Ohio University

Research Projects

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    Our sensors capture data on particulate matter that will help us analyze how green infrastructure affects air quality.

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    Green roofs lower temperatures of the roof and air while shading by plants reduces exposure to Ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

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    The roof was designed to help us measure just how much water is absorbed and released by the green roof.

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    Plants offer habitat and food for a variety of living organisms, including pollinators and other arthropods.

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    Microbes - bacteria, archaea, protists, and fungi - promote healthy soil and plants on the green roof.

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    The green roof was seeded with a mix of perennial meadow plants that can survive our local climate and support other native species.