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Green roof vegetation and plant research

Green and vegetated roofs create a uniquely demanding environment for the plants and vegetation that grow on them. The following papers relate to plant and vegetation selection.

Dunnett, N. P. & Kingsbury, N. (2004) Green Roofs and Living Walls. Timber Press, Portland, Oregon.

N. Dunnett, A. Nolan, 2004, The effect of substrate depth and supplementary watering on the growth of nine herbaceous perennial in a semi-extensive green roof.

N. Dunnett, A. Nagase, R. Booth,P. Grim, 2008, Influence of vegetation composition on runoff in two simulated green roof experiments

A. Nagase, N Dunnett. 2010. Drought tolerance in different vegetation types for extensive green roofs:Effects of watering and diversity

A. Nagase, N. Dunnett. 2011. The relationship between percentage of organic matter in substrate and plant growth in extensive green roofs

A. Nagase, N. Dunnett. 2012. Amount of water runoff from different vegetation types on extensive green roofs

A. Nagase, Y. Tashiro, 2012. Investigation of native plants in Jogasaki coast for semi-extensive green roofs in Japan. WGRC2012

A. Nagase, N Dunnett. 2013. Establishment of an annual meadow on extensive green roofs in the UK

A. Nagase, N Dunnett. 2013. Performance of geophytes on extensive green roofs in the United Kingdom

A. Nagase, N Dunnett, Min-Sung Choi. 2013. Investigation of weed phenology in an establishing semi-extensive green roof

C.E. Thuring, N. Dunnett, 2013. Vegetation composition of old extensive green roofs (from 1980's Germany)

T.M. Young, D.D. Duncan, G.K. Phoenix, 2014. Increasing green roof plant drought tolerance through substrate modification and the use of water retention gels.

T.M. Young, D.D. Cameron, G.J. Sorrill, T Edwards, G.K. Phoenix, 2014. Importance of different components of green roof substrate on plant and physiological performance.