Tiffany Doan

Instructor of Biology - Biology - Natural Sciences

Tiffany Doan
  • Phone: (941) 487-4662
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  • Office Location: HNS E257
  • 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: Foundations of Biology I, Foundations of Biology II, Foundations of Biology Laboratory, Ecology Laboratory, Animal Behavior, Animal Behavior Laboratory, Organismic Biology, Organismic Biology Laboratory, Biostatistics, Florida Natural History.

Selected Publications:

Doan, T. M., B. G. Devlin, and K. C. Greene. 2019. Malaria infection is lower in invasive anoles than native anoles in Central Florida, USA. Journal of Herpetology 53:22–26.

Jordan, C. N., J. L. Krumm, T. M. Doan, J. Kilgore, and D. Linton. 2019. How many critters can an island hold? Using digitized natural history collections to test real hypotheses about island biogeography. Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching, Proceedings of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education 40:1–21.

Slavenko, A., A. Feldman, A. Allison, A. M. Bauer, M. Böhm, L. Chirio, G. R. Colli, I. Das, T. M. Doan, M. LeBreton, M. Martins, D. Meirte, Z. T. Nagy, C. de C. Nogueira, O. S. G. Pauwels, D. Pincheira-Donoso, U. Roll, P. Wagner, Y. Wang, and S. Meiri. 2019. Global patterns of body size evolution in squamate reptiles are not driven by climate. Global Ecology and Biogeography 28:471–483.

Meiri, S., A. M. Bauer, F. Castro-Herrera, L. Chirio, G. Colli, I. Das, T. M. Doan, L. L. Grismer, M. Hoogmoed, F. Kraus, M. LeBreton, D. Meirte, Z. T. Nagy, C. Nogueira, P. Oliver, O. Pauwels, D. Pincheira-Donoso, G. Shea, R. Sindaco, O. Tallowin, J.-F. Trape, P. Uetz, P. Wagner, T. Ziegler, and U. Roll. 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions 24:264–273.

Roll, U., A. Feldman, M. Novosolov, A. Allison, A. Bauer, R. Bernard, M. Bohm, F. Castro-Herrera, L. Chirio, B. Collen, G. R. Colli, I. Das, T. M. Doan, L. L. Grismer, M. Hoogmoed, Y. Itescu, F. Kraus, M. LeBreton, A. Lewin, M. Martins, E. Maza, D. Meirte, Z. T. Nagy, C. Nogueira, O. S. G. Pauwels, D. Pincheira-Donoso, G. Powney, R. Sindaco, O. Tallowin, O. Torres-Carvajal, J.-F. Trape, E. Vidan, P. Uetz, P. Wagner, Y. Wang, C. D. L. Orme, R. Grenyer, and S. Meiri. 2017. The global distribution of tetrapods reveals a need for targeted reptile conservation. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1:1677–1682.

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.