23 Apr '15, 9pm

“#Biodiversity in the Sky – How Green Roofs Can Be Designed as Wild Life Refuges” #greenroofs

1) What kind of species can benefit from green roofs? Why species need to be mobile or flying, such as spiders, grasshoppers, and snails; learn about his “Green Roof Process-Correlation Model”; 2) What kind of ecosystem is a green roof? Reasons why the more growing media substrate (and more water holding capacity) you can give on a greenroof, the greater the opportunities for biodiversity; 3) What kind of green roof design is beneficial for urban wild life? How we need to learn from natural habitats of similar conditions to recreate micro habitats on greenroofs for various animal species; 4) Background: Status of green roofs in Switzerland/Basel based on rare beetle and grasshopper species that have been established on greenroofs and how to encourage these species of wildlife through design measures; 5) Size of greenroofs and metapopulation aspects: How large does the gree...

Full article: http://www.greenroofs.com/blog/2015/04/23/now-playing-at-...

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