Dr. Lee Shapiro
Biosecurity Consultant, Ecologist, Principal

Contact details:

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

About Lee

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.