SAFIT 2017 Workshop
October 21-22, 2017
University of California-Davis
Bohart Museum, Briggs Hall, Room 122
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.
Updates and recent literature on a variety of other taxonomic groups in the works are:
Hirudinea: John Pfeiffer of EcoAnalysts
Gastropoda: John Pfeiffer of EcoAnalysts
Crustacea: Matt Hill of EcoAnalysts
Ephemeroptera: Jeff Webb of Rhithron Associates
Plecoptera: Jon Lee of Jon Lee Consulting
Corydalidae: Matt Cover of California State-Stanislaus
Trichoptera: Robert Wisseman of Aquatic Biology Associates, Inc.
Elmidae: Sean Sullivan of Rhithron Associates and Bill Shepard (retired)
Folks are encouraged to volunteer to provide updates on other taxonomic groups. Please contact Robert Wisseman email@example.com with your ideas.
Cost to Attend*:
SAFIT Members: $300
*You must be an active member of SAFIT for 2017 at the time of registration to register for the workshop at the reduced fee.
If you are interested in attending, please contact Wendy Willis firstname.lastname@example.org
We have room for 40 participants in this workshop and these seats will be filled on a first come first serve basis. We will accept participants up to the day of the workshop or until all seats are filled. To ensure your place in this workshop, please send registration payments by September 30th, 2017. You may register online using PayPal (preferred method) or by sending your registration form and payment to:
700 Festivo Street
Oxnard, CA 930301
Please make checks payable to “SAFIT” in US dollars
If you have any questions about this workshop please contact Wendy Willis at email@example.com.
Special Information for Students:
SAFIT has a policy of supporting students in the field of freshwater invertebrate taxonomy. Therefore, SAFIT has reserved up to five seats for currently enrolled full time students whose research includes aquatic Coleoptera or related invertebrates. Registration fees (normally $300 for members and $400 for non-members) for these students will be entirely waived, in exchange for assistance in the setup before and the cleanup following the workshop.
If you are interested in attending this workshop at no cost, please submit a short statement (no more than 500 words) to the SAFIT Secretary (Wendy Willis: firstname.lastname@example.org). The statement should include the following:
- Indicate the name of your school, expected year of completion, and the name of your major advisor.
- Explain how this workshop relates to your current research interests and/or your future career goals. Although a formal prospectus is not necessary, please provide details about your research questions and hypotheses that you intend to explore.
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