Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (BS)
College of Science
Eric T. Koepfler
This study looks at Periwinkle climbing behavior in Murrell's Inlet, South Carolina during the fall season (September thru October). Studies were performed in field to determine if there was a gradient between stem and sediment temperatures and how they related to snail height in the cooler months of fall. A laboratory experiment was set up to determine if differential climbing occurred between heated snails, room temperature snails, and room temperature snails placed on heated sediments.
Gawera, Erin, "Up and Down: How Temperature Affects Vertical Position of the Salt Marsh Snail, Littorina irrorata, on Salt Marsh Cordgrass" (2000). Honors Theses. 212.