David Pecor, B.S.

Research Technician

David Pecor is part of a team managing an interactive disease vector mapping website (vectormap.si.edu) while also curating specimens of the National arthropod collections housed at the Smithsonian Institution (NMNH). This team preserves valuable data associated with museum specimens, scientific literature and ongoing field collections to inform vector borne disease risk mitigation strategies.

Mr. Pecor’s research interests include digitization of museum specimens and exploring insights into vector ecology using Geographic Information Systems. He currently provides curatorial services for the Culicidae, Ceratopogonidae, Chironomidae, Simuliidae, Psychodidae, Chaoboridae, Corethrellidae, Hippoboscidae and Dixidae collections within the NMNH.

Mr. Pecor received his Bachelor of Science in environmental science from University of Montana.


Selected Publications:

Blair PW, Kuhn JH, Pecor DB, Apanaskevich DA, Kortepeter MG, et al. An emerging biothreat: Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus in southern and western Asia. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2019;100(1): 16-23.

Foley DH, Pecor DB. An Excel Spreadsheet Tool for Exploring the Seasonality of Aedes Vector Hazard for User-Specified Administrative Regions of Brazil. US Army Medical Department Journal. 2018; (1-18): 22-28.

Pecor DB, Foley DH, Potter A. Mosquito Surveillance Conducted by US Military Personnel in the Aftermath of the Nuclear Explosion at Nagasaki, Japan, 1945. US Army Medical Department Journal. 2018;(1-18): 8-13.

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