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Biology

Faculty & Staff

Dr. Lee Grismer

Dr. Lee Grismer
Professor

Office Rm # 217
Research Lab Rm # 216

Phone Extension: 2345
Email: lgrismer@lasierra.edu

Education

Dr. Grismer earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees from San Diego State University in 1981 and 1986 respectively. He received his Ph.D. in Biology from Loma Linda University in 1994. He has been a faculty member in the department since 1994.

Current Duties

Dr. Grismer teaches Herpetology, Vertebrate Natural History, Anatomy & Physiology, and a summer field course in Malaysia and General Biology. He serves on two departmental committees and advises approximately 15 students each quarter.

Research Interests

Dr. Grismer works on reptiles and amphibians. His current focus is on snakes and lizards in Baja California and Southeast Asia. He and his students ask questions about how species are formed and the reasons for the distribution of various species. His lab also works on the relationships between species and describes new species from the exotic places where he does field work. Dr. Grismer recently published a book entitled Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California, It’s Pacific Islands, and the Islands of the Sea of Cortes. This book is based on 22 years of research in the Baja California area.

Memberships & Affiliations

Dr. Grismer is a member of Herpetologist’s League, Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Systematic Biology, Evolution, and the Willi Hennig Society.

Honors & Awards

Dr. Grismer has been selected by students as teacher of the year in 1987 and 2002. The Western Book Builders Association awarded Dr. Grismer “Best of the West” in scholarship and reference for his book Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California, It’s Pacific Islands, and the Islands of the Sea of Cortes.

   

Contact Us

4500 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside, CA 92515

biology@lasierra.edu
951.785.2105

Office Location:

Thaine B Price 201

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Herpetology Laboratory

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