Member since: November 14, 2011
We are an interdisciplinary group of canopy scientists that eat, breath, sleep, and dream about cloud forests:
Greg Goldsmith is a graduate student in tropical plant ecology at the University of California, Berkeley, where his research is focused on understanding how tropical montane cloud forest plants are responding to climate change. Goldsmith is the co-founder of an educational website dedicated to teaching K-12 earth and life sciences from the perspective of the cloud forest. When he is not out staring at trees, he enjoys being in the kitchen and getting out on his bicycle.
More information: www.canopyintheclouds.com
Kimberly Sheldon is a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Utah. Her research goals are to understand the patterns and processes that determine the distribution of species and to use that knowledge to predict the impacts of climate change on ecological communities. When not doing research, Kimberly enjoys rock climbing and backpacking. Her favorite place in the world is the Andean cloud forests of South America.
More information: www.biogeographyresearch.org
Sybil Gotsch is an assistant professor of biology at Franklin and Marshall College. Sybil has conducted research in many tropical habitats throughout Latin America to understand how tropical forests are affected by climate change. In the last few years she has fallen in love with cloud forests. In Monteverde, Sybil will be establishing a long-term research program to study how clouds impact epiphytes (plants that live on other plants) and the importance of epiphytes to the community at large. Sybil’s happiest moments are spent climbing trees both for work and fun.