Karen Samis



NameKaren Samis
PositionFaculty Member
Phone(902) 620-5133
BuildingDuffy Science Centre 435

Research Interests

  •  Evolution across geographic range
  • Molecular and ecological genetics of local adaptation
  • Plant adaptations to their environments
  • The effects of hybridization on endangered species


Infrastructure funding for evolutionary and ecological genetic laboratory
  • Leaders Opportunity Fund
  • Canada Foundation for Innovation
Genetic variation in natural populations of a coastal beach plant on Prince Edward Island
  • New Scholars Grant
  • University of Prince Edward Island

Other Scholars in Biology


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Broad geographic covariation between floral traits and the mating system in Camissoniopsis cheiranthifolia (Onagraceae)Dart, Sara R.; Samis, Karen E.; Austen, Emily; Eckert, Christopher G.
Longitudinal trends in climate drive flowering time clines in North American Arabidopsis thalianaSamis, Karen E.; Murren, Courtney J.; Bossdorf, Oliver; Donohue, Kathleen; Fenster, Charles B.; Malmberg, Russell L.; Purugganan, Michael D.; Stinchcombe, John R.
Are Species' Range Limits Simply Niche Limits Writ Large? Hargreaves, Anna L.; Samis, , Karen E.; Eckert, Christopher G.
Microsatellite primers for Camissoniopsis cheiranthifolia (Onagraceae) and cross-amplification in related speciesLópez-Villalobos, Adriana; Samis, Karen E.; Eckert, Christopher G.
Enhanced storage organ production in plantsMcKersie, Bryan D.; Bowley, Stephen R.; Jones, Kim S.; Samis, Karen
Discordant longitudinal clines in flowering time and phytochrome C in Arabidopsis thalianaSamis, Karen E.; Heath, Katy D.; Stinchcombe, John R.
Genetic variation across species' geographical rangesEckert, C. G.; Samis, K. E.; Lougheed, S. C.
Ecological correlates of fitness across the northern geographic range limit of a Pacific Coast dune plantSamis, Karen E.; Eckert, Christopher G.
Testing the abundant center model using range-wide demographic surveys of two coastal dune plantsSamis, Karen E.; Eckert, Christophe-R G.
Pyramiding Mn-superoxide dismutase transgenes to improve persistence and biomass production in alfalfaSamis, Karen; Bowley, Stephen; McKersie, Bryan
Increased seed dispersal potential towards geographic range limits in a Pacific coast dune plantDarling, Emily; Samis, Karen E.; Eckert, Christopher G.

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