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. 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, and the Museo de Historia Natural Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru.
|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|
In Germany, Dr. Lehr worked as a herpetologist in the Senckenberg Natural History Collections Dresden. Besides this he taught General Genetics, courses in identifying Invertebrates and Vertebrates, and Amphibian Biology. At IWU, Dr. Lehr teaches Evolution, Comparative Anatomy, a portion of General Biology, and he plans a May Term course to Peru.
Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
updated January 2014