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Tobias Emilsson

Tobias Emilsson
Researcher // // PhD Technology : Extensive vegetated roofs in Sweden: establishment, development and environmental quality


I am working as a researcher and group leader for the Urban vegetation theme group. I have been running applied research and development projects on green roofs since 2001. I have been working both in academic and commercial environments and find the border between technology, biology and innovation particularly interesting.

I have a broad interest in research and development of products, systems and concepts for creating a green vegetated city. During the last years, I have primarily been focusing on issues related to substrates on different types of green roof systems. I have been actively involved in the development of the Swedish handbook and guidelines for green roof installation that is going to be released during 2017. I have also been running some small research projects on vertical green space, so called green walls. Our latest projects are related to substrates for street trees and developing testbeds for green infrastructure.


I have primarily been teaching subjects related to soil – plant interactions, botany and urban vegetation.


I have been involved in the Augustenborg botanical roof garden and the Scandinavian green roof institute since early 2000.


Researcher at the Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management
Telephone: +4640415061
Postal address:
Box 190
234 22 Lomma
Visiting address: Slottsvägen 5, Alnarp, Alnarp

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