Margaret Skinner

My research activities deal primarily with different aspects of integrated pest management (IPM). IPM is an ecological approach to managing agricultural pest problems using multiple compatible tactics, including sanitation, survey and detection, biological control, trap cropping and chemical control. Chemical pesticides are used as a last resort, when other options fail to maintain pests below economically damaging levels.



Daher, S., Y. Abou Jawdeh, M. Haider, A. Abou Haidar, B. Parker, M. Skinner & I. P. Saoud. 2019. Integrating Agriculture with Aquaculture and Biological Pest Management- Does it Work? World Aquaculture, December: 58-61.

Trissi, A.N., M. El-Bouhssini, M. Skinner & B.L. Parker. 2019. Sublethal effect of Beauveria bassiana on feeding and fecundity of the sunn pest, Eurygaster integriceps Puton (Hemiptera: Scutelleridae). Bulletin OEPP/EPPO 8 pp.

Skinner, M., B.L. Parker & C.F. Sullivan. 2019. Chapter 31. Integrated Pest Management in Greenhouse and Other Protected Cultivation Systems. In: Current and Future Developments in IPM; Eds: M. Kogan & L. Higley, Burleigh Dodds Science Publ. Cambridge, UK.

Skinner, M., J. Rubin, J. Gorres & B.L. Parker. 2018. Do invasive worms threaten Northeast Maple Forests? Maple Syrup Digest. Vol. 57.

Awards and Recognition

Leadership Award for Service to our Urban Forest
Finalist for the Green Mountain Environmental Leadership Award in the category “What a Great Idea”

Associations and Affiliations

National Science Advisory Committee for Asian Longhorned Beetle

Adjunct Faculty, Biology Department, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

UVM Extension

Branch Out Burlington!

UVM Plant Diagnostic Laboratory

UVM Extension Master Gardener Program


Margaret Skinner

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Integrated Pest Management, Biological Control, Saffron Production, Insect Pest Identification



  • Ph.D. Entomology, University of Vermont 1993
  • M.S. Entomology, University of Vermont 1987
  • B.A. Sociology, Ohio Wesleyan University 1972


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