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Carl S. Lieb


Dr. Lieb currently is the Associate Curator of the LEB Herpetology collections, a Professor and member of the Graduate Faculty of UTEP's Department of Biological Sciences, and outgoing Chair of the Faculty Senate. He holds B.S. and M.S degrees in Wildlife Science from Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. degree in Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Dr. Lieb's area of expertise is herpetology, and his research interests lie in systematics, evolutionary genetics, and conservation biology of amphibians and reptiles.

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Representative publications include:

Lawson, R., and C. S. Lieb. 1990. Variation and hybridization in Elaphe bairdi (Serpentes: Colubridae). J. Herpetol. 24(3):280-292.

Lieb, C. S. 1988. Systematic status of the Neotropical snakes Dendrophidion dendrophis and D. nuchalis (Colubridae). Herpetologica 44(2):162-175.

Lieb, C. S. 1992. Introduction. Pp. 1-7 in, Vermersch, T. G. Lizards and Turtles of South-Central Texas. Eakin Press, Austin, xiv + 170 pp.

Lieb, C. S., D. G. Buth, and G. C. Gorman. 1983. Genetic differentiation in Anolis sagrai: a comparison of Cuban and introduced Florida populations. J. Herpetol. 17:90-94.

Rael, E. D., C. S. Lieb, N. Maddux, A. Varela-Ramirez, and J. Perez. 1993. Hemorrhagic and Mojave toxins in the venoms of the offspring of two Mojave rattlesnakes (Crotalus scutulatus scutulatus). Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 106B(3):595-600.

Some more recent publications:

Lieb, C. S. 1996. "Dendrophidion percarinatum." Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 636:1-2.

Lieb, C. S., R. D. Worthington, and E. W. Anderson. 1996. "Flora of the Indio Mountains Research Station of the University of Texas at El Paso." Pp. 96-103, in 1996 Symposium Proceedings, The Chihuahuan Desert and its many ecosystems. Native Plant Society of Texas, El Paso.

Rael, E. D., J. V. Rivas, T. Chen, N. Maddux, E. Huizar, and C. S. Lieb. 1997. "Differences in fibrinolysis and complement inactivation by venom from different northern black-tailed rattlesnakes (Crotalus molossus molossus)." Toxicon 35:505-514.

Lieb, C. S. 2001. Anole lizards of Mexico: a taxonomic overview. Pp. 53-64 in Johnson, J. D., R. G. Webb, and O. A. Flores-Villela (eds.), Mesoamerican Herpetology: Systematics, Zoogeography, and Conservation. Centennial Museum Special Publication no. 1, University of Texas at El Paso. 200 pp.


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Last Update: 24 Jan 2011

Carl S. Lieb
Laboratory for Environmental Biology
Centennial Museum
University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, TX 79968-0519