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, 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!
LAB NEWS August 2017: Our research team (Sybil Gotsch, Cam Williams, Rikke Naesborg, Nalini Nadkarni and Autumn Amici (U Utah) will all be giving talks at the Ecological Society of America Conference in Portland Oregon. June 5, 2017: Gotsch presented data from the stormwater research project at the Water and Society Conference in Sevilla, Spain May 1, 2017: Our 2017 field season is underway, check out our photos March 26, 2017: F&M Tree Climbing Training has begun, check out our photos March 15, 2017: Our research was featured in Canopy Watch International's Blog January 17, 2017: Cameron Williams and Rikke Reese Næsborg join the lab for two and a half years! May 1, 2016: NSF funding of our research in Costa Rica begins, stay tuned.