Theses and Dissertations

Author

Sinan Kordon

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Schauwecker, Timothy J.

Committee Member

Artunc, Sadik

Committee Member

Walker, Jason

Date of Degree

1-1-2012

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Landscape Architecture

College

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Department

Department of Landscape Architecture

Abstract

In recent years, green roofs have become an accepted solution in ecological urban design to mitigate the impacts of impervious surfaces (Berghage, Beattie, Jarrett, Thuring, & Razaei, 2009). An experimental research project was conducted at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Experiment Station (MAFES) Green Infrastructure Research Area at South Farm of Mississippi State University to determine how medium depth and slope gradient on rooftops affect plant cover and survival. Plant cover was monitored monthly by photographing the experimental green roof platforms. Photoshop and AutoCAD software programs were employed to digitize and to calculate plant cover from the images. All recorded data was analyzed with Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) tests. It was determined that the effects of medium depth and slope are statistically significant on plant cover and survival.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/19857

Comments

Stormwater management||green roofs||impervious surfaces||plant cover and survival

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