Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Arts
Temperature has a fundamental role in shaping numerous physiological aspects of organisms, such as growth rate, that determine an organism's performance. Due to global climate change, temperature is projected to keep increasing. As temperature increases, so does an organism’s growth rate. Also, as competition increases organisms’ growth rate decreases. While studies have examined these factors individually, no experiments have assessed the combined impact of temperature and competition on organism’s growth rates. The experiment we conducted manipulated temperature and density in order to project what will happen as a result of rising temperatures.
Pitts, Madison, "Damsels in Distress: A study of the effect of temperature on damselfly competitive interactions" (2016). Biological Sciences Undergraduate Honors Theses. 21.