Robert Berghage

Associate Professor of Plant Science

Robert Berghage

Research Summary

Environmental plant physiology. Controlled and modified environments for plant growth. Eco-roofs, rooftop greening, and other uses of plants in distributed stormwater management systems.

Huck Affiliations

Publication Tags

Roofs Roof Green Runoff Heat Transfer Heat Snow Mass Transfer Rain Green Roofs Hot Temperature Substrates Heat Flux Volume Substrate Climate Energy Simulation Performance Summer Effect Cold Storage Plant Selection Sedum Planning

Most Recent Papers

NACTA Teaching Tip: Fulfilling on-campus and off-campus extension responsibilities using co-teaching

E Sanchez, Robert Berghage,

Hydroponics Systems. Principles of plant nutrition: essential nutrients, function, deficiency and excess.

Robert Berghage, 2020,

Effect of cold storage on the germination success of four stonecrop species

Kathryn L. McDavid, David L. Sanford, Robert D. Berghage, 2017, HortTechnology on p. 354-357

Curve number and runoff coefficients for extensive living roofs

Elizabeth Fassman-Beck, William Hunt, Robert Berghage, Donald Carpenter, Timothy Kurtz, Virginia Stovin, Bridget Wadzuk, 2016, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering - ASCE

Accumulated snow layer influence on the heat transfer process through green roof assemblies

Mingjie Zhao, Jelena Srebric, Robert D. Berghage, Kevin A. Dressler, 2015, Building and Environment on p. 82-91

Effects of plant and substrate selection on thermal performance of green roofs during the summer

Mingjie Zhao, Paulo Cesar Tabares-Velasco, Jelena Srebric, Sridhar Komarneni, Robert Berghage, 2014, Building and Environment on p. 199-211

Validation of predictive heat and mass transfer green roof model with extensive green roof field data

Paulo Cesar Tabares-Velasco, Mingjie Zhao, Nicole Peterson, Jelena Srebric, Robert Berghage, 2012, Ecological Engineering on p. 165-173

Green roof plant responses to different substrate types and depths under various drought conditions

C. E. Thuring, R. D. Berghage, D. J. Beattie, 2010, HortTechnology on p. 395-401

Evaluating a spreadsheet model to predict green roof stormwater management

A. R. Jarrett, W. F. Hunt, Robert Berghage, Jr., 2008, on p. 252-259

Selecting a green roof media to minimize pollutant loadings in roof runoff

Brett Long, Shirley E. Clark, Katherine H. Baker, Robert Berghage, 2008, on p. 260-274

Most-Cited Papers

Effects of plant and substrate selection on thermal performance of green roofs during the summer

Mingjie Zhao, Paulo Cesar Tabares-Velasco, Jelena Srebric, Sridhar Komarneni, Robert Berghage, 2014, Building and Environment on p. 199-211

Validation of predictive heat and mass transfer green roof model with extensive green roof field data

Paulo Cesar Tabares-Velasco, Mingjie Zhao, Nicole Peterson, Jelena Srebric, Robert Berghage, 2012, Ecological Engineering on p. 165-173

Curve number and runoff coefficients for extensive living roofs

Elizabeth Fassman-Beck, William Hunt, Robert Berghage, Donald Carpenter, Timothy Kurtz, Virginia Stovin, Bridget Wadzuk, 2016, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering - ASCE

Accumulated snow layer influence on the heat transfer process through green roof assemblies

Mingjie Zhao, Jelena Srebric, Robert D. Berghage, Kevin A. Dressler, 2015, Building and Environment on p. 82-91

Effect of cold storage on the germination success of four stonecrop species

Kathryn L. McDavid, David L. Sanford, Robert D. Berghage, 2017, HortTechnology on p. 354-357

Hydroponics Systems. Principles of plant nutrition: essential nutrients, function, deficiency and excess.

Robert Berghage, 2020,