David Pecor is a researcher at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and the Walter Reed Biosystematics Unit (WRBU). He is part of a team who curates the National Mosquito Collection. David also works on the VectorMap project, an online repository for arthropod collection data, ecological niche models and other map layers related to vector ecology. David works directly with members of the U.S. military to preserve specimens and data associated with entomological surveillance efforts around the world. David graduated from the University of Montana in 2010 and worked as a freelance journalist before joining the WRBU team.
The National Mosquito Collection provides invaluable insight into how species behave and how scientists can detect them before they spread disease.