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The Potential of Living Walls to Host Pollinator Habitat
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Pollinator biodiversity and abundance is an ecosystem service vital for humans, provisioning a range of essential goods including food, fibre and medicines. Despite this, pollinators are under threat and are experiencing global declines. Habitat loss is a driving force behind such declines and, as such, the potential to provision more pollinator habitat is of interest. Currently, urban areas host abundant unused space in the forms of roofs and walls, which could be utilized to provision some pollinators with additional forage, and possibly nesting sites, without compromising human use of the land. While several studies exist regarding the habitat potential of living roofs, the impact of living walls on biodiversity is little studied. This paper sets out a theoretical approach on whether living walls could be used to host pollinator habitat by surveying living wall manufacturers regarding the physical properties of the living wall systems they use and their plant choice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 62
Series
Examensarbete vid Institutionen för geovetenskaper, ISSN 1650-6553 ; 2019/39
Keywords [en]
Sustainable development, biodiversity, pollinators, living walls, urban greening
National Category
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-388127OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-388127DiVA, id: diva2:1331744
Educational program
Master Programme in Sustainable Development
Presentation
2019-05-22, Geocentrum, Villavägen 16, Uppsala, 12:10 (English)
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Available from: 2019-08-15 Created: 2019-06-27 Last updated: 2019-08-15Bibliographically approved

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