Date of Graduation


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Biological Sciences


Siepielski, Adam

Committee Member/Reader

Rapert, Molly

Committee Member/Second Reader

Walker, James

Committee Member/Third Reader

Irish, Shawn


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.

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