Edgar Lehr, Dr. habil.

Assistant Professor of Biology



1996 Master’s degree (Dipl. Biol.) in biology, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
2001 Doctoral degree (Dr. phil. nat.) in zoology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2005-2006 Feodor Lynen Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Natural History Museum, University of Kansas
2009 Habilitation degree (Dr. habil.), University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Edgar Lehr, Ph.D.


Dr. Lehr's research is devoted to the biodiversity of amphibians and reptiles in the neotropics (Peru) and in Africa (Rwanda). Current research projects focus on species composition of strabomantid frogs in cloud forests and high Andean habitats and the herpetofauna of the Pui Pui Protected Forest in Peru. His research includes taxonomy, morphology, comparative anatomy, systematic revisions, phylogenetic analyses, biogeography, ecology, and conservation. Dr. Lehr is a Research Affiliate of the Natural History Museum, University of Kansas, Research Associate of The Field Museum (Chicago), and the Museo de Historia Natural Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Lima, Peru). He is associate editor of the Journal of Herpetology (SSAR, USA) and Salamandra (DGHT, Germany).

See a list of Dr. Lehr's publications


Dr. Lehr teaches Evolution, Comparative Chordate Anatomy, and the May Term Course Herpetology. In Germany he taught General Genetics, courses in identifying Invertebrates and Vertebrates, and Amphibian Biology.



email elehr@iwu.edu phone (309) 556-3399 office CNS 109A
Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
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