Sustainable green roofs in Peru

The goal of this research project is to design functional and climate-robust urban green systems in Peru by applying the habitat template concept: We will search for potential extensive green roof plant species in the naturally occurring vegetation along the coast and inter-Andean areas of Peru. Additionally, the project will experimentally assess the performance of the plant species in a varied range of green roof systems. Finally, by developing a species distribution model this study will determine whether or not this vegetation is able to persist under future ‘climate change’ conditions. Researcher: Sofia Flores

Koenraad Van Meerbeek
Koenraad Van Meerbeek
Assistant professor