In the islands of the Pacific, native plant species are under intense pressure from climate change.
Some, like the koala, are being hunted to extinction, while others, like coconut palms and coconut bark, are flourishing.
But even though many native plants are disappearing, they are not yet gone entirely.
In the past few years, scientists have uncovered a whole new suite of plant species that have survived in the wild despite threats from climate.
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To get a sense of the diversity of the koalas’ world, scientists looked at the plants that they could find in the region.
These included the wild-living plants that live on islands, and the plants which are considered to be invasive species, like koi, orchid, bamboo, and kiwi.
Some were native to the islands themselves, and some were introduced to the region from elsewhere.
The researchers found that there are more than 400 plant species in the islands.
Many of these species were introduced in the past 10 years, and there are also species that are being lost.
There are more plants in tropical regions than in the temperate regions.
This includes some species of plants that were previously considered to have been native to New Zealand.
For example, many species of kiwis are native to Northland.
But these are now in the tropical regions, and researchers now believe that they are becoming more common there.
This study builds on previous work by another group of researchers, which discovered that many species in New Zealand have changed their habitats.
They have also found a number of species that were native and were now invasive.
The team also found that many of these plants have been around for many generations, so there is a long time of ecological evolution between them.
There is still a lot we don’t know about these plants, and many are difficult to distinguish from one another.
The scientists say that they hope that their work will help conservation efforts in the future.
They also want to be able to identify species that could be reintroduced into New Zealand to make it more like their home.
They want to make sure that the New Zealand Koala Trust does a good job of identifying species that they believe are not native to its islands.
They plan to make the plant lists public once they are complete.
It is important that New Zealanders recognise the biodiversity of the islands and help to conserve it.
The authors of the study are from the University of Waikato, and were supported by the Natural Environment Research Council and the Ministry of Primary Industries.
This article was originally published on New Scientist.
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