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Department of Biology
1210 Biology/Psychology Building
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland 20742


Leo Shapiro


  • Postdoc (2000-2001) University of California-Berkeley
    • Advisors: G. Roderick, R. Gillespie

  • NSF Postdoc (1996-1999) Smithsonian Institution, National Zoo, Molecular Genetics Lab
    • Advisor: R. Fleischer

  • Ph.D. (1996) SUNY-Stony Brook, Dept. of Ecology and Evolution
    • Advisor: D. Futuyma

  • B.A. (1986) Sarah Lawrence College
    • Biology

  • Undergraduate (1984-1985) Reed College
    • Biology
  • USDA-BARC, Systematic Entomology Lab. January 2005-Present
    • Research Associate (molecular insect systematics)
  • Cove Point Natural Heritage Trust. April 2007-October 2007
    • Independent Contractor (conducting native bee surveys)
  • Environmental Defense, Washington, D.C. Spring-Summer 2004
    • Independent Contractor (endangered species policy research)
  • University of Maryland, College Park. 2003
    • Instructor (Biology)
  • Center for Biological Diversity, Oakland, CA. Spring-Summer 2002
    • Independent Contractor (endangered species policy research)
  • National Audubon Society, Rutgers University. Summer 1988
    • Research Assistant (avian field research)
  • New York City Parks Department, Natural Resources Group. 1987
    • Naturalist (wrote natural history guide)
  • Greenwich Audubon Center, Greenwich, CT. 1986
    • Naturalist (summer ecology camp)

  • Smithsonian Institution, Scholarly Studies Research Grant (with Robert Fleischer), 1998-1999.
  • Smithsonian Institution, Nelson Fund (with Robert Fleischer), 1998.
  • National Science Foundation, Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 1996-1998.
  • National Science Foundation, Dissertation Improvement Grant, 1993-1996.
  • Florida Entomological Society, Research Mini-Grant, 1992.
  • Sigma Xi Scientific Society, Grant-in-Aid of Research, 1990 and 1992.
  • Explorers Club, Exploration Fund, 1991.
  • American Museum of Natural History, Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Fund, 1991.
  • Washington Biologists Field Club, Research Grant, 1991.


Shapiro, L.H. and S.J. Scheffer. in prep. Hybridization and phylogeography of the black-legged meadow katydid (Orchelimum nigripes) and handsome meadow katydid (Orchelimum pulchellum) (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) in the eastern United States.

Shapiro, L.H. and S.J. Scheffer. in prep. Host use evolution and speciation in the Phytomyza holly leaf-mining flies (Diptera: Agromyzidae).

Shapiro, L. H., S. J. Scheffer, et al. submitted. The Cocoa Pod Borer (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae: Conopomorpha cramerella (Snellen)) in Southeast Asia: genetic signature of a bottlenecked population across its range.

Shapiro, L. H., J. S. Strazanac, and G. K. Roderick. 2006. Molecular phylogeny of Banza (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae), the endemic katydids of the Hawaiian Archipelago. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 41: 53-63.t

Shapiro, L. H. 2005. Hybrids of Golden-winged and Blue-winged Warblers: more than meets the eye. Birding May/June: 278-286.

Shapiro, L. H., R.A. Canterbury, D. M. Stover, and R.C. Fleischer. 2004. Reciprocal introgression between Golden-winged Warblers (Vermivora chrysoptera) and Blue-winged Warblers (V. pinus) in eastern North America. The Auk 121: 1019-1030.

Shapiro, L. H. 2001. Asymmetric assortative mating between two hybridizing Orchelimum katydids (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae). American Midland Naturalist 145: 423-427.

Shapiro, L. H. and J. P. Dumbacher. 2001. Adenylate kinase intron 5: a new nuclear locus for avian systematics. The Auk 118: 248-255.

Shapiro, L. H. 2000. Reproductive costs to heterospecific mating between two hybridizing katydids (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 93: 440- 446.

Cabrero, J., L. H. Shapiro, and J. P. M. Camacho. 1999. Male sterility in interspecific meadow katydid hybrids. Hereditas 131: 79-82.

Shapiro, L. H. 1998. Hybridization and geographic variation in two meadow katydid contact zones. Evolution 52: 784-796.

Wray, G., J. Levinton, and L. H. Shapiro. 1996. Molecular evidence for deep pre-Cambrian divergences among metazoan phyla. Science 274: 568-573.

Shapiro, L. 1995. A new katydid for Long Island, NY: first record of Orchelimum silvaticum east of Ohio, with notes on two adventive katydids from Long Island. J. NY Entomol. Soc. 103: 114-120.

Shapiro, L. 1995. Parasitism of Orchelimum katydids (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) by Ormia lineifrons (Diptera: Tachinidae). Florida Entomologist 78: 615-616.

Futuyma, D. J. and L. H. Shapiro. 1995. Hybrid Zones [Review of Hybrid Zones and the Evolutionary Process, R. G. Harrison, ed.]. Evolution 49: 222-226.

Shapiro, L., P. Wilson, and J. Miyazaki. 1993. From Organisms to Ecosystems: A Laboratory Manual. Wm. C. Brown, Dubuque, IA. 228 pp.

Updated: 14 February, 2008

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