Alec Richardson, Ph.D.

Geospatial Research Lead

Serving as the Geospatial Research Lead for the VectorMap team, Dr. Alec Richardson comes to WRBU with more than 30 years of environmental, ecological, and statistical modeling experience. Dr. Richardson will be providing statistical modeling support for the development of vector species ecological niche models and statistical analyses using the VectorMap database—enhancing VectorMap's ability to generate more accurate multi-layered geospatial maps of vector-borne disease risk.

Dr. Richardson’s experience with geospatial modeling, mapping, and visualization includes the areas of: Kriging and kernel density methods; satellite remote sensing imagery processing (SeaWifs, Modis, Coastwatch, SeaWinds QuikSCAT, Pathfinder AVHRR) and IDL mapping; Matlab mapping of sea surface temperature (SST) and ocean color; avian prediction modeling with collision risk assessment; Conventional Distance Sampling (CDS) and GAM/GLM Density Surface Modeling (DSM); WindPRO Shadow Flicker modeling.

Dr. Richardson received his Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Ph.D. in Agronomy with a minor in Geosciences from Mississippi State University.


Selected Publications

Dunford JC, Estep AS, Waits CM, Richardson AG. Evaluation of the long-term efficacy of K-Othrine® PolyZone on three surfaces against laboratory reared Anopheles gambiae in semi-field conditions.  Malaria Journal. 2018; 17(1).

Waits CM, Fulcher A, Louton JE, Richardson AG.  A Comparative Analysis of Resistance Testing Methods in Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) from St. Johns County, Florida. Florida Entomologist. 2017; 100(3):571-577.

Harwood JF, Helmey WL, Turnwall BB, Justice KD, Farooq M, Richardson AG. Controlling Aedes aegypti in Cryptic Environments with Manually Carried Ultra-Low Volume and Mist Blower Pesticide Applications. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association. 2016; Supplement 32(3):217.

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