ASC-WA Tour of the WA Herbarium

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Western Australian Conservation Science Centre

17 Dick Perry Avenue

Kensington, WA 6151


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Join us on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Western Australian Herbarium with Collections Manager Karina Knight. Drinks and nibblies will be provided prior to the tour (from 5.30pm) with the tour commencing at 6.00pm and taking around 1-1.5 hours. Stay for networking and further refreshments after the tour.

Enter through the front door of the Western Australian Conservation Science Centre, 17 Dick Perry Drive, Kensington – follow the signs to Reception. Drinks/nibbles will be served in the atrium just inside the front door.


Karina Knight is the Collections Manager of the WA Herbarium, based at the Department of Parks and Wildlife in Kensington. She is responsible for the curation of the state collection of fungi, lower plant groups and the vascular flora holdings. This involves managing the specimen mounting and incorporation programs, managing the liaison between database entry staff and curators to ensure that the names on herbarium specimens and species folders are in agreement with the census of WA flora and fungi. Karina is also responsible for the incoming and external loan program including duplicate distribution and for the management and maintenance of the storage facility to ensure the permanent preservation of the specimens. This includes ensuring the specimens are safe and housed adequately with particular attention to temperature, humidity, fire, insect pest exclusion and visitor access. Karina manages the Herbarium Volunteer Program and supervises the Herbarium Identification Service. Karina has a BSc (Biology) from Murdoch University and a Business Diploma from Challenger Tafe.

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