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Milionia incredula
_Milionia incredula Inoue _(Geometridae))

Dave Pollock, Museum Specialist

  • Phone:   202-633-0811
  • Fax:   202-786-3141
  • E-mail Address: pollockd@si.edu  
  • Mailing Address:
    Smithsonian Institution
    PO Box 37012, MRC 105
    Washington, DC 20013-7012

  • Shipping Address:
    Smithsonian Institution
    National Museum of Natural History
    10th & Constitution NW
    Washington, DC 20560-0105

  • Education:

    BS Texas State University, San Marcos
    MS Mississippi State University, Starkville

Dave Pollock

Duties and Interests:

As a museum specialist I provide research support for Dr. Scott Miller. My primary duties are to image and dissect Geometridae: Lepidoptera type specimens from the Papua New Guinea region at The Natural History Museum in London. My duties include locating and positively identifying the type specimens in the collections; examining specimens and conducting dissections; micro-dissection and specialized mounting of specimens for microscopic analysis; selection and sampling of specimens for DNA analysis; microphotography of specimens using digital imaging equipment; coordination with other specialists and conducting literature searches and library research. I am also in charge of recording specimen data in a Microsoft Access database.

Publications:

Holloway, J. D., S. E. Miller, D. M. Pollock, L. Helgen, & K. Darrow. 2009. GONGED (Geometridae of New Guinea Electronic Database): a progress
report on development of an online facility of images. Pp. 122-123 In: Hausmann, A. (ed.): Proceedings of the fifth Forum Herbulot 2008. Global strategies for plotting geometrid biodiversity in web-based databases (Munich, ZSM, 24-28 June 2008). Spixiana 32:122-123

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