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Ecological Studies

Green Roof Ecosystems

Editors: Sutton, Richard K (Ed.)

  • Represents an informed and progressive way of approaching our environmental response to urban design
  • Makes a compelling case that the long-term health and viability of our communities depend upon highly functioning green roof ecologies that connect green spaces to create a resilient tapestry of natural diversity spanning the urban landscape
  • Invaluable reference for policy makers, ecologists, biologists and more, who wish to implement ecologically conscious green roofs
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Richard K. Sutton is a Professor in the Department of Agriculture and Agronomy at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His areas of focus include ornamental horticulture, landscape ecology, and the design program in landscape architecture.

Reviews

“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)


Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction to Green Roof Ecosystems

    Sutton, Dr. Richard K., PLA, FASLA, GRP

    Pages 1-25

  • Monitoring Abiotic Inputs and Outputs

    Skabelund, Lee R. (et al.)

    Pages 27-62

  • Climates and Microclimates: Challenges for Extensive Green Roof Design in Hot Climates

    Simmons, Mark T.

    Pages 63-80

  • Water Through Green Roofs

    Lambrinos, Dr. John G.

    Pages 81-105

  • Nutrient Cycling in Green Roof Ecosystems

    Buffam, Asst. Prof. Dr. Ishi (et al.)

    Pages 107-137

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-14983-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-14982-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35443-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Green Roof Ecosystems
Editors
  • Richard K Sutton
Series Title
Ecological Studies
Series Volume
223
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-14983-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-14983-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-14982-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35443-9
Series ISSN
0070-8356
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 447
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations, 78 illustrations in colour
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