Research in the Gotsch lab is focused on water, specifically we study the ability of plants to function under water limitation and measure the movement and storage of water through plant communities. We conduct our research in ecosystems that are experiencing changes in precipitation patterns because we are interested in understanding the effect that changes in climate will have on these habitats. While the majority of our current research efforts are focused on understanding how decreases in water availability will affect the tropical montane cloud forest ecosystem, we have recently started exploring a local water-related environmental challenge, the mitigation of stormwater runoff, This website contains descriptions (and accompanying photo galleries) of our current research and Dr Gotsch's teaching efforts. If you would like additional information, Dr Gotsch's email is on the people page. Thanks for visiting!