Biology

Edgar Lehr, Ph.D.

Edgar Lehr 

Professor of Biology

Education

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
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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

Research

Dr. Lehr's research is devoted to the biodiversity of amphibians and reptiles in the neotropics (Peru). Current research projects focus on species composition and phylogenetic relationships of terrestrial-breeding frogs (Strabomantidae) and spectacled lizards (Gymnophthalmidae) 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

Teaching

Dr. Lehr teaches