Vegetation Processes

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Vegetation changes over time. A variety of concepts have been developed over 100 years of vegetation ecology research to describe that drivers of vegetation change. These conceptual understanding of what vegetation can inform our stewardship of Vegetation and Revegetation particularly in the provision of Riparian Buffering Functions and in the design of strategies like Agroforestry or Native Riverscape Agroforestry.

Potential Topics for Organizing Evidence

This is a page for exploring how to organize information about vegetation processes in a way that is useful.

  • Succession
  • Assembly and Filters
  • Stress
  • Disturbance
  • Competition
  • Stem Exclusion and Self-Pruning
  • Accelerated Succession
  • Syntropic Agroforestry


  • Grime 2001 is a second edition of a seminal text on plant strategies, vegetation processes, and ecosystem properties.