Sybil G. Gotsch

Sybil G. Gotsch

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Published on Jun 22, 2015

Some pictures from the field

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Published on Jun 22, 2015

Long-Term Canopy Plot Project Has Begun!

Hello Backers!! I apologize for the delay in checking in with you all but we have only recently returned to the field (Monteverde, Costa Rica). This week we have begun our Experiment.com project. W...

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Published on Oct 26, 2014

Update and Experiment.com profiles

Hello Backers!!As you all now know, we have reached our goal. My students and I can't thank you enough!We have been plugging away on data this fall that we collected this past summer. I will be pre...

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Published on Sep 22, 2014

THANK YOU!!

Thanks so much to all of our backers!! This is the 2014-2015 Gotsch Lab crew (from left to right): Alexander Darby '15, Heather Nonnemacher '17, Vanessa Duarte '16, Ken Davidson '16...

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Published on Sep 21, 2014

We made it!!!

We made our goal!!!Officially we have 89 backers but our community is much larger because many of our donations came from families and groups of friends. I am truly humbled by the swift success of ...

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Published on Sep 07, 2014

Project Update

Hello F&M Tree Climber Supporters!Since I last wrote we now have many new backers and we are now at 57% of our goal. Thank you all SO MUCH for your support!I wanted to clarify why your support ...

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Published on Aug 24, 2014

Thank you!

Hi Everyone-I just wanted to send a quick note of thanks. We have made it to 26% of our goal in just one week. I am overwhelmed by all your support! My students and I are passionate about the work ...

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Thanks to much Peggy!
Oct 02, 2014
Tree Climbing for Climate Change Research
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Thanks so much Nancy!! You are bringing us into the home stretch!
Sep 16, 2014
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Thanks!!
Sep 14, 2014
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Fantastic pitch and video! Best of luck on your campaign!
Sep 12, 2014
Can we save ash trees from the invasive emerald ash borer?
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Thank you so much Theresa and Susan! You are pulling us into the home stretch!! We all appreciate it greatly!
Sep 11, 2014
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Thanks so much Heidi. We all appreciate it!!
Sep 10, 2014
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Thanks so much for your support Randol!!!
Sep 10, 2014
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Thanks so much John!
Sep 09, 2014
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Absolutely!! Good point! We are certainly aware of longer term changes in climate throughout the history of the earth. What is concerning from our perspective is that climate has been changing in the last 40 years at our site (we have records) and is projected to change further, and quickly. Deforestation in the lowlands has heated up the air over those regions which pushes up the clouds so when the clouds reach our study site in the mountains those clouds are higher in elevation. This means that the clouds are not as much in contact with the forest as they once were and that is bad news for epiphytes. These are regional changes in land use affecting the climate of the TMCF...there are of course larger scale climate issues at play as well. Costa Rica is a tiny country with an ocean on either side so any increase in ocean temperatures will influence cloud formation and cloud base heights and will influence precipitation as well. Thanks for your support and for bringing up this important point! Sybil
Sep 08, 2014
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Thanks Jeff!
Sep 08, 2014
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Thank you so much Tom!!
Sep 08, 2014
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Thank you so much for your very generous support Jack!
Sep 08, 2014
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