AUT Living Laboratories

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) (2019)

The research objective of the AUT Living Laboratories project is to fill knowledge gaps for planting the right trees on the right site for the right purpose. In particular, the Living Laboratories is focused on (a) optimal planting regimes for native restoration objectives as ‘nature-based solutions’ to climate change; and (b) effective engagement models for landowners, especially Māori landowners, who have aspirations to establish old-growth native forest. Quantitative and qualitative data will be generated through the process of establishing two demonstration sites in Auckland / Tāmaki Makaurau area.