Tiffany M. Doan

Tiffany M. Doan
New College of Florida | NCF · Natural Sciences

Ph. D.

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August 2016 - present
New College of Florida
Position
  • Visiting Assistant Professor
August 2014 - May 2016
University of Central Florida
Position
  • Lecturer
August 2004 - July 2011
Central Connecticut State University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Education
August 1999 - August 2002
University of Texas at Arlington
Field of study
  • Quantitative Biology

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Publications (122)
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Beyond providing critical information to biologists, species distributions are useful for naturalists, curious citizens, and applied disciplines including conservation planning and medical intervention. Venomous snakes are one group that highlight the importance of having accurate information given their cosmopolitan distribution and medical signif...
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en Montane animals require different adaptations than lowland species because of more severe conditions. Proctoporus lizards of the Andes Mountains experience cold temperatures year‐round, which may affect their activity. Two species of this poorly known genus, P. unsaacae and P. sucullucu, have similar morphology and ecology, but had never been st...
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Native Green Anoles, Anolis carolinensis, and invasive Brown Anoles, Anolis sagrei, are commonly found in Florida and may be infected with the malarial parasite, Plasmodium floridense. Because no studies have directly addressed health effects of the parasite on Florida anoles, we collected blood smears of infected and uninfected anoles from Central...
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Aim Clutch size is a key life‐history trait. In lizards, it ranges over two orders of magnitude. The global drivers of spatial and phylogenetic variation in clutch have been extensively studied in birds, but such tests in other organisms are lacking. To test the generality of latitudinal gradients in clutch size, and their putative drivers, we pres...
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Aim: Understanding the mechanisms determining species richness is a primary goal of biogeography. Richness patterns of subgroups within a taxon are usually assumed to be driven by similar processes. However, if richness of distinct ecological strategies respond differently to the same processes, inferences made for an entire taxon may be misleading...
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Aim: Variation in body size across animal species underlies most ecological and evolutionary processes shaping local‐ and large‐scale patterns of biodiversity. For well over a century, climatic factors have been regarded as primary sources of natural selection on animal body size, and hypotheses such as Bergmann's rule (the increase of body size wi...
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Quantitative and data literacy skills are vital to the advancement of biological theory, as large data sets and quantitative modeling are increasingly used to answer critical questions in ecology. Increased availability of educational modules that teach quantitative and data literacy skills in ecological contexts may encourage faculty to incorporat...
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p>In the version of this Article originally published, grant no. 2015/20215-7 for C.N. was omitted from the Acknowledgements section. This has now been corrected in all versions of the Article.</p
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Aim: Small geographic ranges make species especially prone to extinction from anthropogenic disturbances or natural stochastic events. We assemble and analyse a comprehensive dataset of all the world's lizard species and identify the species with the smallest ranges—those known only from their type localities. We compare them to wide-ranging specie...
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The distributions of amphibians, birds and mammals have underpinned global and local conservation priorities, and have been fundamental to our understanding of the determinants of global biodiversity. In contrast, the global distributions of reptiles, representing a third of terrestrial vertebrate diversity, have been unavailable. This prevented th...
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In this Article originally published, owing to a technical error, the author ‘Laurent Chirio’ was mistakenly designated as a corresponding author in the HTML version, the PDF was correct. This error has now been corrected in the HTML version. Further, in Supplementary Table 3, the authors misspelt the surname of ‘Danny Meirte’; this file has now be...
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Middle America is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world, harboring an exceptional number of rare and endemic species. This is especially true of Middle American cloud forests, where montane specialists occupy restricted, high-elevation ranges making them attractive candidates for investigating historical biogeography and speciation. One s...
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The South American gymnophthalmid genus Euspondylus is distributed from Venezuela through Peru, with its highest diversity occurring in Peru. Euspondylus paxcorpus sp. nov. is a new species from Junín, Peru possessing prefrontal scales and represented by 60 specimens. The new species differs from all other species by the combination of four supraoc...
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AimAlthough most reptiles are oviparous, viviparity is a common mode of reproduction in squamates and has evolved multiple times in different lineages. We test two prevailing hypotheses regarding the biogeography of reptile reproductive modes to evaluate the selective forces driving the evolution of viviparity in snakes. The cold climate hypothesis...
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We report new locality records of Cercosaura vertebralis O’Shaughnessy, 1879 in Peru, after more than 40 years since the discovery of the single known Peruvian specimen. The Peruvian range of Cercosaura vertebralis, which was previously restricted to Piura, is extended into the Cajamarca region (Tabaconas Namballe and La Granja). We also examined i...
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Aim Temperature influences most components of animal ecology and life history – but what kind of temperature? Physiologists usually examine the influence of body temperatures, while biogeographers and macroecologists tend to focus on environmental temperatures. We aim to examine the relationship between these two measures, to determine the factors...
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It is widely assumed that ecotourism offers sustainable development opportunities in under-developed countries, but little is known about the variables contributing to differential sustainability of multiple ecotourism ventures within a geographic region. This investigation compared differences among rainforest ecotourism sites in Tambopata, Amazon...
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Effective and targeted conservation action requires detailed information about species, their distribution, systematics and ecology as well as the distribution of threat processes which affect them. Knowledge of reptilian diversity remains surprisingly disparate, and innovative means of gaining rapid insight into the status of reptiles are needed i...
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The gymnophthalmid genus Cercosaura is distributed throughout South America and southern Panama. Cercosaura hypnoides sp. nov. was discovered from Meta, Colombia and differs from all other species by possessing three supraoculars, a single palpebral scale, five supralabials and infralabials, hexagonal, keeled dorsal scales arranged in transverse an...
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The gymnophthalmid genus Cercosaura is distributed throughout South America and southern Panama. Cercosaurahypnoides sp. nov. was discovered from Meta, Colombia and differs from all other species by possessing threesupraoculars, a single palpebral scale, five supralabials and infralabials, hexagonal, keeled dorsal scales arranged intransverse and o...
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Dendrobates leucomelas Steindachner 1864:260. Type-locality, "Columbien" [= Colombia]. Holo-type, Naturhistorisches Museum Wien (NHMW) 19188, an adult, collected by J. Natterer in 1851 (not examined by authors). See Nomenclatural History. • CONTENT. No subspecies are recognized. • DEFINITION. Dendrobates leucomelas is a rela-tively large Dendrobate...
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Phyllobates terribilis Myers, Daly, and Malkin 1978: 313. Type-locality, "lowland rain forest at Quebra-da Guanguí, about 0.5 km above its junction with Río Patia, 100–200m elevation, in upper Río Saija drainage, Department of Cauca, Colombia." Holotype, American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) 88876 (field no. CWM 11920), an adult male, collected...
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AbStrAct. because anurans are highly dependent on water for hydroregulation and respiration, they may use microhabitats that are in proximity to standing water preferentially to other microhabitats, especially during dry periods. We examined the anuran assem-blage of sachavacayoc, peru during the dry season to test if lake proximity, distance to tr...
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Cuando ocurren cambios rápidos en los factores ambientales en bosques tropicales, los anuros pueden ser expuestos a condiciones adversas y necesitan cambiar su microhabitat vertical. Los friajes son fenómenos climáticos que traen vientos fríos del sur a la Amazonía. Cinco friajes durante 1997 y 1998 fueron estudiados en el sur del Perú por medio de...
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Although several investigators have discussed different herpetofaunal sampling methodologies and their effectiveness, few have quantitatively examined which methods are superior for inventorying reptiles and amphibians in rain forest habitats. I examined two years of data from Tambopata, southeastern Peru, to compare and contrast visual encounter s...
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We examined patterns of community structure and microhabitat requirements of Pristimantis frogs at sites of high geographic proximity in the Tambopata region of southeastern Peru. Herpetofaunal surveys were conducted at five sites encompassing approximately 131 square km of Tambopata Province, including EcoAmazonia (EA), Reserva Amazonica (RA), Exp...
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Las herpetofaunas neotropicales se han estudiado en algunos lugares de Centro y Sud América, pero análises intra-regionales no han sido posibles por falta de datos a largo plazo. Un problema de análisis de las comunidades de herpetofauna es la gran distancia geográfica entre los localidades estudiadas. Este tipo de censos no toman en cuenta la hete...
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Proctoporus consists of six high-elevation lizard species distributed in the cloud forest and puna habitats of Peru and Bolivia. Proctoporus ecology is poorly understood despite a recent increase in phylogenetic research on the clade. To examine differences in diets among species, stomach contents of Proctoporus from 24 sites in central and souther...
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Las herpetofaunas neotropicales se han estudiado en algunos lugares de Centra y Sud América, pero análises intra-regionales no han sido posibles por falta de datos a largo plazo. Un problema de análisis de las comunidades de herpetofauna es la gran distancia geográfica entre los localidades estudiadas. Este tipo de censos no toman en cuenta la hete...
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The genus Proctoporus sensu stricto is a poorly known gymnophthalmid lizard clade distributed across the Andes of southern Peru and Bolivia. Recent collecting efforts in central and southern Peru recovered specimens and tissues of all known members of the genus, enabling the first complete phylogeny of the genus to be constructed. In addition, a ne...
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The tribe Cercosaurini is one of the most poorly studied groups of the lizard family Gymnophthalmidae. Recent studies have suggested that two cercosauriine genera, Neusticurus and Proctoporus, are polyphyletic. The aim of the current study was to rectify the polyphyletic relationships and construct a phylogenetic taxonomy of the Cercosaurini that i...
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Phylogenetic studies incorporating multiple loci, and multiple genomes, are becoming increasingly common. Coincident with this trend in genetic sampling, model-based likelihood techniques including Bayesian phylogenetic methods continue to gain popularity. Few studies, however, have examined model fit and sensitivity to such potentially heterogeneo...