Lee Grismer
Lee Grismer, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology


  • Ph.D., Biology, Loma Linda University, 1994
  • M.S., Biology, San Diego State University, 1986
  • B.S., Biology, San Diego State University, 1980

Principal Research Interests

Evolutionary biology of Southeast Asian amphibians and reptiles.

Research Area: 

  • Conservation
  • Phylogenetic systematics
  • Integrative taxonomy
  • Herpetology

E-mail: lgrismer@lasierra.edu
Phone: 951-785-2345


  1. Integrative taxonomy uncovers high levels of cryptic species diversity in Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker, 1860 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) and the description of a new species from Peninsular Malaysia. Grismer et al. 2013. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.
  2. Systematics and natural history of Southeast Asian Rock Geckos (genus Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887) with descriptions of eight new species from Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia. Grismer et al. 2014. Zootaxa