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Tiffany Pereira
Assistant Research Scientist, Field Biologist/Range Ecologist

Professional Interests

Tiffany Pereira is a field biologist and scientific illustrator specializing in the flora and fauna of the desert southwest. For the last eight years she has worked as a wildlife biologist, and botanist in the Mojave and Great Basin Deserts. Her masters thesis research focused on seed ecology and germination as well as evaluating long-term change in soil seed banks, fertile islands, and plant communities of conservation-priority gypsum rare plant habitat of the eastern Mojave Desert. Currently, her work involves conducting research and providing guidance on natural resource management in Nevada. As both a researcher and artist, she is also interested in graphic design and illustration for science communication. She provides these services to DRI and has completed commissions for the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas, publications, and private entities.

Education

Degree

Year

Institution

Area

M.S.

2019

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Biological Sciences, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

B.S.

2011

University of Southern California

Environmental Studies, Minor in Fine Arts

Conference Proceedings
2019
(Pereira T. J., Figure Illustrator), Abella, S. R. (2019). The Art of Science: Using Soil Seed Bank Research and Scientific Illustration to Create a Novel Identification Guide for Mojave Native Plants, Society for Ecological Restoration, Southwest Chapter Annual Conference: Tucson, Arizona, November 8, 2019-November 10, 2019, Presented.
Other
2017
Waddle, A. W., Sai, M., Levy, J. E., Rezaei, G., Jaeger, J., (Pereira T. J., Figure Illustrator) (2017). Scientific Illustration for Publication: Systematic Approach to Isolating Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, Diseases of Aquatic Organisms Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 127 (3), 243-247,