Bruce Dvorak is an Associate Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning at Texas A&M University. He conducts research and teaches sustainable site design, planning and construction. Bruce is a member of the Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Research Committee and editorial member of the Journal of Living Architecture. In 2009, Professor Dvorak established the Interdisciplinary Green Roof Research Group at Texas A&M University. Professor Dvorak has published extensively on green roofs and conducts research on green roof and living wall plant viability and biodiversity.

Dvorak is editor of a new book, Ecoregional Green Roofs: Theory and Application in the Western USA and Canada. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-58395-8

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Academic Articles15
  • Park, J., Kim, J., Dvorak, B., & Lee, D. K (2018). The Role of Green Roofs on Microclimate Mitigation Effect to Local Climates in Summer. International Journal of Environmental Research. 12(5), 671-679.
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  • Laminack, K., Dvorak, B., & Volder, A (2014). Substrate Loss is Minimal in Vegetated and Un-vegetated Extensive Roof Modules Over a 14-Month Period. Journal of Living Architecture. 1(4), 1-13.
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  • Li, M. H., Dvorak, B., Luo, Y., & Baumgarten, M (2013). Landscape Performance: Quantified Benefits and Lessons Learned from a Treatment Wetland System and Naturalized Landscapes. Landscape Architecture Frontiers. 1(4), 56-69.
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  • Dvorak, B. D., & Volder, A (2013). Plant establishment on unirrigated green roof modules in a subtropical climate. AoB Plants. 5(0), pls049-pls049.
  • Li, M., Dvorak, B., & Sung, C. Y (2010). Bioretention, Low Impact Development, and Stormwater Management. Agronomy. Aitkenhead-Peterson, J., & Volder, A. (Eds.), Agronomy Monographs. 413-430. American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America.
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Texas A&M University; Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning; 3137 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3137