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Simovich, M. A. 1978. Postfire reptile succession. M.S. Thesis. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Simovich, M. A. 1979. Postfire reptile succession. Cal-Nev. Wildlife 1979: 104-113.
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Simovich, M. A. 1985. Analysis of a hybrid zone between the spadefoot toads Scaphiopus multiplicatus and Scaphiopus bombifrons. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of California, Riverside.

Simovich, M. A. and C. A. Sassaman. 1986. Four independent electrophoretic markers in spadefoot toads. Journal of Heredity 77: 410-414.
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Graves, J. E., K. M. Schaefer and M. A. Simovich. 1988. Electrophoretic identification of early juvenile yellowfin tuna, Thunnus albacares. Fish. Bull., 86: 835-838.
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Simovich, M. A., C. A. Sassaman and A. Chovnick. 1991.  Post-mating selection of hybrid toads (Scaphiopus multiplicatus and Scaphiopus bombifrons). Proceedings of the San Diego Natural History Society 5: 1-6.
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Simovich, M. A. and M. Fugate. 1992. Branchiopod diversity in San Diego County, California, USA. Trans. West. Sect. Wildl. Soc. 28: 6-14.
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Simovich, M. A. 1994. The dynamics of a spadefoot toad (Spea mutiplicata and S. bombifrons) hybridization system. pp. 167-182. In P. R. Brown and J. W. Wright (eds) Herpetology of the North American Deserts. Southwestern Herpetologists Society Special Publication #5.
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Esparza, C. E.*, M. A. Simovich and M. Fugate. 1994. A computerized key to the fairy shrimp (Crustacea: Anostraca) of California, USA. Published by the University of San Diego (on disk).

Gonzalez, R. J., J. Drazen*, S. Hathaway*, B. Bauer* and M. Simovich. 1996. Physiological correlates of water chemistry requirements in fairy shrimps (Anostraca) from southern California. Journal of Crustacean Biology 16: 315-322.
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King, J. L., M. A. Simovich and R. C. Brusca. 1996. Species richness, endemism and ecology of crustacean assemblages in northern California vernal pools. Hydrobiologia 328: 85-116.
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Hathaway, S. A.*, D. P. Sheehan and M. A. Simovich. 1996. Vulnerability of branchiopod cysts to crushing. Journal of Crustacean Biology 16: 448-452.
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Hathaway, S. A.* and M. A. Simovich. 1996. Factors affecting the distribution and co-occurrence of two southern Californian anostracans (Branchiopoda), Branchinecta sandiegonensis and Streptocephalus woottoni. Journal of Crustacean Biology 16: 669-677.
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Simovich, M. A. and S. A. Hathaway*. 1997. Diversified bet-hedging as a reproductive strategy of some ephemeral pool anostracans (Branchiopoda). Journal of Crustacean Biology 17: 38-44.
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Moorad, J. A.+, M. S. Mayer and M. A. Simovich. 1997. Extraction of DNA from anostracan cysts (Crustacea, Branchiopoda) for use in RAPD-PCR analyses. Hydrobiologia 359: 159-162.
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Sassaman, C. A., M. A. Simovich and M. Fugate. 1997. Reproductive isolation and genetic differentiation in North American species of Triops (Crustacea: Branchiopoda: Anostraca). Hydrobiologia 359: 125-147.
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Wells, M. L., S. A. Hathaway* and M. A. Simovich. 1997. Resilience of anostracan cysts to fire. Hydrobiologia 359: 199-202.
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Davies, C. P.+, M. A. Simovich and S. A. Hathaway*. 1997. Population genetic structure of a California endemic branchiopod, Branchinecta sandiegonensis. Hydrobiologia 359: 149-158.
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Simovich, M. A. 1998. Crustacean biodiversity and endemism in California’s ephemeral wetlands. Pp. 107-118. In: C. Witham, E. Bauder, D. Belk, R. Ornuff and W. Ferren (eds.) Proceedings of the Conference on the Ecology, Conservation and Management of Vernal Pool Ecosystems. Published by the California Native Plants Society, Sacramento, CA.
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Philippi, T. E., M. A. Simovich., E. T. Bauder and J. A. Moorad+. 2001. Habitat ephemerality and hatching fractions of a diapausing anostracan (Crustacea: Branchiopoda). Israel Journal of Zoology 47: 387-395.
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Moorad, J. A.+, M. A. Simovich and M. S. Mayer. 2001. Identification of southern Californian Branchinectid cysts (Crustacea, Anostraca) using RAPD-PCR species-specific markers. Proceedings of the Western Section of the Wildlife Society 37: 16-21.
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Pfenning, K. S. and M. A. Simovich. 2002. Differential selection to avoid hybridization in two toad species. Evolution 56: 1840-1848.
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Ripley, B. J., J. Holtz+ and M. A. Simovich. 2004. Cyst bank life-history model for a fairy shrimp from ephemeral ponds. Freshwater Biology 49: 221-231.
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Ripley, B. J., K. C. Davis*, B. J. Carter* and M. A. Simovich. 2004. Toxicity of malathion and Roundup® to the San Diego fairy shrimp. 2002-2003 Transactions of the Western Section of the Wildlife Society 38/39: 13-21.
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Simovich, M. A. 2005. Considerations for the management of vernal pool faunal communities. In Barbara E. Kus and Jan L. Beyers, technical coordinators. Planning for biodiversity: Bringing research and management together. General Technical Report PSW-GTR-195. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture: 29-41.
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Holtz, J.+, M. A. Simovich and T. Philippi. 2005. Spatial and temporal variation in ephemeral pool crustacean communities. In Barbara E. Kus and Jan L. Beyers, technical coordinators.  Planning for biodiversity: Bringing research and management together. General Technical Report PSW-GTR-195. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture: 261-263.
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Simovich, M. A., T. E. Philippi, E. T. Bauder and J. A. Moorad+. 2005. Habitat ephemerality and hatching fractions of a diapausing Anostracan (Crustacea: Branchiopoda). In Barbara E. Kus and Jan L. Beyers, technical coordinators. Planning for biodiversity: Bringing research and management together. General Technical Report PSW-GTR-195. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture: 265.
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Ripley, B. J. and M. A. Simovich. 2008. Species richness on islands in time: variation in ephemeral pond crustacean communities in relation to habitat duration and size. Hydrobiologia 617: 181-196.
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Steele, A. N., M. A. Simovich, D. Pepino, K. M. 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.
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Vandergast, A. G., D. A. Wood, M. A. Simovich and A. J. Bohonak. 2009. Identification of co-occurring Branchinecta fairy shrimp from encysted embryos using multiplex polymerase chain reaction. Molecular Ecology Resources 9: 767-770.
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Bauder, E. T., A. J. Bohonak, B. Hecht, M. A. Simovich, D. Shaw, D. G. Jenkins and M. Rains. 2009. A draft regional guidebook for applying the hydrogeomorphic approach to assessing wetland functions of vernal pool depressional wetlands in southern California. San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.
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Papers in Preparation


Simovich, M. A., K. B. Davis and A. J. Bohonak. (for Animal Conservation). Landscape homogenization promotes hybridization between the endangered San Diego fairy shrimp and a closely related congener.

Bohonak, A. J., M. A. Simovich, D. G. Jenkins, B. J. Ripley, E. T. Bauder. (for Conservation Biology). On the assessment of freshwater species for the means of protection, or the preservation of favored mesas in the struggle for life.