Dr. Lee Shapiro
Biosecurity Consultant, Ecologist, Principal
Tel: +64 9 359 5248
Doctor of Philosophy, Ecology, Lincoln University
Master of Science, Ecology (Hons, 1st), Massey University
Bachelor of Science, Zoology, Massey University
Member of the New Zealand Biosecurity Institute
Member of the New Zealand Ecological Society
Lee Shapiro is an ecologist with over 10 years’ experience working on a diverse range of applied and research based ecological and biosecurity focused projects, including vertebrate pest management, avian surveys and restoration projects.
Prior to joining Boffa Miskell in 2016, Lee was the Research Director for Connovation Ltd. He was responsible for the research and development of tools and methodologies for the control of invasive vertebrate pest species, both critical for the protection and enhancement of native biodiversity. These include novel techniques for tracking native and introduced fauna, as well as the development of low residue toxins and predator toxins. As part of this work Lee has appeared as an expert at public hearings.
Lee has experience in assessments and monitoring for a range of avian species in coastal, forest and wetland ecosystems. Lee has also prepared plans for the restoration of ecosystems in conjunction with pest control activities.