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Funding Green Roof Plant Research in North America

Funding Green Roof Plant Research in North America

The number one reason why there isn’t more research being conducted is due to the lack of funding.

A Critical Review of Twenty Years of Green Roof Plant Research in North America

A Critical Review of Twenty Years of Green Roof Plant Research in North America

In this Special 20th Anniversary issue of the LAM, I am going to reflect on the state of plant research over the past 20 years: how it started, what's been accomplished, and what the future holds.

Two Biophilic Plant Species That Sway In The Wind

Two Biophilic Plant Species That Sway In The Wind

With the theme of biophilia, Dr. Bradley Rowe looks at plants that move and sway in the breeze, thereby catching our eye to a greater extent than those that are shorter and more static.

The Effect of Irrigation on Stormwater Management

The Effect of Irrigation on Stormwater Management

The ability of a green roof to retain stormwater depends on many factors including plant species, substrate depth and composition, and the pre-existing moisture present before a given rain event. 

Sedum: The Workhorse of Green Roof Plants

Sedum: The Workhorse of Green Roof Plants

Sedum, the genera of plants that are probably growing on more green roofs and has more to do with driving the economic engine of extensive green roofs than any other.