Ecosystems in New Zealand

Above the Rees and Dart Valleys, South Island. Photographer: John Sawyer

An ecosystem is a community of plants, animals and microorganisms that function together as a unit along with their environment. They can be as large as an ocean or rain forest or as small as a pond or rotting log. 

Information is provided here about New Zealand's plant communities, Important Plant Areas in New Zealand and plants lists for sites.

Plants communities and ecosystems

NZ Important Plant Areas

Plant Lists For Sites

This page last updated on 17 Nov 2012