Jennifer Bousselot, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture at Colorado State University in the College of Agricultural Sciences. She specializes in green roof research on native species evaluations, plant drought tolerance, integration with solar panels and rooftop agrivoltaics.
Jen is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Living Architecture, a longtime member of the Research Committee for Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC), and Board Member of both GRHC and the High Plains Environmental Center. Jen co-coordinates the Colorado Regional Center for Excellence in Living Architecture designated by GRHC.
Jen holds a Ph.D. in horticulture from Colorado State University where she did research on green roofs on the EPA Region 8 Headquarters in Denver. Jen teaches six courses per year at Colorado State University including a graduate level course called Green Roof Culture. She was a technical advisor for the 2017 Green Roof Ordinance in Denver and is currently on the Green Building Ordinance Technical Advisory Committee for the City of Denver. In 2022, Jen will be the lead researcher on two green roofs being built by Colorado State University at the urban agriculture experiment station at the National Western Center in Denver.
Jen has co-authored 15 publications since 2010 with most related to green roofs. Jen has co-authored a book called Common Southwestern Native Plants and is contributing to multiple chapters in the upcoming book Ecoregional Green Roofs.