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To obtain .pdf files of our peer-reviewed scientific articles, please send requests to Brad Rowe at rowed@msu.edu.

Articles in peer reviewed scientific journals:

Eksi, M., D.B. Rowe, I.S. Wichman, and J.A. Andresen. 2017. Effect of substrate depth, vegetation type, and season on green roof thermal properties. Energy and Buildings 145:174-187. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.04.017).

Matlock, J. and D.B. Rowe. 2017. Does compost selection impact green roof substrate performance? Measuring physical properties, plant development, and runoff water quality. Journal of Compost Science and Utilization (In press)

Eksi, M. and D.B. Rowe. 2016. Green roof substrates: Effect of recycled crushed porcelain and foamed glass on plant growth and water retention. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening 20:81-88. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2016.08.008).

Matlock, J.M. and D.B. Rowe. 2016. The suitability of crushed porcelain and foamed glass as alternatives to heat-expanded shale in green roof substrates: An assessment of plant growth, substrate moisture, and thermal regulation. Ecological Engineering 94:244-254. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2016.05.044).

Whittinghill, L.J., D.B. Rowe, M. Ngouajio, and B.N. Cregg. 2016. Evaluation of nutrient management and mulching strategies for vegetable production on an extensive green roof. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 40(4):297-318. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21683565.2015.1129011).

Eksi, M., D.B. Rowe, R. Fernández-Cañero, and B.M. Cregg. 2015. Effect of substrate compost percentage on green roof vegetable production. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening 14:315-322. (http://dx.doi.org/1016/j.ufug.2015.03.006).

Eakin, C., H. Campa III, D. Linden, G. Roloff, D.B. Rowe, and J. Westphal.  2015.  Avian response to green roofs in urban landscapes in the Midwestern U.S.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 39(3):574-582. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/wsb.566).

Whittinghill, L.J., D.B. Rowe, B.M. Cregg, and J.A. Andresen. 2015. Comparison of stormwater runoff from sedum, native prairie, and vegetable producing green roofs.  Urban Ecosystems 18:13-29. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11252-014-0386-8).

Rowe, D.B., M.R. Kolp. S.E. Greer, and K.L. Getter.  2014.  Comparison of irrigation efficiency and plant health of overhead, drip, and sub-irrigation for extensive green roofs.  Ecological Engineering 64:306-313.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2013.12.052).

Whittinghill, L.J., D.B. Rowe, B.M. Cregg, and R. Schutzki.  2014.  Quantifying carbon sequestration of various green roof and ornamental landscape systems.  Landscape and Urban Planning 123:41-48.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2013.11.015).

Whittinghill, L.J., D.B. Rowe, and B.M Cregg.  2013.  Evaluation of vegetable production on extensive green roofs.  Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 37(4):465-484. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21683565.2012.756847)

Rowe, D.B., K.L. Getter, and A.K. Durhman.  2012.  Effect of green roof media depth on Crassulacean plant succession over seven years.  Landscape and Urban Planning 104(3-4):310-319.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2011.11.010)

Whittinghill, L.J. and D.B. Rowe.  2012.  The role of green roof technology in urban agriculture.  Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems  27(4):314-322.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S174217051100038X)

Getter, K.L., D. B. Rowe, J.A. Andresen, and I.S. Wichman.  2011.  Seasonal heat flux properties of an extensive green roof in a Midwestern U.S. climate.  Energy and Buildings  43:3548-3557.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2011.09.018)

Rowe, D.B.  2011.  Green roofs as a means of pollution abatement.  Environmental Pollution 159(8-9):2100-2110.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2010.10.029)

Whittinghill, L.J. and D. B. Rowe.  2011.  Salt tolerance of common green roof and green wall plants. Urban Ecosystems  14(4):783-794.   (http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11252-011-0169-4).

Jones, E., T. Miller, J. Monsma, J. Puszykowski, and J. Westphal.  2011.  What happens to plant cover and species diversity when an extensive green roof is tilted? A case study on green roof design, Old Mission Peninsula, MI.  Michigan Academician 40(2):175-196.

Getter, K.L., D.B.Rowe, G.P. Robertson, B.M. Cregg, and J.A.Andresen.  2009.  Carbon sequestration potential of extensive green roofs.  Environmental Science and Technology  43(19):7564-7570. (online:http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es901539x).

Getter, K.L., D.B.Rowe, and B.M. Cregg.  2009.  Solar radiation intensity influences extensive green roof plant communities.  Urban Forestry and Urban Greening  8(4):269-281.

Getter, K.L. and D.B.Rowe.  2009. Substrate depth influences sedum plant community on a green roof.  HortScience 44(2):401-407.

Getter, K.L. and D.B. Rowe.  2008.  Media depth influences Sedum green roof establishment.  Urban Ecosystems 11:361-372.

Durhman, A.K., D.B. Rowe, and C.L. Rugh.  2007.  Effect of substrate depth on initial growth, coverage, and survival of 25 succulent green roof plant taxa.  HortScience 42(3):588-595.

Getter, K.L. and D.B. Rowe.  2007.  Effect of substrate depth and planting season on Sedum plug establishment for green roofs.  J. Environ. Hort 25(2):95-99.

Getter, K.L., D.B. Rowe, and J.A. Andresen.  2007.  Quantifying the effect of slope on extensive green roof stormwater retention.  Ecological Engineering 31:225-231.

Oberndorfer, E., J. Lundholm, B. Bass, M. Connelly, R. Coffman, H. Doshi, N. Dunnett, S. Gaffin, M. Köhler, K. Lui, and B. Rowe.  2007.  Green roofs as urban ecosystems:  ecological structures, functions, and services.  BioScience 57(10):823-833.

Durhman, A.K., D.B. Rowe, and C.L. Rugh.  2006.  Effect of watering regimen on chlorophyll fluorescence and growth of selected green roof plant taxa. HortScience 41(7):1623-1628.

Getter, K.L. and D.B. Rowe.  2006.  The role of green roofs in sustainable development.  HortScience  41(5):1276-1285.

Rowe, D.B., M.A. Monterusso, and C.L. Rugh.  2006. Assessment of heat-expanded slate and fertility requirements in green roof substrates.  HortTechnology  16(3):471-477.

Monterusso, M.A., D.B. Rowe, and C.L. Rugh. 2005. Establishment and persistence of Sedum spp. and native taxa for green roof applications.  HortScience 40(2):391-396.

VanWoert, N.D, D.B. Rowe, J.A. Andresen, C.L. Rugh, R.T. Fernandez, and L. Xiao.  2005. Green roof stormwater retention: Effects of roof surface, slope, and media depth.  J. Environ. Quality  34(3):1036-1044.

VanWoert, N.D, D.B. Rowe, J.A. Andresen, C.L. Rugh, and L. Xiao. 2005. Watering regime and green roof substrate design affect Sedum plant growth.  HortScience 40(3):659-664.

Chapters in Books

Rowe, D.B.  2015. Long term green roof plant performance. p. 311-332. In: R. Sutton (ed.). Green roof ecology. Springer, New York, NY (ISBN 978-3-319-14982-0) (http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-14983-7).

Rowe, D.B.  2014.  Green roofs and water management.  p. 233-250.  In: M. Kohler, J. Briz, and I. de Felipe (ed.).  Green cities in the world.  World Green Infrastructure Network, Berlin.

Rowe, D. B. and K.L. Getter.  2010.  Green roofs and roof gardens.  p. 391-412.   In: J. Aitkenhead-Peterson and A. Volder (ed.).  Urban Ecosystems Ecology.  Agron. Monogr. 55.  American Society of Agronomy.  Crop Science Society of America.  Soil Science Society of America, Madison, WI.

Papers from Proceedings of Professional Meetings:

Eakin, C., H. Campa III, D. Linden, G. Roloff, D.B. Rowe, and J. Westphal. 2015. Enriching urban communities with nature: opportunities for bird conservation. Proc. of 13th North American Green Roof Conference: Cities Alive, New York, NY.  5-8 October, 2015.

Rowe, D.B., M. Eksi, and J. Matlock.  2015.  Compost selection influences green roof performance.  Proc. of 13th North American Green Roof Conference: Cities Alive, New York, NY.  5-8 October, 2015.

Rowe, D.B.  2014.  Effect of water balance on green roof benefits.  Proc. of 12th North American Green Roof Conference: Cities Alive, Nashville, TN.  12-15 November, 2014.

Eksi, M. and D.B. Rowe.  2014.  Green roofs and urban agriculture opportunities.  Proc. Of Ulusal Cati and Cephe Sempozyumu (National Roof and Facade Symposium), Yildiz Teknik Universitesi, Istanbul, Turkey.  3-4 April, 2014.

Whittinghill, L.J., D. B. Rowe, R. Schutzki, and B.M. Cregg.  2013.  Quantifying carbon sequestration of green roof of varying complexity.  Proc. of 11th North American Green Roof Conference: Cities Alive, San Francisco, CA.  23-26 October, 2013.

Rowe, D.B., M. Kolp, K. Getter, and M. Duck.  2012.     Comparison of water use efficiency of overhead, drip, and sub-irrigation for green roofs.  Proc. of 10th North American Green Roof Conference: Cities Alive, Chicago, IL.  17-20 October, 2012.

Sutton, R., B. Rowe, P. MacDonagh, G. Acomb, J. Lambrinos, and R. Hawke.  2012.  New plant performance for 21st century green roof ecosystems.  Proc. of 10th North American Green Roof Conference: Cities Alive, Chicago, IL.  17-20 October, 2012.

Whittinghill, L.J. and D. B. Rowe.  2012.  Vegetable production on extensive green roofs.  Proc. of 10th North American Green Roof Conference: Cities Alive, Chicago, IL.  17-20 October, 2012.

Krogulecki, K., J. Westphal, B. Rowe, and M. Khire.  2012.  Effects of vegetation on green roof runoff water quality.  Proc. of World green Roof Congress, Copenhagen. 19-20 September, 2012.

Rowe, D.B.  2012.  Green roof substrate depth and composition studies on plant performance conducted at Michigan State University.  Mid-Atlantic green Roof Science and Technology Symposium, College Park, MD.  16-17 August, 2012.

Rowe, D.B., K.A. Getter, and A.K. Durhman.  2011.  Importance of long-term plant evaluations for extensive green roofs.  Proc. of 9th North American Green Roof Conference: Cities Alive, Philadelphia, PA.  29  Nov – 2 Dec, 2011.

Monsma, J.T., T. Miller, and J. Westphal.  2010. Plant species succession on a steep extensive green roof system. Proc. of 8th North American Green Roof Conference: Cities Alive, Vancouver, B.C.  30 Nov – 3 Dec, 2010.

Rugh, C.L., K.Y. Liu, K.L. Getter, and D.B. Rowe.  2010.  Seasonal biomass and sequestration flux.  Proc. of 8th North American Green Roof Conference: Cities Alive, Vancouver, B.C.  30 Nov – 3 Dec, 2010.

Getter, K.L. and D.B.Rowe.  2009.  Carbon sequestration potential of extensive green roofs.  Proc. of 7th North American Green Roof Conference: Greening Rooftops for Sustainable Communities, Atlanta, GA. 3-5 June 2009.

Getter, K.L. and D.B. Rowe.  2008.  Carbon sequestration potential of extensive green roofs.  Proc. of World Green Roof Conference, London, U.K.  17-18 Sept, 2008.

Getter, K.L. and D.B. Rowe.  2008. Effect of solar radiation levels on native and non-native species.  Proc. of 6th North American Green Roof Conference: Greening Rooftops for Sustainable Communities, Baltimore, MD.  30 April -2 May, 2008.

Rowe, D.B., K.L. Getter, J.A. Andresen, and J.R. Lloyd.  2008.  Green roof research at Michigan State University.  Proc. of 6th North American Green Roof Conference: Greening Rooftops for Sustainable Communities, Baltimore, MD.  30 April -2 May, 2008.

Getter, K.L. and D.B. Rowe.  2007. Effect of substrate depth and planting season on Sedum plug establishment for extensive green roofs.  Proc. of 5th North American Green Roof Conference: Greening Rooftops for Sustainable Communities, Minneapolis, MN.  29 April -2 May, 2007.

Rowe, D.B., C.L. Rugh, and A.K. Durhman.  2006. Assessment of of substrate depth and composition on green roof plant performance. Proceedings of 4th North American Green Roof Conference: Greening Rooftops for Sustainable Communities, Boston, MA.  10-12 May, 2006.

Rowe, D.B., M.A. Monterusso, and C.L. Rugh.  2005. Evaluation of Sedum spp. and Michigan native taxa for green roof applications. p. 469-481. In Proceedings of 3rd North American Green Roof Conference: Greening Rooftops for Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC. 4-6 May 2005.

Durhman, A., N.D. VanWoert, D.B. Rowe, C.L. Rugh, and D. Ebert-May. 2004. Evaluation of Crassulacean species on extensive green roofs. p. 504-517. In Proc. of 2nd North American Green Roof Conference: Greening Rooftops for Sustainable Communities, Portland, OR. 2-4 June 2004

Monterusso, M.A., D.B. Rowe, C.L. Rugh, and D.K. Russell. 2004. Runoff water quantity and quality from green roof systems. Acta Hort 639:369-376.

Rowe, D.B. and C.L. Rugh. 2003. The green roof research program at Michigan State University. Proceedings International Plant Propagators Society  53:104-106.

Rowe, D.B.  2003.  Green roofs – A new market. Proceedings Southern Nursery Assoc. Research Conf. 48:363-365.

Rowe, D.B., C.L. Rugh, N. VanWoert, M.A. Monterusso, and D.K. Russell.  2003. Green roof slope, substrate depth, and vegetation influence runoff.  p. 354-362.  In Proceedings of 1st North American Green Roof Conference: Greening Rooftops for Sustainable Communities, Chicago.   29-30 May 2003.

Rowe, D.B., C.L. Rugh, and D.K. Russell. 2002. Green roof installation at Ford Motor Company. Proceedings International Plant Propagators Society  52:127-130.

Selected Popular Articles, Extension Bulletins, etc:

Rowe, B. 2016. How plant selection influences stormwater management. Living Architecture Monitor 18(1):24-29.

Eakin, C., H. Campa, B. Rowe, J. Westphal, and G. Roloff.  2013.  Rooftop havens: Green roofs offer habitat for urban birds. The Wildlife Professional. Spring 2013, pp. 60-63.

Warbach, J.  2013.  Nature in cities: The nature imperative and the restoration of place. Planning and Zoning News 31(3):5-13.

Rowe, D.B. and Z. Huien.  2011.  Green roof policies in North America and Europe.  Construction Greening 1:26-27 (Published in Mandarin Chinese).

Rowe, B. and K. Getter.  2011.  Can green roofs sequester carbon?  The Michigan Landscape 54(2):57-59.

Rowe, B.  2009.  Adopting green roofs in the United States – Why do we lag so far behind Europe?  The Michigan Landscape 52(7):30-36.

Getter, K.L. and D.B. Rowe.  2008.  Selecting plants for extensive green roofs in the U.S.  Extension Bulletin E-3047, Michigan State University. (www.hrt.msu.edu/greenroof/PDF/08%20GetterRoweExtensionBulletin.pdf).