Presentation Title

Green roof plant coverage and height vary by season and morphotype, but not substrate depth

Abstract

To gain understanding of the beneficial services provided by ecoroofs, I measured plant species percent cover and height, across three substrate depths on an ecoroof located on a local big-box store over three seasons. The ecoroof species composition is composed of three different morphotypes (sedum, grass, and herbaceous) and was planted evenly across the three substrate depths. Key findings show that substrate depth does not affect percent cover, while season and morphotype do, along with plant height.

Subjects

Plant ecology, Sustainable development

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Green roof plant coverage and height vary by season and morphotype, but not substrate depth

To gain understanding of the beneficial services provided by ecoroofs, I measured plant species percent cover and height, across three substrate depths on an ecoroof located on a local big-box store over three seasons. The ecoroof species composition is composed of three different morphotypes (sedum, grass, and herbaceous) and was planted evenly across the three substrate depths. Key findings show that substrate depth does not affect percent cover, while season and morphotype do, along with plant height.