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dc.contributor.authorBaumann, Nathalie-
dc.description.abstractGreen roof activities and research in Switzerland have focused for many years on the potential of habitat creation on roof surfaces to compensate for the loss of habitats that are destroyed or damaged on the ground as a result of development - ecological compensation. The living space on a roof is primarily stamped by the limited water supply, and this leads to the development of green roofs, similar to those found in natural dry regions and habitats, to desert or steppe-like vegetation. These habitats include: riverbank and flood plains with gravel and sand, which are important for bird species that favor gravelly river terraces or open meadows. Post-industrial brown field sites, which are ecologically rich particularly for their invertebrate flora and interesting spontaneous plant communities, and abandoned railway sites, are also important for specialized flora and fauna, for example species living on stony open surfaces with a thin soil layer.de_CH
dc.publisherCentre for Urban Greenery and Ecologyde_CH
dc.rightsLicence according to publishing contractde_CH
dc.subjectNatural roofsde_CH
dc.subjectUrban habitatde_CH
dc.subjectGround-nesting birdsde_CH
dc.subject.ddc333: Bodenwirtschaft und Ressourcende_CH
dc.subject.ddc577: Ökologiede_CH
dc.titleGreen roofs in Switzerland : urban habitats for ground-nesting birds, insects and plantsde_CH
dc.typeKonferenz: Paperde_CH
zhaw.departementLife Sciences und Facility Managementde_CH
zhaw.organisationalunitInstitut für Umwelt und Natürliche Ressourcen (IUNR)de_CH
zhaw.conference.detailsGreen Urban Scape Asia, 2010de_CH
zhaw.publication.reviewEditorial reviewde_CH
zhaw.title.proceedingsCITYGREEN: Stepping up with greende_CH
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