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RESEARCH industRy ReseaRcHcollection of Green Building, 7(1), 143-172. http:// Reviewed the ecological literature on prairie and grassland communities with specific reference to habitat templates from stressed environmental conditions and examined analogs of prairie-based vegetation on twenty-one existing green roofs. NOVEMBER 2012 Whittinghill, L.J., & Rowe, D.B. (2012). The role of green roof technology in urban agriculture. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, 27(4), 314-322. http://dx.doi. org/10.1017/S174217051100038X The use of green roof technology in urban agriculture has the potential to alleviate some of these problems, without adversely affecting the benefits provided by urban agriculture WHAT GREEN ROOf AND WALL RESEARCH HAS BEEN pUBLISHED IN THE LAST qUARTER? Chiquet, C., Dover, J.W., & Mitchel, P. (2012). Birds and the urban environment: The value of green walls. Urban Ecosystems. 2Fs11252-012-0277-9 This paper presents preliminary findings of the value of green walls for urban birds. DECEMBER 2012 Clark, M.J., & Zheng, Y. (2012). Evaluating fertilizer influence on overwintering survival and growth of sedum species in fall-installed green roof. HortScience, 47 (12), 1175-1781. The objectives of this study were to identify both the effect of P and K fertilizer rates on Sedum spp. survival over the first winter and the response of Sedum spp. growth to fertilizer rates when applied at installation. D’Orazio, M., Di Perna, C., & Di Giuseppe, E. (2012). Green roof yearly performance: a case study of highly insulated building under temperate climate. Energy and Buildings, 55, 439-451. http://dx.doi. org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2012.09.009 Optical properties of the roofs covering materials were experimentally measured, and the thermal transmittance of the roofs was experimentally evaluated. Dvorak, B.D., & Volder, A. (2012). Plant establishment on unirrigated green roof modules in a subtropical climate. AoB Plants. early/2012/12/20/aobpla.pls049.abstract The study summarized the results from a study of plant establishment on modular green roof in south-central Texas. Farrell, C., Mitchell, R.E., Szota, C., Rayner, J.P., & Williams, N.S.G. (2012). LIVING ARCHITECTURE MONITOR / SpRING 2013 / 10 Green roofs for hot and dry climates: Interacting effects of water use, succulence and substrate. Ecological Engineering, 49, 270-276. The study evaluated the effects of severe drought (113 days without water) on growth, water use and survival of five succulent species (Sedum pachyphyllum, S. clavatum, S. spurium, Disphyma crassifolium and Carpobrotus modestus) planted in three different green roof substrates (growing media) differing in water holding capacity. Fassman, E.A., & Simmcock, R. (2012). Moisture measurements as performance criteria for extensive living roof substrates. Journal of Environmental Engineering, 15(6), 841-851. SCE%29EE.1943-7870.0000532 Extensive living roof substrate design to promote storm-water management while balancing structural load and maintaining nonirrigated plant cover is investigated through linked laboratory and field experiments in Auckland, New Zealand. Speak, A.F., Rothwell, J.J., Lindley, S.J., & Smith, C.L.(2012). Urban particulate pollution reduction by four species of green roof vegetation in a UK city. Atmospheric Environment, 61, 283-293. http://dx.doi. org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.07.043 The study aims to quantify the effectiveness of four green roof species – creeping bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera), red fescue (Festuca rubra), ribwort plantain (Plantago lanceolata) and sedum (Sedum album) – at capturing particulate matter smaller than 10 μm (PM10). Sutton, R., Harrington, J., Skabelund, L., MacDonagh, P., Coffman, R., & Koch, G. (2012). Prairie-based green roofs: Literature, templates and analogs. Journal JANUARy 2013 Helder, M., Chen, W.S., Van der Harst, E.J.M., Hamalers, H.V.M., Buisman, C.J.N., & Potting, J. (2013). Electricity production with living plants on a green roof: environmental performance of the plant-microbial fuel cell. Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining, 7(1), 52-64. doi/10.1002/bbb.1373/abstract?deniedAcc essCustomisedMessage=&userIsAuthentic ated=false The study assessed the environmental performance of the P-MFC system with an early stage life cycle assessment (LCA). FIND OUT MORE For more research articles on living architecture (published before November 2012, December 2012 and January 2013), visit: index.php/extras-extended-articles/extrasextended-articles Interested in green roof and living wall research? Green Roofs for Healthy Cities is launching The Journal of Living Architecture in 2013. READ THIS ISSUE ONLINE AT WWW.LIVINGARCHITECTUREMONITOR.COM http://WWW.LIVINGARCHITECTUREMONITOR.COM

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Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Spring 2013