Exploring lab techniques and methods for measuring cutaneous resistance to water loss (CWL) in anurans

As this topic has already been thoroughly explored from numerous angles with many different species of amphibians, the success of this project will not be evaluated based on whether or not any novel discoveries are made, or evidence in support of a particular hypothesis is found. Instead, success will be determined based on understanding or the specific methodology that is used to measure cutaneous resistance to evaporative water loss. This entails collecting applicable literature, identifying critical laboratory techniques for measuring CWL, and conducting research in an ethical manner that prioritizes the safety and longevity of the organisms being studied.
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Abstract/Description: As this topic has already been thoroughly explored from numerous angles with many different species of amphibians, the success of this project will not be evaluated based on whether or not any novel discoveries are made, or evidence in support of a particular hypothesis is found. Instead, success will be determined based on understanding or the specific methodology that is used to measure cutaneous resistance to evaporative water loss. This entails collecting applicable literature, identifying critical laboratory techniques for measuring CWL, and conducting research in an ethical manner that prioritizes the safety and longevity of the organisms being studied.
Subject(s): Undergraduate Research
CWL
laboratory techniques
research ethics