Samantha King

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Samantha King headshot

Sam is a PhD student in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department. As a marine biologist living in the desert, she conducts her research in the aquaria systems and ocean at the Biosphere 2. She investigates the effects of climate change on corals and their symbionts, how coral-symbiont interactions influences the coral’s ability to cope with climate change, and how these small-scale interactions ultimately affect the function and composition of the coral reef ecosystem. Sam uses her research to inform conservation and restoration to help save these vulnerable habitats. Prior to attending the University of Arizona, she received a BS in Biology from the University of Central Florida and a MS in Marine Biology at Nova Southeastern University.


Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation

College of Engineering 

College of Science Galileo Circle

Graduate College

Arizona Institute for Resilience

Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment & Social Justice

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences