Southwest Association of Freshwater Invertebrate Taxonomists

Upcoming Event

SAFIT 2019 Workshop

October 19-20, 2019

2019 SAFIT Workshop

Aquatic Hemiptera/Heteroptera, the true bugs
with Dan Polhemus, Bishop Museum

Hosted by

University of California-Davis


SAFIT will hold the 2019 taxonomic workshop at Briggs Hall, Room 122, UC Davis on the weekend of October 19-20, prior to the SAFIT annual board meeting on October 21 at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area near Davis, and the 26th annual California Aquatic Bioassessment Workgroup (CABW) meetings at the ARC on the UC Davis campus on October 22-23.

The workshop this year will focus on the aquatic Hemiptera/Heteroptera and will be presented by Dan Polhemus, the Bishop Museum, Hawaii. There will also be a section on taxonomic updates.

Folks are encouraged to volunteer to provide updates on other taxonomic groups. Please contact Robert Wisseman with your ideas or questions.

Workshop Details


SAFIT Mission

The mission of the Southwest Association of Freshwater Invertebrate Taxonomists (SAFIT) is to promote understanding of the taxonomy and systematics of inland freshwater invertebrates in support of biotic condition of inland aquatic ecosystems of the southwestern United States. Fundamental to this mission is the standardization of identification and reporting of freshwater invertebrate taxa.  SAFIT fosters scientific research, education, and professional development in the environmental sciences, as they pertain to inland freshwater invertebrate taxonomy. To accomplish this mission SAFIT will:

  1. Establish standard taxonomic procedures.
  2. Provide/maintain standard taxonomic effort document.
  3. Facilitate information exchange.
  4. Improve taxonomic QA/QC methods.
  5. Promote scientific and educational programs.

Waterbug Taxonomy