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Dr. Lily Rodriguez

Chair of Resource and Environmental Economics
Nussallee 21
D-53115 Bonn

Phone: +49 228 73-3373

Doctor in ecology, is a senior expert on biodiversity conservation with an extensive experience in international cooperation, sustainable development and research (herpetology); design of national and international policies, projects, management and monitoring of protected areas and natural resources

Research interests

  • Access (to genetic resources and traditional knowledge) and benefit sharing derived from their use
  • Benefits (perception, inventory and evaluation) derived from basic /non-commercial research 
  • The Nagoya Protocol and its implementation, German and European scopes
  • Other interests: monitoring biodiversity and climate change, land-use planning, deforestation drivers, CBD, protected areas, Amphibians

Current research project

DFG Grant ABS –assessing challenges and opportunities for benefit sharing from non-commercial research (with Prof. Dr. Karin Holm-Müller)

  1. Results of the project presented at the 3rd ICNP, in Korea, Feb. 2014. It includes
  2. Results of the project, presented at the BION conference, in Bonn, Set.2014. It includes
  3. Results of the international survey on benefit sharing, presented at the 12th COP of the Convention on Biological Diversity, in Korea, October 2014.
  4. Report of the ABS Bonn Workshop


peer reviewed articles – a selection

Catenazzi, A., E. Lehr, L.O.Rodriguez, V. Vredenburg. 2011. Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and the Collapse of Anuran Species Richness and Abundance in the Upper Manu National Park, Southeastern Peru. Conservation Biology: 25(2): 382-391.

Hoffmann et al. “The Impact of Conservation on the Status of the World’s Vertebrates” Science 330, 1503 (2010); Dec. 2010: 1503-1509. DOI: 10.1126/ science.1194442

Catenazzi, A, L. Rodriguez & M. Donnelly. 2009. The advertisement calls of four species of glassfrogs (Centrolenidae) from southeastern Peru. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment, 44(2): 83–91.

GRANT, T & L. RODRIGUEZ. 2001. Two new species of frogs of the genus Colostethus (Dendrobatidae) from Peru :  and a redescription of C. trilineatus (Boulenger, 1883). American Museum Novittates  3355: 1 - 24.

Rodriguez, L. & K. Young. 2000. Biological Diversity In Peru: Determining Priority Areas for Conservation. AMBIO 29(6): 329-337.

Technical articles and book contributions)

(Editor in chief) 2009  Caja de Herramientas para la gestión de áreas de conservación. INRENA-GTZ. 8 Volumes. Lima. (

Bolaños, et al. 2008. Amphibians of the Neotropical Realm. Pp. 92–99 in Stuart, S.N., Hoffmann, et al (Ed.)  Threatened Amphibians of the World. Lynx Ediciones, with IUCN - CI, and NatureServe, Barcelona. 

Young, K, & L. Rodriguez. 2006. Development of Peru's Protected-Area System: Historical Continuity of Conservation Goals. in: Zimmerer, Karl S., ed. Globalization and New Geographies of Conservation U. of Chicago Press.

Rodriguez, L. O. (Ed) 2001. El Manu y Otras Experiencias de Investigacion y Manejo De Bosques Tropicales. (Proceedings of a symposium). Proyecto Pro-Manu, Convenio UE/PER B7- 6201/I/95/020. Lima. 308 p.


Rodríguez, L & Bentjee, K. (Eds) 2000. Implementing the Global Taxonomy Initiative: Recommendations from DIVERSITAS element 3, including an assessment of present knowledge of key species groups. CBD Information paper: UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/INF6 24p.

Rodríguez, L. 1999. Monitoring Biological Diversity in Biosphere Reserves: Manu. In Slovak National Committee for UNESCO-MAB program. "Role of UNESCO - MAB Biosphere Reserves in Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity". Bratislava, pp 26-31.

Rodríguez, L. 1996. (Ed.) Diversidad Biologica Del Peru: Areas Prioritarias Para Su Conservacion. GTZ-INRENA. Lima, 191p

Rodríguez L. & W. E. Duellman. 1994. Guide to the Frogs of The Iquitos Region . Special publication n°22. The University of Kansas, Museum of Natural History, Lawrence, 80 p. 12 color plates

Curriculum vitae

Lily Rodriguez studied Biology (major in Zoology) at the Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, in Lima Peru. After finishing her B.S. she earned a Biologist title (1982), with a study on an Amazonian tortoise. In 1984, earned a D.E.A in Ecology, from the University of Paris, at the Ecology – Lab in the ENS. In 1991, she became Doctor in Ecology, from the University of Paris VII, with a dissertation on the “reproduction and diversity of the community of frogs of Cocha Cashu, Manu N.P, Peru”. Since 1992, she has been working on biodiversity and involved in several aspects of the Convention of Biological Diversity. As such, was part of the SBSTTA Bureau (2001-2003) and the Global Taxonomy Initiative and has taken part of several side-events on COP and SBSTTA on ABS, from the research perspective. In 2003 she won 3 awards: The Parker-Gentry Award (by the Filed Musuem of Chicago), the National Award from the National Environmental Council for her accomplishments on Biodiversity and the Biodiversity Leadership Award, from the Bay and Paul Fondations, for promoting the establishment one of the biggest national parks in Peru. In 2002, she co-founded  CIMA- Cordillera Azul. She has been working on conservation for over 30 years now, most recently for the GIZ.


Last Updated: Monday September 12 2016