Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Allan Herbarium Services

Image - P Heenan

Image - P Heenan

Flora services cover just about everything relating to native and introduced plants in New Zealand. The ecology of plants forms large part of our research, and we are custodians of several nationally significant biological collections and databases.

Biodiversity refers to the diversity of native species (including genetic diversity), communities and ecosystems in the environment. The term also covers the complex environmental processes that affect the make up of communities, and the way in which communities affect their environment e.g., nutrient cycling, purifying water and air.

Effective restoration projects are not just about planting trees; the ultimate goal is to restore protect biodiversity processes.

Some of the biggest threats to both our natural heritage and export industries are introduced weeds. Our services include risk assessments, distributions and identifications.