Published:5 March 2018
Source:Auckland Council Research and Evaluation Unit, RIMU
Auckland Council Research and Evaluation Unit research project.
RIMU scientists are investigating the diversity and abundance of native plants and birds, animal pests, and plant pests (weeds) in a representative network of indigenous forest remnants located throughout the Auckland metropolitan area. Sampling is plot and transect based. Repeat measures allow us to investigate changes over time and the impact of active management (e.g. pest control, weed removal and restoration planting) by council and community groups on biodiversity values.
Data collection is ongoing as part of the region-wide plot network that informs our reporting on forest biodiversity.