Research Report, held at the National Herbarium of Victoria
What has previously been known of Kara is that she had collected a range of items – particularly ferns, grasses, mosses, lichens and fungi – as well as invertebrates. Over the years figures have been quoted of Kara collecting 160 types of toadstool, and more than 80 types of mosses, as has the significance of her work in discovering two new types of fungi, both of which were named after her – Poria healeyi and Lambertella healeyi. No records of her botanical collecting were gained from the National Museum of Victoria, University of Melbourne or the CSIRO (having been transferred from there to the National Herbarium of Victoria in 2000).
This Report aims to provide insight into the botanical records that have been provided by the National Herbarium of Victoria pertaining to Tarra-Bulga National Park, and in particular to the collection of Kara Healey, in order to update the Park listings of flora.
Royal Botanical Gardens Report (pdf format (786 kb)
Kara Healey Project-Monitoring Project
The purpose of the Kara Healey Project-Monitoring Project is to use ‘time-lapse’ photography of a range of ecosystems within Tarra-Bulga National Park, in order to detect and monitor changes in the ecosystems throughout time. In particular, photography will take place in areas of the Park where certain conditions apply.
To find out more, please take some time to view the full details of the project in the Photo-monitoring (Word file 54 kb).
Detail of the Photo-Monitoring Manual
Aerial view of Photo Monitoring sites
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View Photo Monitoring data collection- Word file (24 kb)