Ph.D., Duke University
research interests center on the biology of pelagic marine phytoplankton.
In recent years, I have focused on the distributions and abundances
of the the eukaryotic ultraplankton, on incorporation of these
minute cells into the microbial food web, and on the role of
associated bacteria on the nutrition of phytoplankton. I am
also interested in harmful algal blooms, and in the sustainable
harvesting of marine macroalgae.
I have served on the Executive Board of the National Association
of Marine Laboratories, as president of the Western Association
of Marine Laboratories and on the Editorial Board of the Journal
of Phycology. I served as a Commissioner of the South Slough
National Estuarine Research Reserve, on the Ocean Studies Board
of the National Research Council, and on several NRC Committees,
including committees to evaluate the major ocean programs, assess
the Atlantic bluefin tuna, Arctic Ocean research and supporting
facilities, and improving methods for fish stock assessment.
Currently, I am Chair and of the Continental Shelf Advisory
Committee to Mineral and Management Services of the Department
of the Interior, and Treasurer of the American Society of Limnology
Shapiro, L.P., and R.R.L. Guillard. 1986. Physiology and ecology
of the marine eukaryotic ultraplankton. In Photosynthesis in
the Sea. Eds. T. Platt and W.K.W. Li. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci.
Shapiro, L.P., and E.M. Haugen. 1988. Seasonal distribution
of Synechococcus in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Est. Coast. Shelf
Shapiro, L.P.; E.M. Haugen; and E.J. Carpenter. 1989. Occurrence
and abundance of green-fluorescing dinoflagellates in surface
waters of the Northwest Atlantic and Northeast Pacific Oceans.
J. Phycol. 25:187-191.
Shapiro, L.P.; L. Campbell; and E.M. Haugen. 1989. Immunochemical
recognition of phytoplankton species. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser.
Campbell, L.; L.P. Shapiro; and E.M. Haugen. 1993. Immunochemical
characterization of eukaryotic ultraplankton from the Atlantic
and Pacific Oceans. Jour. Plank. Res. 16:35-51.
Keller, M.D.; L.P. Shapiro; E.M. Haugen; T.L. Cuccu; E.B. Sherr;
and B.F. Sherr. 1994. Phagotrophy of fluorescently labelled
bacteria by an oceanic phytoplankter. Microb. Ecol. 28: 39-52
Fryxell, G.A., M.C. Villac and L.P. Shapiro. 1997. The occurrence
of the toxic diatom genus Pseudo-nitzschia (Bacillariophyceae)
on the West Coast of the USA, 1920-1996. Phycologia 36:419-437.
Shapiro, L.P. and L. Campbell. 1998. Immunofluorescence approaches
in the study of phytoplankton. In: Molecular Approaches to the
Study of the Ocean, K.E. Cooksey (ed.), pp. 247-258, Chapman
& Hall, London.