Dave is currently a PhD by Research graduate student at the University of the Philippines Los Banos. He specialises in Entomology, particularly in ant taxonomy and distribution. Prior to joining the Museum, Dave taught agriculture and forestry courses at the Palawan State University.

He was also a research specialist/ program technician at the School of Forestry Resources at the University of Arkansas at Montecillo, USA where he took his MS in Forest Resources.

Dave has already co-authored 7 articles published in international journals since 2007. Dave is also an associate of the National Museum of the Philippines.

Selected Publications

General, DM and Alpert, GD. 2012. A synoptic review of the ant genera (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Philippines. ZooKeys, 200: 1-111.

General, DM and Thompson, LC. 2011. New Distributional Records of Ants in Arkansas for 2010 and Comments on Previous Records. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science, 65: 166-168.

Clouse, RM, General, DM, Diesmos, AC and Giribet, G. 2011. An old lineage of Cyphophthalmi (Opiliones) discovered on Mindanao highlights the need for biogeographical research in the Philippines. Journal of Arachnology, 39: 147-153.

Thompson, LC, General, DM and Lockhart, BR. 2010. Effects of harvesting treatments on the ant community in a Mississippi River bottomland hardwood forest in west-central Mississippi. In: Stanturf JA (editor) 2010. Proceedings of the 14th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-121, Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 614 p.

Eguchi, K, Bui, TV, General, DM and Alpert, GD. 2009. Revision of the ant genus Anillomyrma, Emery 1913 (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae: Solenopsidini). Myrmecological News, 13: 31-36.

General, DM and Thompson, LC. 2009. New distributional records of ants in Arkansas in 2008, Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science, 63: 182-184.

General, DM and Thompson, LC. 2008a. Ants of Arkansas Post National Memorial: how and where collected, Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science, 62: 52-60.

General, DM and Thompson, LC. 2008b. New distributional records of ants in Arkansas, Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science, 62: 148-150.

General, DM and Thompson, LC. 2007. Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Arkansas Post National Memorial, Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science, 61: 59-64.