Institut für Evolution und Ökologie

Razan Al-Hmoud

GIS mapping of urban biodiversity on green roofs in Amman Jordan

We use Amman, one of the least "green" cities world-wide as a test case for green roof benefits. Green space is about 2.5 m2/ capita, and consequently, urban biodiversity is very low.

Here, we evaluate the potential of urban green space (roofs and balconies) as a function of geographical, managemental, and socio-economical aspects.  

Specifically, we study the impact of roof/balcony size and isolation, as well as of distance to noise and pollution on animal diversity on private roofs/balconies.