Published:5 March 2018
Source:Auckland Council Research and Evaluation Unit, RIMU
Auckland Council Research and Evaluation Unit research project.
Indigenous forest and wetland restorations are commonly undertaken in Auckland Council parks, as part of new developments and in the creation of ‘green infrastructure’. The use of restoration as a resource management tool has dramatically increased in the past decade. However, to date there has been only limited data collected on how well restored ecosystems mimic natural ones in terms of their species diversity, composition and ecosystem process. Council scientists are investigating the indigenous biodiversity values of a wide range of forest and wetland restorations across the Auckland region, and how these values change over time.
Data collection is ongoing as part of the region-wide plot network that informs our reporting on forest and wetland biodiversity.