Schauwecker, Timothy J.
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Landscape Architecture
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department of Landscape Architecture
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.
Kordon, Sinan, "The Effect of Slope and Media Depth on Growth Performance of Sedum Species in a Green Roof System in Mississippi's Sub-Tropical Climate" (2012). Theses and Dissertations MSU. 4373.