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Deborah Goldberg's research investigates the processes that underlie patterns in plant community dynamics, structure, and function, combining experiments in the field, mesocosms, and greenhouse, field surveys at scales from centimeters to kilometers, and modeling to integrate results across approaches and scales. Invasive species are used as model systems to investigate basic questions in community and ecosystem ecology. Current projects include studying the relative importance of different pathways by which plants interact, with emphasis on “nontrophic” mechanisms that integrate ecosystem processes and community dynamics.