The impact of fire, in oldgrowth forest of the Walpole-Nornalup National Park, on short-range
endemic invertebrates and their forest floor communities.
All litter community species collected will be incorporated into the Nuyts Collection. The sorting and identification methodology will follow Oliver and Beattie 1996, Van Heurck et. al. 2000, and McKenzie et. al. 2002.
To date a group of 10 volunteers lead by the volunteer Collection Curator (Jacky Manning) have identified over 300 morphospecies from thousands of collected specimens.
It is estimated that at least 700 morphospecies (> 10,000 specimens) will be collected and incorporated into the Nuyts Collection. Several individuals of each of these morphospecies will be incorporated into the Nuyts Collection for use as a reference collection for the current survey. In future it is planned to house the Nuyts Collection in the local Discovery Centre for continued reference and expansion by the local community, ecology researchers and for the use of specialist taxonomists. All other specimens of each morphospecies will be lodged with the Western Australian Museum for species determination, validation and description.