Joerg WerdinUniversity of Melbourne | MSD · School of Ecosystems and Forest Science
Dipl. Ing. Landschaftsarchitektur
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Green roofs are an effective green infrastructure tool to reduce stormwater runoff in cities, but their considerable weight is a constraint on widespread uptake. Consequently, lightweight green roof substrates with high water retention are desirable. Biochar addition to green roof substrates may reduce green roof weight and improve stormwater reten...
Green roofs are expanding internationally due to the well documented benefits they provide for buildings and cities. This requires transferable knowledge of the technological aspects influencing green roof design, particularly substrate properties. However, this is made difficult due to differences in substrate testing methods referred to in green...
Soil water limitations often restrict plant growth in unirrigated agricultural, forestry and urban systems. Biochar amendment to soils can increase water retention, but not all of this additional water is necessarily available to plants. Differences in the effectiveness of biochar in ameliorating soil water limitations may be a result of difference...
Green roofs may make an important contribution to urban stormwater management. Rainfall-runoff models are required to evaluate green roof responses to specific rainfall inputs. The roof's hydrological response is a function of its configuration, with the substrate - or growing media - providing both retention and detention of rainfall. The objectiv...