Arrested Succession in European Forest: How can this happen?

The first video podcast from 2018 is dedicated to arrested succession in European forest, an interesting topic developed by Timothy Thrippleton in his recent paper published in Journal of Ecology entitled ‘Herbaceous competition and browsing may induce arrested succession in central European forests‘. Watch the video to understand how interactive effects of herbaceous plant biomass, browsing pressure and drought determine arrested forest succession!

Timothy’s video can also be found on the Journal of Ecology YouTube channel (English subtitles available).



Timothy Thrippleton is interested in understanding the processes that drive the long-term dynamics of forest ecosystems. In particular, his research focuses on the role of vegetation interactions between the herbaceous understorey and trees under the influence of changing climate and disturbance regimes, using dynamic vegetation models. Timothy is currently a post-doctoral researcher and the chair of Forest Ecology at ETH Zurich.


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