Volume 4: December 2006
Green Roofs and Biodiversity
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Guest Editor's Introduction
Until recently, the design of green roofs was based almost entirely on engineering considerations. Much has been written about how extensive green roofs—those that are grown on a shallow substrate and require little irrigation or other maintenance—affect building performance, especially energy consumption and storm-water retention. More...
Long-Term Vegetation Research on Two Extensive Green Roofs in Berlin
University of Applied Sciences Neubrandenburg, Brodaer Str. 2, 17041 Neubrandenburg, Germany
Space for Urban Wildlife: Designing Green Roofs as Habitats in Switzerland
University of Applied Sciences Wädenswil (HSW), Grüental, Postfach 335, CH 8820 Wädenswil, Switzerland
Ground-Nesting Birds on Green Roofs in Switzerland: Preliminary Observations
University of Applied Sciences Wädenswil, Dept. of Natural Resources Sciences Green Roof Competence Centre, Grüental, Postfach 335, 8820 Wädenswil, Switzerland
Extensive Green Roofs in London
EcoSchemes Ltd, Unit 1, Coombe Lane, Axminster, EX13 5AS, U.K.
Rare Invertebrates Colonizing Green Roofs in London
Royal Holloway University of London, Biological Sciences, 4 West Heath Drive, London NW11 7QH U.K.
Green Roofs and Facades: A Habitat Template Approach
Jeremy T. Lundholm
Saint Mary's University, Department of Biology/Environmental Studies Program, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3C3 Canada
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The Floristic Composition and Community Structure of the Forest Park Woodland, Queens County, New York
Carsten W. Glaeser
City University of New York, Herbert H. Lehman College, Department of Biological Sciences, 250 Bedford Park Blvd., Bronx, NY 10468
Short-Tailed Shrews (Blarina brevicauda) Exhibit Unusual Behavior in an Urban Environment
Virgil Brack Jr.
Indiana State University, Department of Ecology and Organismal Biology, Terre Haute, Indiana 47089
Habitat Observations of Geum vernum in Kings Point Park, Long Island, and a Discussion of the Species' Potential Invasiveness in New York State
Andrew M. Greller,¹ Virginia Dankel,² and David C. Locke³
¹ Queens College, Biology Department, Queens College, CUNY, Flushing, New York 11367
² c/o BOCES of Nassau County, 2850 North Jerusalem Road, Wantagh, New York 11554
³ Queens College, Chemistry Department, Queens College, CUNY, Flushing, New York 11367
Skinny Streets and Green Neighborhoods: Design for Environment and Community by Cynthia Girling and Ronald Kellett
Photo: Extensive green roof on a private residence in London, England. © Gary Grant