David Pecor

Museum Specialist

David Pecor is primarily responsible for curating medically important arthropod collections within the U.S. National Museum (USNM), housed at the Smithsonian Institution. His responsibilities include caring for existing specimens, acquisition of new specimens and providing access to the collections for researchers by issuing specimen loans and hosting visitors.

Mr. Pecor’s research interests include novel techniques for museum specimen digitization and exploring insights into vector ecology using museum collection data. He currently provides curatorial services for the Culicidae, Ceratopogonidae, Chironomidae, Simuliidae, Psychodidae, Chaoboridae, Corethrellidae, Hippoboscidae and Dixidae collections within the USNM.

Mr. Pecor received his Bachelor of Arts in environmental studies from University of Montana.


Selected Publications:

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.

Laporta GZ, Potter AM, Oliveira JFA, Bourke BP, Pecor DB, Linton YM. Global Distribution of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus in a Climate Change Scenario of Regional Rivalry. Insects. 2023; 14(1): 49

Celone M, Pecor DB, Potter A, Richardson A, Dunford J, Pollett S. An Ecological Niche Model to Predict the Geographic Distribution of Haemagogus janthinomys, Dyar, 1921 a Yellow Fever and Mayaro Virus Vector, in South America. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2022; 16(7): e0010564

Sames WJ, Pecor DB, Allen BB. Haemagogus equinus in Kinney County, Texas. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association. 2023; 39(1), 45-47.

Fereidouni M, Apanaskevich DA, Pecor DB, Pshenichnaya NY, Abuova GN, Tishkova FH, ...  Keshtkar-Jahromi M. Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus in Central, Eastern, and South-eastern Asia. Virologica Sinica. 2023; 38(2): 171-183.

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