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Michael J. Skvarla

  • Insect Identification Lab Director
  • Extension Educator
Michael J. Skvarla
543 Agricultural Science & Industries (ASI) Bldg.
University Park, PA 16802
Work Phone: 814-865-3256

Areas of Expertise

  • Arthropod identification
  • Arthropod survey, collection, and biodiversity
  • Soil arthropods, with particular emphasis on forest leaf litter
  • Acarology, with particular emphasis on Prostigmata and Cunaxidae

Education

  1. Ph.D., 2015, University of Arkansas, Department of Entomology, Fayetteville, AR, Doctoral Academy Fellow
  2. M.S., 2011, University of Arkansas, Department of Entomology, Fayetteville, AR
  3. B.S., 2008. Purdue University, Department of Entomology, West Lafayette, IN
  • Postdoctoral scholar, February 2017–April 2017
  • USDA-ARS Systematic Entomology Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
    Postdoctoral scholar, January 2016–January 2017
  • Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, stationed at USDA-ARS Systematic Entomology Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.