Green Roof Ecosystems by Richard K. Sutton (eds.)

By Richard K. Sutton (eds.)

This e-book presents an up to date insurance of eco-friendly (vegetated) roof examine, layout, and administration from an surroundings point of view. It stories, explains, and poses questions about tracking, substrate, residing parts and the abiotic, biotic and cultural points connecting eco-friendly roofs to the fields of neighborhood, panorama and concrete ecology. The paintings comprises examples of eco-friendly roof venues that reveal the focal point, point of element, and strategies had to comprehend the constitution, functionality, and influence of those novel ecosystems. Representing a seminal compilation of study and technical wisdom approximately eco-friendly roof ecology and the way useful attributes will be better, it delves to discover the subsequent wave of evolution in eco-friendly know-how and defines power paths for technological development and research.

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Environ Pollut 159(8–9):2100– 2110 Rowe DB, Getter K, Durhman A (2012) Effect of green roof media depth on Crassulacean plant succession over seven years. Landsc Urban Plan 104(3–4):310–319 Sayed OH et al (1994) Growth, water relations, and CAM induction in Sedum album in response to water stress. Biol Plant 36(3):383–388 1 Introduction to Green Roof Ecosystems 25 Schrader S, Böning M (2006) Soil formation on green roofs and its contribution to urban biodiversity with emphasis on Collembolans. Pedobiologia 50:347–356 Schroll E, Lambrinos J, Righetti T, Sandrock D (2011) The role of vegetation in regulating stormwater runoff from green roofs in a winter rainfall climate.

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Chapter 7 Green roofs provide a number of ecosystem services such as the provision of habitats for organisms residing in and migrating throughout the city that have only recently been studied and documented. Microorganisms such as fungi and bacteria have been found to be diverse and abundant components to green roof substrate and may contribute to some of the other benefits green roofs provide such as the removal of organic pollutants from precipitation, recycle organic detritus, and help create soil structure.

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