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Do green roofs help urban biodiversity conservation?

Published online: 14 Jan 2015

Authors: Williams, N. S. G. & Lundholm, J. & MacIvor, J. S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Green roofs are novel ecosystems that are increasingly common in cities. While their hydrologic and energy saving benefits are well-established, green...

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Designed habitat heterogeneity on green roofs increases seedling survival but not plant species diversity.

Published online: 02 May 2018

Authors: Walker, E. A. & Lundholm, J. T.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Urban areas benefit from the ecosystem services provided by low input green roofs. However, limited substrate depth on these green roofs creates chall...

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Green roof plant species diversity improves ecosystem multifunctionality.

Published online: 10 Jun 2015

Authors: Lundholm, J. T.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Constructed ecosystems such as green roofs often contain monocultures or low-diversity plant communities, but adding more plant species to these syste...

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Phylogenetic ecology and the greening of cities.

Published online: 28 Sep 2016

Authors: MacIvor, J. S. & Cadotte, M. W. & Livingstone, S. W. & Lundholm, J. T. & Yasui, S. L. E.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Ecologists are increasingly involved in city-making, especially in the development of green infrastructure and other designed plant communities. Plant...

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The contribution of constructed green infrastructure to urban biodiversity: a synthesis and meta-analysis.

Published online: 21 Jul 2020

Authors: Filazzola, A. & Shrestha, N. & MacIvor, J. S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The development of buildings and other infrastructure in cities is viewed as a threat to local biodiversity and ecosystem functioning because natural ...

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