Christine Thuring, Nigel Dunnett, et al.

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Data for the PhD thesis: Thuring, Christine (2015) Ecological dynamics on old extensive green roofs: vegetation and substrates > twenty years since installation. PhD thesis, University of Sheffield. http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/11788. Extensive green roof (EGR) technology has become a popular ecological intervention for towns and cities around the world in recent years. Much is known about EGR engineered performance, but little work has studied green roofs as “novel ecosystems” subject to the laws of nature. Since roof access is typically difficult to attain, this was a unique opportunity to develop methods and gain preliminary insights into how the vegetation and substrates of commercial EGR systems develop over time. Nine of the oldest EGRs in the world (at least twenty years...
Landscape ecology
Other built environment and design not elsewhere classified
Ecosystem function
Soil sciences not elsewhere classified
Population ecology
Plant biology not elsewhere classified
Terrestrial ecology
Environmental engineering not elsewhere classified
extensive green roof
vegetation dynamics
floristic diversity
CSR theory
functional composition
long-term perspective
urban ecology
soi organic content
soil pH
adaptive strategies
natural succession
Stuttgart Germany
Landscape Ecology
Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified
Ecosystem Function
Soil Science
Population Ecology
Plant Biology not elsewhere classified
Terrestrial Ecology
Environmental Engineering not elsewhere classified

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