Tagged: kauri

Thirsty trees and water yields: Vegetation, water and a changing climate - Waiology

Waiology Oct 23, 2014

By Cate Macinnis-Ng Future climate projections predict that some parts of New Zealand will become drier with droughts being more severe and frequent. This is particularly true for the north and eastern parts of the country. We know that soil moisture availability will decline due to reductions in rainfall and increased evaporative demand will lead to faster transfer of … Read More

New drought response found in kauri trees - Infrequently Asked Questions

Lynley Hargreaves Jun 04, 2014

Like the Lorax, the University of Auckland’s Cate Macinnis-Ng speaks for the trees. A plant ecophysiologist, she translates how kauri trees respond to drought based on probes, loggers, and sensors. Dr Macinnis-Ng explains how her Marsden-funded research can help inform both the past and the future of these giants of Northland’s forests. Why did you choose to work on … Read More