Research

Photo by Jacqui Geux

Ark in the Park has been the subject of many research projects looking at a range of topics such as the distribution of native species, managing predator control in a mainland island, and the complexity of our forest. 

This has seen us work with researchers from institutions both here in New Zealand and overseas. The Ark has also been studied by several postgraduate students as part of research projects and theses.

Doing research at Ark in the Park

If you are interested in doing research or monitoring at Ark in the Park, please get in touch with us.

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Research library

The following papers and reports were completed at the Ark, and are available to download.

Date
Author(s)
Title
Read or Download
2008

Elisabeth A. Fraser & Mark E. Hauber

(New Zealand Journal of Zoology)

Higher call rates of morepork, Ninox novaeseelandiae, at sites inside an area with ongoing brodifacoum poisoning compared with matched non‐managed sites. Read online (Free PDF)
2011

Andrew Warneford

(MSc thesis. Massey University)

Controlling pests in New Zealand sanctuaries: Varying the spatial distribution of the standard grid system in a mainland conservation project. Thesis (PDF)
2012

Ami Maxwell

(Auckland Council summer studentship)

Arboreal Relative Rat Density vs. Ground Relative Rat Density at Ark in the Park, New Zealand. Report (PDF)
2013

Eruera Nathan

(Report for Ark in the Park and Auckland Council)

Research Summary: The spatial extent of pest management outcomes at Ark in the Park, Waitakere Ranges Regional Park. Summary Report (PDF)
2015

Bruce Calvert

(Ark in the Park volunteer)

Botanical survey of vascular flora at Ark in the Park.

Summary Report (PDF)

Data (Excel)

2015

Iris Clerx

(HAS University of Applied Sciences)

Correlations between rat presence and geographical features. Report (PDF)
2015

Kōkako Recovery Group

(DOC)

Advocacy Guide for North Island Kōkako Report (PDF)
2016

Ark in the Park

Wasp control operation, Ark in the Park, Waitākere Ranges 2016. Report (PDF)
2019

Kōkako Recovery Group

(DOC)

Kōkako Standard Management Techniques Report (PDF)
2020

Erin Grierson and Casey Will

(Auckland Zoo)

2020 kōkako census report.   Report (PDF)
2021

Amanda Rogers and Dave Bryden

(Independent contractors)

2020-21 kōkako nest monitoring report. Report (PDF)
2021

Erin Grierson and Casey Will

(Auckland Zoo)

2021 kōkako census report.  Report (PDF)