Southwest Association of Freshwater Invertebrate Taxonomists

Upcoming Event

SAFIT 2018 Workshop

October 20-21, 2018

2018 SAFIT Workshop

Tiptoeing through Tipuloidea
with Gelhaus and Podeniene

Hosted by

University of California-Davis


SAFIT will hold the 2018 taxonomic workshop at Briggs Hall, UC Davis on the weekend of October 20th-21st, prior to the SAFIT annual board meeting on October 22nd at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area near Davis, and the 25th annual California Aquatic Bioassessment Workgroup (CABW) meetings at the ARC on the UC Davis campus.

The workshop this year will focus on the Tipuloidea and will be presented by Dr. Jon Gelhaus and Dr. Virginia Podeniene of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia. 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.

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.

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