One of the many benefits of green and vegetated roofs is associated with the role they play in promoting ecology, biodiversity and wildlife. The inclusion of more green and vegetated spaces, particularly within urban areas, increases the potential for wildlife in the form of plants, insects and birds to find suitable habitats. The following papers relate to ecology, biodiversity and wildlife.
Dunnett, N. P. (2006) Green roofs for biodiversity: reconciling aesthetics with ecology. p. 221-236. In Proc. of 4th North American Green Roof Conference: Greening Rooftops for Sustainable Communities, Boston, MA. May 2006. The Cardinal Group, Toronto
Dunnett, N. P. & Kingsbury, N. (2004) Green Roofs and Living Walls. Timber Press, Portland, Oregon.