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Tiffany Pereira
Assistant Research Scientist, Ecologist

Professional Interests

Tiffany Pereira is an ecologist and scientific illustrator specializing in the flora and fauna of the desert southwest. For the last ten 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

Keywords

Ecology, Germination, Rare Plants, Endangered Species, Mojave, Botany, Illustration, Restoration

 

Publications
2021
Pereira, T. J., Chiquoine, L. O., Larranaga, A. J., Abella, S. R. (2021). Seed germination of a rare gypsum-associated species, Arctomecon californica (Papaveraceae), in the Mojave Desert, Journal of Arid Environments, 184, 104313, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2020.104313

Kumar, S. (Ed.) Wilkening, J., Kobelt, L., Pereira, T. J. (2021). Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment of Imperiled Plants in the Mojave Desert, In Endangered Plants, IntechOpen, 10.5772/intechopen.95783

2020
Pereira, T. J., Jones, K. B. (2020). Wildlife Strike Vulnerability Assessment for Airfields on the Tonopah Test Range, Nevada, DRI Publication No. 71003

Conference Proceedings
2019
Pereira, T. J., 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

Other
2021
Pereira, T. J. (2021). Scientific Illustration (Graphical Abstract): From satellites to frogs: Quantifying ecohydrological change, drought mitigation, and population demography in desert meadows, Science of the Total Environment, 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.143632

2020
Pereira, T. J. (2020). Scientific Illustration (Graphical Abstract): Toxic time bombs: Frequent detection of anticoagulant rodenticides in urban reptiles at multiple trophic levels, Science of the Total Environment

2017
Pereira, T. J. (2017). Scientific Illustration (Figures): Systematic Approach to Isolating Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, Diseases of Aquatic Organisms Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 127 (3), 243-247,

2014
Pereira, T. J. (2014). Scientific Illustration (Museum Exhibit): Morning After the Storm: A Cretaceous Flood Plain Comes Alive (Oil on canvas), Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas Permanent Exhibit