Dr. Renée Marchin Prokopavicius’ research aims to improve predictions of the effects of climate change on terrestrial and urban ecosystems. Two global changes that affect plant productivity are increasing temperature and drought. She primarily use ecophysiological approaches to understand how plant traits determine which species or genotypes succeed in changing environments. Her research has focused on plant functional traits related to water relations and growth, such as phenology, stomatal conductance, and photosynthesis. She has worked in a diverse range of terrestrial ecosystems, from temperate forests to subalpine grasslands, and from agricultural cropping systems to urban forests.