Many studies have been undertaken in New Zealand on estuarine ecosystems and their ecology. The following links are to some examples of that research:
- Ecological impacts of sea couch and saltwater paspalum in Bay of Plenty estuaries by W.B. Shaw and R.B. Allen (DOC Science Internal Series 113).
- Performance of transplanted indigenous salt marsh species, Maketu Estuary by D.O. Bergin (DOC Conservation Advisory Science Notes no. 90)
- Death of mangroves : upper Whangarei Harbour by N.M.U. Clunie (DOC Conservation advisory science notes, No. 32)