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Edited Compendium:

Blaustein, L., Kadas, GJ., Gurevitch, J. (editors). 2016. Integrating ecology into green roof research. Taylor & Francis, Israel Journal of Ecology & Evolution 62:1-6 https://brill.com/view/journals/ijee/62/1-2/article-p1_1.xml

Peer-Reviewed Articles:

  1. Schindler, B.Y., Griffith, A.B. and Jones, K.N., 2011. Factors influencing arthropod diversity on green roofs. Cities and the Environment (CATE), 4(1), p.5 https://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/cate/vol4/iss1/5/
  2. Blank, L., Vasl, A., Levy, S., Grant, G. Kadas, G. Dafni, A., Blaustein, L. 2013. Directions in green roof research: a bibliometric study. Building and Environment 66:23-28.https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360132313001224
  3. Blaustein, L., Kadas, GJ, and Gurevitch J. 2016. Integrating ecology into green roof research. Special Issue on Integrating Ecology into Green Roof Research, Israel Journal of Ecology & Evolution. 62:1-6. https://brill.com/view/journals/ijee/62/1-2/article-p1_1.xml
  4. Kinlock NL, Schindler BY, Gurevitch J. 2016. Biological invasions in the context of green roofs. Special Issue on Integrating Ecology into Green Roof Research, Israel Journal of Ecology & Evolution 62:32-43 https://brill.com/view/journals/ijee/62/1-2/article-p32_5.xml
  5. Schindler, B., Blank, L., Levy, S., Pearlmutter, D., Kadas, G., Blaustein, L. 2016. Integration of photovoltaic panels and green roofs: review and predictions of effects on electricity production and plant communities. Special Issue on Integrating Ecology into Green Roof Research, Israel Journal of Ecology & Evolution. 62:68-73 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15659801.2015.1048617
  6. Vasl, A, Heim A. 2016. Preserving plant diversity on extensive green roofs theory to practice. Special Issue on Integrating Ecology into Green Roof Research, Israel Journal of Ecology & Evolution 62:103-111 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15659801.2015.1035507
  7. Agra H. Klein T, Vasl A., Shalom H, Kadas GJ, Blaustein L. 2017. Sedum-dominated green roofs increase and does not decrease CO2 concentrations: An experimental study in a semi-arid region. Science of the Total Environment 584–585: 1147–1151 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969717301936
  8. Agra, H, Klein, T, Vasl A, Kadas G, Blaustein, L. 2017. Measuring the effect of plant community composition on carbon fixation on green roofs. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening 24:1-4 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1618866716302801
  9. Blank L, Vasl A., Schindler BY, Kadas, GJ, Blaustein, L. 2017. Horizontal and vertical island biogeography of arthropods on green roofs: A review. Urban Ecosystems 20: 911-917https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11252-016-0639-9
  10. Vasl, A., Shalom, H., Kadas, GJ, Blaustein, L. 2017. Sedum-annual plant interactions on green roofs: Facilitation, competition and exclusion. Ecological Engineering 108:318-329 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925857417304500
  11. Agra, H., Solodar, A., Levy, S., Bawab, O., Kadas, G.J., Blaustein, L. Greenbaum, N. 2018. Comparing grey water versus tap water and coal ash versus perlite on growth of two plant species on green roofs. Science of the Total Environment 633:1272-1279 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969718310519
  12. Salman, I. and Blaustein, L., 2018. Vegetation Cover Drives Arthropod Communities in Mediterranean/Subtropical Green Roof Habitats. Sustainability, 10(11), p.4209 https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/10/11/4209
  13. Schindler, B.Y., Blaustein, L., Lotan, R., Shalom, H., Kadas, G.J. and Seifan, M., 2018. Green roof and photovoltaic panel integration: Effects on plant and arthropod diversity and electricity production. Journal of environmental management, 225, pp.288-299 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301479718308880
  14. Schindler, B.Y., Vasl, A., Blaustein, L., Gurevich, D., Kadas, G.J. and Seifan, M., 2019. Fine-scale substrate heterogeneity does not affect arthropod communities on green roofs. PeerJ, 7, p.e6445 https://peerj.com/articles/6445/