Edgar Lehr, Dr. habil.
Professor of Biology
Read here about Dr. Lehr's 2018 award for work in Peru!
||Master’s degree (Dipl. Biol.) in biology, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
||Doctoral degree (Dr. phil. nat.) in zoology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt
am Main, Germany
||Feodor Lynen Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Natural History Museum,
University of Kansas
||Habilitation degree (Dr. habil.), University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
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,
See a list of Dr. Lehr's publications.
Dr. Lehr teaches General Biology (BIOL 102), Understanding Evolution (BIOL 116), Comparative
Chordate Anatomy (BIOL 310), Evolution (BIOL 316), the May Term course Herpetology
(BIO/ENST 275) and the May Term travel course Tropical Ecology (BIOL/ENST 350) to
Costa Rica. He offers research opportunities to qualified students.