Plant performance on Mediterranean green roofs: interaction of species-specific hydraulic strategies and substrate water relations

@inproceedings{Raimondo2015PlantPO,
  title={Plant performance on Mediterranean green roofs: interaction of species-specific hydraulic strategies and substrate water relations},
  author={Fabio Raimondo and Patrizia Trifil{\'o} and Maria Assunta Lo Gullo and Sergio Andri and Tadeja Savi and Andrea Nardini},
  booktitle={AoB PLANTS},
  year={2015}
}
Recent studies have highlighted the ecological, economic and social benefits assured by green roof technology to urban areas. However, green roofs are very hostile environments for plant growth because of shallow substrate depths, high temperatures and irradiance and wind exposure. This study provides experimental evidence for the importance of accurate selection of plant species and substrates for implementing green roofs in hot and arid regions, like the Mediterranean area. Experiments were… CONTINUE READING
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