Arthur M. Shapiro

Arthur Shapiro

Position Title
Distinguished Professor Emeritus

  • Evolution and Ecology
6347 Storer Hall

Research Interests

Evolution, ecology, phylogeny, and biogeography of the pierid butterflies. Evolution of seasonality. Insect-host plant interactions. Phenotypic plasticity and canalization. Biogeography of the Andean region and Patagonia. History and philosophy of biology, especially the creation-evolution question.

Center Affiliations

Graduate Program Affiliations

Education and Degree(s)
  • 1966 B.A. in Biology, University of Pennsylvania
  • 1970 Ph.D. in Entomology, Cornell University
  • Gompert,Z., C.C.Nice, J.A.Fordyce, M.L.Forister and A.M.Shapiro.2006. Identifying units for conservation using molecular taxonomy: the cautionary tale of the Karner Blue butterfly. Molecular Ecology 15: 1759- 1768.
  • Gompert,Z., J.A. Fordyce, M.L.Forister, A.M. Shapiro and C.C. Nice. 2006. Homoploid hybrid speciation in an extreme habitat. Science 314: 1923-1925.
  • Oliver, J.C. and A.M. Shapiro. 2007. Genetic isolation and cryptic variation within the Lycaena xanthoides species-group (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Molecular Ecology 16: 4308-4320.
  • Shapiro, A.M., M.L. Forister and J.A. Fordyce. 2007. Extreme high-altitude Asian and Andean Pierid butterflies are not each others' closest relatives. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 39: 137-142.
  • Shapiro, A.M. and T.D. Manolis. 2007. Field Guide to the Butterflies of the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento Valley Regions. California Natural History Guides, University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles. 346 pp.