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  • Steele, A.N., M.A. Simovich, D. Pepino, K. McNamara Schroeder, A.G. Vandergast and A.J. Bohonak. 2009. Optimized DNA extraction methods for encysted embryos of the endangered fairy shrimp, Branchinecta sandiegonensis. Conservation Genetics 10: 1777-1781.

  • Holzman, J.P., A.J. Bohonak, L.R. Kirkendall, D. Gottlieb, A.R. Harari and S.T. Kelley. 2009. Inbreeding variability and population structure in the invasive haplodiploid palm-seed borer (Coccotrypes dactyliperda). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22: 1076-1087.

  • Turner, J.L., S.T. Kelley, J.S. Otto, F. Valafar and A.J. Bohonak. 2009. Parallelization and optimization of genetic analyses in Isolation by Distance Web Service. BMC Genetics 10: 29.

  • Vandergast, A.G., E.A. Lewallen, J. Deas, A.J. Bohonak, D.B. Weissman and R.N. Fisher. 2009. Loss of genetic connectivity and diversity in urban microreserves in a southern California endemic Jerusalem cricket (Orthoptera: Stenopelmatidae: Stenopelmatus “santa monica”). Journal of Insect Conservation 13: 329-345.

  • Vandergast, A.G., D. Wood, M.A. Simovich and A.J. Bohonak. 2009. Identification of co-occurring Branchinecta fairy shrimp species from encysted embryos using multiplex PCR. Molecular Ecology Resources 9: 767-770.

  • Viaud-Martinez, K.A., R.L. Brownell, A. Komnenou and A.J. Bohonak. 2008. Genetic isolation and morphological divergence of Black Sea bottlenose dolphins. Biological Conservation 141: 1600-1611.

  • Vandergast, A.G., A.J. Bohonak, S.A. Hathaway, J. Boys and R.N. Fisher. 2008. Are hotspots of evolutionary potential adequately protected in southern California? Biological Conservation 141: 1648-1664.

  • Zickovich, J.M. and A.J. Bohonak. 2007. Dispersal ability and genetic structure in aquatic invertebrates: a comparative study in southern California streams and reservoirs. Freshwater Biology 52: 1982-1996.

  • Viaud-Martinez, K.A., M. Martinez Vergara, P.E. Gol’din, V. Ridoux, A.A. Öztürk, B. Öztürk, P.E. Rosel, A. Frantzis, A. Komnenou and A.J. Bohonak. 2007. Morphological and genetic differentiation of the Black Sea harbour porpoise Phocoena phocoena. Marine Ecology Progress Series 338: 281–294.

  • Lewallen, E.A., T.W. Anderson and A.J. Bohonak. 2007. Genetic structure of leopard shark (Triakis semifasciata) populations in California waters. Marine Biology 152: 599-609.

  • Vandergast, A.G., A.J. Bohonak, D.B. Weissman and R.N. Fisher. 2007. Understanding the genetic effects of recent habitat fragmentation in the context of evolutionary history: phylogeography and landscape genetics of a southern California endemic Jerusalem cricket (Orthoptera: Stenopelmatidae: Stenopelmatus). Molecular Ecology: 977-992.

  • Bohonak, A.J., B.P. Smith and M. Thornton. 2004. Distributional, morphological and genetic consequences of dispersal for temporary pond water mites. Freshwater Biology 49: 170-180.

  • Bohonak, A.J. and D.G. Jenkins. 2003. Ecological and evolutionary significance of dispersal by freshwater invertebrates (Invited Review). Ecology Letters 6: 783-796.

  • Mun, J., A.J. Bohonak and G.K. Roderick. 2003. Population structure of the pumpkin fruit fly Bactrocera depressa (Tephritidae) in Korea and Japan: Pliocene allopatry or recent invasion? Molecular Ecology 12: 2941-2951.

  • Bohonak, A.J. 2002. IBD (Isolation By Distance): a program for analyses of isolation by distance. Journal of Heredity 93: 153-154.

  • Bohonak, A.J., N. Davies, F.X. Villablanca and G.K. Roderick. 2001. Invasion genetics of New World medflies: testing alternative colonization scenarios. Biological Invasions 3: 103-111.

  • Bohonak, A.J. and G.K. Roderick. 2001. Dispersal of invertebrates among temporary ponds: are genetic estimates accurate? Israel Journal of Zoology. (Special Issue: Ecology of temporary pools) 47: 367-386.

  • Hairston, N.G., L.J. Perry, A.J. Bohonak, M.Q. Fellows, C.M. Kearns and D.R. Engstrom. 1999. Population biology of a failed invasion: paleolimnology of Daphnia exilis in upstate New York. Limnology and Oceanography 44: 477-486.

  • Bohonak, A.J. 1999. Effect of insect-mediated dispersal on the genetic structure of postglacial water mite populations. Heredity 82: 451-461.

  • Bohonak, A.J. and H.H. Whiteman. 1999. Dispersal of the fairy shrimp Branchinecta coloradensis (Anostraca): effects of hydroperiod and salamanders. Limnology and Oceanography 44: 487-493.

  • Bohonak, A.J. 1999. Dispersal, gene flow and population structure. Quarterly Review of Biology 74: 21-45.

  • Bohonak, A.J. 1998. Genetic population structure of the fairy shrimp Branchinecta coloradensis (Anostraca) in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Canadian Journal of Zoology 76: 2049-2057.

  • Bohonak, A.J., N. Davies, G.K. Roderick and F.X. Villablanca. 198. Is population genetics mired in the past? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 13: 360.

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Educational Background

  • 1998 – Ph.D., Cornell University (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)

  • 1991 – B.S., Allegheny College (Biology)

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Positions & Honors

  • 2008-pesent – Vice chair and Director of Undergraduate Advising and Curriculum, San Diego State University, Department of Biology

  • 2007-2008 – Coordinator, Evolutionary Biology Program Area, San Diego State University, Department of Biology

  • 2006-present – Associate Professor, San Diego State University, Department of Biology

  • 2000-2006 – Assistant Professor, San Diego State University, Department of Biology

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