BS Biology-Honors Thesis Project (Aquatic Toxicology)

BS Biology-Honors Thesis Project (Aquatic Toxicology)

“The effect of caffeine and paraxanthine on the growth, mobility, fecundity, and mortality of a freshwater snail, Physa acuta” (08/2013 – 05/2015)

• Demonstrated that caffeine and paraxanthine are inversely correlated with snail fecundity

• Further examined respiration rates of bacteria when exposed to stimulants to develop a broader understanding of P. acuta’s environment