Cities are defined as heterotrophic organisms (Odum, 1983) as they consumes a huge amount of resources and causes habitat loss and fragmentation. Green roofs represents a fundamental mean of ecological compensation within the built environment, i.e. in highly altered and disturbed places by humans. In particular, green roofs for biodiversity (or biodiversity green roofs), being characterised by different but contiguous microhabitat (habitat mosaics or patches), can host several species with different functional traits. The methods known as habitat template consists of choosing suitable plant species for green roofs among the one that live in nature under similar conditions e.g. shallow and nutrient poor substrate, high drought. The phytosociological approach considers habitat analogue not only as species pools, but also as a model to group plants in specific associations as suggested in the phytosociological interpretation of nature.
|Numero di pagine||10|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2016|