Intel ISEF Team Profile – Eleanor Lawton-Wade – ‘In hot water’

Investigating the effects of increased freshwater temperature on a number of abiotic factors, as well as on populations of phytoplankton, zooplankton and algae, Eleanor collected numerous measurements and conducted a rigorous statistical analysis of the data in order to ascertain the statistical significance of her results. She thus assessed the validity of her results and their significance for the impact of climate change on the biodiversity of freshwater environments.