Meriam Karlsson

Department Chair, Professor of Horticulture


Contact information:
Phone: 907-474-7005
Fax: 907-474-1538
Location: 240 Arctic Health Research Building

Curriculum vitae:
B.S., 1979, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
M.S., 1984, Michigan State University
PhD, 1987, Michigan State University

NRM106 - Introduction to Natural Resources Management
NRM211 - Introduction to Applied Plant Science

Research interests:

  • The research is concentrated on environmental plant physiology as it applies to commercial horticulture at high latitudes. Special attention is placed on understanding relationships of temperature, light and environmental conditions for whole plant development, growth, morphology and flowering. Guidelines and protocols are developed for the implementation of the physiological findings to optimize, improve and support efficient crop production in greenhouse, modified or controlled environments.

Current research programs:

  1. Berry research, AK. USDA-CSREES, 2003-2005,
  2. Innovative use of natural and supplemental light for high latitude crop production. USDA-Hatch. 2000-2005
  3. The Good agricultural practices (GAP) program. USDA-CSREES and the USFDA. 2002-2005

Examples of publications:
Karlsson, M. and J. Werner. 2003. German primrose has a fresh new look. Greenhouse Product News 13(11): (in press)

Karlsson, M. and J. Werner. 2003. Cold requirements for flowering of forget-me-not. International Society of Horticultural Science. Acta Horticulturae 624:223-227.

Karlsson, M. and J. Werner. 2003. Lighting effects on black-eyed Susan. Greenhouse Product News 13(9):36, 38, 40.

Karlsson, M. 2003. Dye plants and dyeing. Published book review. HortTechnology 13:579. Karlsson, M. 2003. Flowering poppy anemones. Greenhouse Product News 13(3):36, 38, 40-42.

Karlsson, M. 2003. Producing ravishing ranunculus. Greenhouse Product News 13(1):44, 46-48.

Karlsson, M.G. and J.W. Werner. 2002. Flowering of Primula malacoides in response to photoperiod and temperature. Scientia Horticulturae 95:351-356.

Karlsson, M.G. 2002. Flower formation in Primula vulgaris is affected by temperature, photoperiod and daily light integral. Scientia Horticulturae 95:99-110.

Karlsson, M.G. and J.W. Werner. 2002. Photoperiod and temperature affect flowering in German primrose. HortTechnology 12(2):217-219.

Karlsson, M. and J. Werner. 2002. Raspberries: a new greenhouse crop opportunity. Greenhouse Product News 12(10):36, 38-41.

Karlsson, M. 2002. Primula, an all time favorite. Greenhouse Product News 12(8):34, 36, 38, 40, 42-43. 

Karlsson, M. 2002. Heirloom flower gardens, rediscovering and designing with classic ornamentals. Published book review. HortTechnology 12(3):520.

Karlsson, M. 2002. Forget-me-not as a potted plant. Greenhouse Product News 12(5):32, 34, 35. 

Karlsson, M. 2002. The Himalayan garden, growing plants from the roof of the world. Published book review. HortTechnology 12(2):306-307.

Karlsson, M.G. 2001. Primula culture and production, a comprehensive crop report. HortTechnology 11(4):627-635.

Karlsson, M.G. and J.W. Werner. 2001. Temperature after flower initiation affects morphology and flowering of cyclamen. Scientia Horticulturae 91(3-4):357-363.

Karlsson, M.G. and J.W. Werner. 2001. Temperature affects leaf unfolding rate and flowering in cyclamen. HortScience 36:292-294.

Karlsson, M. 2001. Primula is still a cool crop. Ohio Florists’ Association Bulletin Number 863:8-9. 

Karlsson, M. 2001. Black-eyed Susan: a novelty potted plant. Greenhouse Product News 11(11):30, 31, 32, 34, 36.

Karlsson, M. 2001. New types and selections make cyclamen a versatile cool season crop. Ohio Florists’ Association Bulletin Number 862:13-15.

Karlsson, M. 2001. From boutonnieres to bedding plants, production of seed-propagated dwarf carnations. Greenhouse Product News 11(4):52-55.

Karlsson, M. 2001. Recent findings may make you rethink cyclamen. Greenhouse Product News 11(3):22-24.

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