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 Institutes Affiliations

Publication Tags

Roofs Roof Heat Transfer Runoff Rain Snow Mass Transfer Temperature Green Roofs Hot Temperature Learning Substrates Heat Flux Stormwater Heat Substrate Surface Temperature Climate Summer Sedum Performance Effect Germination Cold Storage Moisture

Most Recent Papers

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

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

Curve number and runoff coefficients for extensive living roofs

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

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

Mingjie Zhao, Jelena Srebric, Robert Berghage, Jr., 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, Jr., 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, Jr., 2012, Ecological Engineering on p. 165-173

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

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

Capturing consumer preferences and interests in developing a state plant promotional program

Rebecca H. Wehry, Kathleen Marie Kelley, Robert Berghage, Jr., James C. Sellmer, 2007, HortScience on p. 574-580

Stormwater mitigation and surface temperature reduction by green roofs

J. C. DeNardo, A. R. Jarrett, H. B. Manbeck, D. J. Beattie, Robert Berghage, Jr., 2005, Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers on p. 1491-1496

Using intercept and telephone survey methods to assess consumer awareness and purchasing of pennsylvania gardener selects

Rebecca H. Wehry, Kathleen Marie Kelley, Robert Berghage, Jr., James C. Sellmer, 2005, HortTechnology on p. 157-163

The Pennsylvania State University Medieval Garden

Martin McGann, Robert Berghage, Jr., 2004, HortTechnology on p. 155-160

High-Impact Papers

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

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

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, Jr., 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, Jr., 2012, Ecological Engineering on p. 165-173

Curve number and runoff coefficients for extensive living roofs

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

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

Mingjie Zhao, Jelena Srebric, Robert Berghage, Jr., 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 Lee Sanford, Robert Berghage, Jr., 2017, HortTechnology on p. 354-357