Graham Sustainability Institute

Deborah Goldberg

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Elzada U Clover Collegiate Professor
Chair, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Literature, Science, & Arts
    • Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

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.


The affiliations listed below show engagement with the Graham Sustainability Institute.

  • Education Programs
    • Dow Programs
      • Distinguished Faculty Fellow
    • Reviewer
  • Emerging Opportunities
    • Catalyst Grants
      • Team Member
    • Transformation Grants
      • Reviewer
    • Integrated Assessments
      • International IA
        • Reviewer
  • General
    • Executive Committee Member
    • Graham Staff
  • Water Center
    • Freshwater
      • GL Leveraging Grants
        • Grant Recipient
      • U-M Large Grants
        • Review Panelist