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Urban Naturalist Special Issue 1, 2018

Green Roofs and Urban Biodiversity

Contents. Click on the hotlinked titles to view open-access cover pages and first page of article with abstract.

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Introduction: “Looking up” to Green Roofs to Understand Urban Biodiversity—A Decade On
J. Scott MacIvor, Olyssa Starry, Stephan Brenneisen, Nathalie Baumann, Gary Grant, Gyondover Kadas, Manfred Köhler, and Jeremy T. Lundholm


A Global Comparison of Beetle Community Composition on Green Roofs and the Potential for Homogenization
Olyssa Starry, Sydney Gonsalves, Kelly Ksiazek-Mikenas, J. Scott MacIvor, Maggie Gardner, Alexander Szallies, and Stephan Brenneisen


Developing Biodiverse Green Roofs for Japan: Arthropod and Colonizer Plant Diversity on Harappa and Biotope Roofs
Ayako Nagase, Yoriyuki Yamada, Tadataka Aoki, and Masashi Nomura


Evaluating the Habitat-Template Approach Applied to Green Roofs
Jeremy T. Lundholm and Emily A. Walker


If You Build It, Will They Come? Plant and Arthropod Diversity on Urban Green Roofs Over Time
Kelly Ksiazek-Mikenas, John Herrmann, Sean B. Menke, and Manfred Köhler


Systematic Variation in Roof Spontaneous Vegetation: Residential “Low Rise” Versus Commercial “High Rise” Buildings
Michael L. McKinney and Nicholas D. Sisco







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