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Tom Liptan MrFollow

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Start Date

7-3-2022 3:50 PM

End Date

7-3-2022 4:00 PM

Abstract

Portland’s first ecoroof was built to measure rain management performance. However, unbeknownst to the researcher that little 180sf garage ecoroof would reveal a treasure of biodiversity as well. Installed in 1996 at a NE Pdx residence and then in 2019 removed and then reinstalled on a new residence front porch in SE Pdx. The soil, plants and biodiversity came with it. The researcher continues to monitor the ecoroof for signs of life and has captured evidence of many species who inhabit or visit the ecoroof. This presentation will provide photos of compelling observations. An ecoroof is like the old little grocery store down the street, with birds, bugs, plants, seeds and microorganisms in seasonal abundance. The ecoroof also provides self-storage for some species to stash winter food. Some species forage for seeds, some eat plants and seeds, some gather nesting materials, some come to find other species to eat, and of course the pollinators - doing what they do best!

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Environmental education, Sustainable development, Wildlife biology

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Mar 7th, 3:50 PM Mar 7th, 4:00 PM

Ecoroof Bio-diversity in residential neighborhoods

Portland’s first ecoroof was built to measure rain management performance. However, unbeknownst to the researcher that little 180sf garage ecoroof would reveal a treasure of biodiversity as well. Installed in 1996 at a NE Pdx residence and then in 2019 removed and then reinstalled on a new residence front porch in SE Pdx. The soil, plants and biodiversity came with it. The researcher continues to monitor the ecoroof for signs of life and has captured evidence of many species who inhabit or visit the ecoroof. This presentation will provide photos of compelling observations. An ecoroof is like the old little grocery store down the street, with birds, bugs, plants, seeds and microorganisms in seasonal abundance. The ecoroof also provides self-storage for some species to stash winter food. Some species forage for seeds, some eat plants and seeds, some gather nesting materials, some come to find other species to eat, and of course the pollinators - doing what they do best!