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Carbon Sequestration Potential of Extensive Green Roofs

  title={Carbon Sequestration Potential of Extensive Green Roofs},
  author={K R I S T I and N L G E T T E R and D B R A D L E Y R O W E and G P H I L I P R O B E R T S O N and T M C R E G G, † A N D J E F F R E and Y A A N D R E S E N},
K R I S T I N L . G E T T E R , * , † D . B R A D L E Y R O W E , † G . P H I L I P R O B E R T S O N , ‡ B E R T M . C R E G G , † A N D J E F F R E Y A . A N D R E S E N § Departments of Horticulture and Geography, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, and Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University, Hickory Corners, Michigan 49060 

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