Tiffany Doan

Instructor of Biology - Biology - Natural Sciences

Tiffany Doan
  • Phone: (941) 487-4662
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  • Office Location: HNS 220
  • Mail Location: Heiser E172C

Ph. D. University of Texas at Arlington
B. S. University of Miami

Dr. Tiffany M. Doan is an evolutionary biologist and ecologist who specializes in the study of reptiles, particularly lizards from Latin America. She has described six lizard species and one snake species as new to science, studied how saurian malaria affects Florida’s lizard species, and examined patterns of speciation in Central and South American reptiles. She is interested in speciation, biogeography, taxonomy, community ecology, and disease ecology. Visit her website here.

Courses Offered: Foundation of Biology I, Ecology Laboratory

Selected Publications:
Doan, T. M. 2016. Plot and transect censuses. Pp. 227–240. In: C. K. Dodd (ed.) Reptile Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques. Oxford University Press, UK.

Doan, T. M., A. Mason, T. A. Castoe, M. Sasa, and C. L. Parkinson. 2016. A cryptic palm-pitviper species (Squamata: Viperidae: Bothriechis) from the Costa Rican highlands, with notes on the variation within B. nigroviridis. Zootaxa 4138:271–290.

Doan, T. M., and G. Adams. 2015. A novel species of Euspondylus (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) from the Andes Mountains of Peru. Zootaxa 4033:129–136.

Feldman, A., A. M. Bauer, F. Castro-Herrera, L. Chirio, I. Das, T. M. Doan, E. Maza, D. Mierte, C. de C. Nogueira, Z. T. Nagy, O. Torres-Carvajal, P. Uetz, and S. Meiri. 2015. The geography of snake reproductive mode: a global analysis of the evolution of snake viviparity. Global Ecology and Biogeography 24:1433–1442.

Meiri, S., A. Bauer, L. Chirio, G. Colli, I. Das, T. M. Doan, A. Feldman, F.-C. Herrera, M. Novosolov, P. Pafilis, D. Pincheira-Donoso, G. Powney, O. Torres-Carvajal, P. Uetz, and R. Van Damme. 2013. Are lizards feeling the heat? A tale of ecology and evolution under two temperatures. Global Ecology and Biogeography 22:834–845.