Co-Recipient of The Dr. James R. Chen Award in Understanding People Using Technology, for the presentation of Teaching with a Visual Tree of Life, May 2005.

Recipient of NSF-funded student stipend award to attend the 2004 Taxonomic Databases Working Group Annual Meeting in Christchurch, New Zealand. 11-17 October 2004.

Posters and Presentations

Invited presenter at the Human Computer Interaction Laboratory's workshop on Biodiversity Informatics, University of Maryland, June 2005.

Visualizing the Tree of Life: Sharing the Results of CIPRES and the NSF Tree of Life Initiative With All Target Audiences. Poster by R. Shapley and B. Mishler at the First CIPRES all-Hands Meeting in San Diego, California, USA. 28-31 January 2005.

Popular Articles

Shapley, Rebecca. "Assembling the Tree of Life edited by Joel Cracraft and Michael J Donoghue" Books section, New Scientist. 19 March 2005, pp. 52.

Shapley, Rebecca. “Guyanese villagers discover bats: Surveying for bats in remote regions of Guyana, South AmericaBats  (Newsletter of Bat Conservation International). 19(2):3 Summer 2001.

Shapley, Rebecca. “Canopy women,” Opinion/Books section, New Scientist. 10 July 1999, pp 52-53.

Scientific Publications

In Press

Adrian A. Barnett, Erica Sampião, Rebecca L. Shapley, Erik Fischer, Bernardo Rodriguez-H & Elisabeth Kelko. Bats of Jaú National Park, Amazonas, Brazil: a preliminary inventory. Acta Chiropterologica.


Silver S., Ostro L., Barnett A.A., Shapley R. L., & Marsh, L. Mammals of the Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Reserve, Belize: results of a recent survey and the consequences of 15 years of protection. to Vida Silvestre Neotropical.

Published 2005

Rebecca L. Shapley, Don E. Wilson, Adrian Warren & Adrian A. Barnett. The bats of the Potaro Plateau, western Guyana. Mammalia 69: 375-394.

Barnett A.A., de Castilho C.V., Shapley, R.L. & Anicácio A. Diet, habitat selection and natural history of Cacajao melanocephalus ouakary, in Jaú National Park, Brazil. International Journal of Primatology 26(4): 961-981

Published 2004

Adrian A. Barnett, Rebecca L. Shapley & Laurie B. Shapley. An unusual day roost of Rhynchoncyteris naso (Emballonuridae). Bat Research News 45:3 (Fall 2004) pp. 88-89

Published 2002

Barnett A. A., Borges S., de Castilho C.V., Neri F. & Shapley R. L.. 2002. Primates of the Parque Nacional do Jaú, Amazonas, Brazil. Neotropical Primates. 10:65-70

Adrian Barnett, Rebecca Shapley, Paul Benjamin, Everton Henry & Michael McGarrill. Birds of the Potaro Plateau, with eight new species for Guyana. Cotinga. 18:19-36

Published 2001

Barnett A.A.,Shapley R.L.& Engstrom M. 2001. Records of the bushdog Speothos venaticus (Lund, 1842) from Guyana. Mammalia.  65:232-237

Shapley R.L., Barnett A.A., Henry E., Benjamin P. & McGarrill M. 2001. A portable mist-netting system for the tropics, and a useful handling technique. Bat Research News 42:3-8.

Published 2000

Barnett A.A., Read N., Scurlock J., Low C., Norris H. & Shapley R. Ecology of rodent communities in agricultural habitats in eastern Sierra Leone: cocoa groves as forest refugia. Tropical Ecology 41:127-142.

Barnett A.A.,Shapley R., Lehman S., Mayor M., Henry E., Benjamin P., McGarrill M. & Nagala R. Primate records from western Guyana, including the first record of Cebus albifrons east of the Rio Branco, Brazil. Neotropical Primates 8:35-40.

Barnett A.A., Shapley R., Henry E., Benjamin P., McGarrill M. & Nagala R. 2000. Results of a short survey of primates on the Potaro Plateau, Guyana. Primate Eye 70: 23-28.

Barnett A.A., Shapley R., Lehman S, Henry E. & Benjamin P. 2000. Records of the giant otter, Pteroneura brasiliensis, from Guyana. IUCN/SSC Otter Specialist Group Bulletin 17: 65-74.

Unpublished Reports

Shapley, Rebecca L. 2004. Assessing parallel coordinates visualizations for pre-statistical exploration of biological systematics data.

Shapley, Rebecca L. 2004. An analysis of Metachromism within the phylogeny ofthe Neotropical primate genus Alouatta, the howler monkeys. Final project report for Integrated Biology 200A, U.C. Berkeley, Spring 2004.

Shapley, R.L. 2000. Preliminary Results of a Technical Visit to Survey the Bat Species Present in Jaú National Park, Amazonas, Brazil. No. 3 of the Igapó Study Project Report Series. Unpublished report to Fundação Vitória Amazônica & IBAMA, Manaus; Bat Conservation International, TX.

Barnett, Adrian & Rebecca Shapley. 1999. The Final Report of the Potaro Plateau Zoological Expedition.  Unpublished Report to the Environmental Protection Agency, Guyana; Royal Geographical Society, London; and the International Otter Survival Fund. October. 

Silver, Scott; Linde Ostro, Adrian Barnett, Rebecca Shapley, Laura Marsh, Bruce Miller & Caroline Miller. Results of the 1999 WCS Mammal Survey of the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, Belize. Unpublished report to the Wildlife Conservation Society.