Hot, High and Green? Research for Developing Australian Green Roofs

Hot, High and Green? Research for Developing Australian Green Roofs

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 - 1:00am to 2:00pm

Ground Floor Seminar Space, LAB-14, 700 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC. See map.

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Green roofs are increasingly being used internationally for their environmental, social and economic benefits. Much of the evidence of benefits is based on research from cooler, temperate climates, the evidence from drier, warmer, Mediterranean climates, such as much of southern Australia, is little reported.

In 2008 Mr. John Rayner and Dr. Claire Farrell started a research group, based at the Burnley Campus, to investigate green roofs further. Since then they have been exploring interactions of plants, substrates and water in green roofs and social responses and behaviours.  This presentation will outline their research outcomes so far, the partnerships and projects they have contributed to along the way and their plans for the future.

Ecosystem and Forest Sciences
Ecosystem and Forest Sciences

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