This book provides an up-to-date coverage of green (vegetated) roof research, design, and management from an ecosystem perspective. It reviews, explains, and poses questions about monitoring, substrate, living components and the abiotic, biotic and cultural aspects connecting green roofs to the fields of community, landscape and urban ecology. The work contains examples of green roof venues that demonstrate the focus, level of detail, and techniques needed to understand the structure, function, and impact of these novel ecosystems. Representing a seminal compilation of research and technical knowledge about green roof ecology and how functional attributes can be enhanced, it delves to explore the next wave of evolution in green technology and defines potential paths for technological advancement and research.
Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
Number of pages: 447
Weight: 1053 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 25 mm
Edition: 2015 ed.
"Reviews green roof research, design and management from an ecosystem perspective. A book for policymakers, designers and ecologists interested in the interactions within and between green roofs and other living systems." (The Bulletin, Vol. 47 (1), March, 2016)