Restoring Native Ecosystems in Urban Auckland: Urban Soils, Isolation, and Weeds as Impediments to Forest Establishment

Sullivan, J.J., C. Meurk, K.J. Whaley and R. Simcock

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New Zealand urban environments are currently dominated by exotic plant species. Restoring native vegetation and its associated native biodiversity in these landscapes is desirable for both cultural and ecological reasons. We report on the first four years of an ongoing vegetation restoration experiment in Waitakere City, Auckland, that addresses four challenges to urban restoration: weeds, Anthropic Soils, attraction of frugivorous birds, and patch isolation.

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Peer-reviewed Article

New Zealand Journal of Ecology