spanish edition: La Geografla Cultural Aborigen de Los Llanos de Mojos. [Joseph M. Barnadas, transl., Editorial Juventud. (La Paz) 275 pp., 1980]

The Biogeography of a Savanna Landscape: The Gran Pajonal of Eastern Peru. (with Marshall S. Chrostowski) McGill Univ. Savanna Research Series, No. 16 (Montreal). 69 pp., 1970.

La Montaña Central Peruana. (Co-editor with Stefano Varese) Actas y Memorias, 39th International Congress of Americanists, 4:109-221, 1972.

The Native Population of the Americas in 1492 (Editor). Madison: Univ. of Wisconsin Press, 354 pp., 1976. Second Printing, 1978.

The Role of Geographical Research in Latin America (editor). Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers, Publication No. 7, Part I. (Muncie) 213 pp., 1978.

Adaptive Strategies in Karinya Subsistence, Venezuelan Llanos. (with Karl H. Schwerin) Antropológica No. 50. 91 pp., 1978.

Campos Elevados e História Cultural Prehispánica en Los Llanos Occidentales de Venezuela. (with Alberta Zucchi) Universidad Cató1ica, Caracas. 178 pp., 1979. (Also in Montalban, 9:565-736 (Caracas), 1979.)

La Agricultura Intensiva Prehispánica. (editor) América Indígena, 40(4): 613-815, 1980. (Also published in Proceedings of the 43rd International Congress of Americanists, Vancouver, 1980.)

"Causes of Deforestation and Forest and Woodland Degradation in Tropical Latin America." Report to Office of Technology Assessment, U.S. Congress, Project to Assess Technologies to Sustain Tropical Forest and Woodland Resources, 55 pp., 1982.


"Informe prliminar sobre la geografía de los Llanos de Mojos, noreste de Bolivia." Boletín de la Sociedad Geográfica e Histórica Sucre (Sucre, Bolivia), 47(446):91-113, 1962.

"The physical geography of the Planalto Central." In Survey of the Agricultural Potential of the Central Plateau of Brazil. American International Association (Rio de Janeiro), 40 pp., 1963.

"Cattle ranching in the Mojos Savannas of northeastern Bolivia." Yearbook, Assoc. Pac. Coast Geogr., 25:37-44, 1963. (Reprinted, Peruvian Times (Lima), September 17, 1965, pp. 5-8.)

"Additional comments on the earthworks of Mojos in northeastern Bolivia." American Antiquity, 28(4):540-545, 1963.

"Pre-Spanish earthworks in the Llanos de Mojos of northeastern Bolivia." Revista Geográfica (Rio de Janeiro), 34(60):17-25, 1964. (Reprinted Peruvian Times (Lima), June 17, 1966, pp. 4-8.)

"Ryg øg Hojagerbrug i Amerikas Tropiske Savanner." Kulturgeografia (Aarhus, Denmark), 16(88):37-42, 1964.

"The Campo Cerrado vegetation of central Brazil." Geogr. Review, 55(1):112-115, 1965.

"The Carretera marginal de la Selva and the central Huallaga Region of Peru." Geogr. Review, 56(3):440-443, 1966.

"A cultural-ecological view of former aboriginal settlement in the Amazon Basin." The Professional Geographer, 18(6):346-351, 1966.