Samantha Burke

PhD Candidate

Phenotypic plasticity and aging in a changing world

My research focuses on the impact of climate change on marine organisms with connections to phenotypic plasticity and ageing. Using meta-analyses and secondary synthesis, my PhD will examine how phenotypic plasticity may influence organisms’ responses to climate change, and in turn, how climate change may influence an organism’s plasticity.





Bemis, KE, SM Burke, CA St. John, EJ Hilton, & WE Bemis. 2019. Tooth development and replacement in the Atlantic Cutlassfish, Trichiurus lepturus, with comparisons to other Scombroidei. Journal of Morphology 280(1): 78-94.


Areas of Expertise

Areas of Expertise

Climate change, meta-analysis, ecology, evolutionary biology