Southwest Association of Freshwater Invertebrate Taxonomists

Upcoming Event

SAFIT 2017 Workshop

October 21-22, 2017

2017 SAFIT Workshop

Taxonomic Workshop

Hosted by

University of California-Davis


SAFIT will hold the 2017 taxonomic workshop at Briggs Hall, Bohart Museum, UC Davis on the weekend of October 21st - 22nd, 2017, prior to the SAFIT annual board meeting on October 23rd at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area near Davis, and the 24th annual California Aquatic Bioassessment Workgroup (CABW) meetings at the ARC on the UC Davis campus on October 24th - 25th.

Anchoring the workshop will be Jeff Webb of Rhithron Associates presentation and distribution of a fully illustrated key and diagnostic atlas for the western North American Baetidae.

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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