Tandora Grant is a Senior Research Coordinator in Applied Animal Ecology. Her work is focusing primarily on conservation recovery strategies for Caribbean iguanas and San Clemente loggerhead shrike.
Having developed studbooks for these species, she assesses genetic and demographic statistics to determine captive breeding pairs and release candidates. She is incorporating molecular data in this analysis to further define the fitness of reintroduced populations and guide management actions.
Tandora is Program Officer for the IUCN Iguana Specialist Group, population management advisor for the AZA Rock Iguana SSP, and is the IUCN Red List Authority evaluating the conservation status for all iguana species. She is the author of a dozen peer-reviewed journal articles, including Science, and over 40 technical reports and popular publications. Tandora is a biochemistry and molecular biology graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz.
She enjoys rock climbing, circus aerials, making beer, and hiking trails with her dog.