Southwest Association of
Freshwater Invertebrate Taxonomists
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:
Establish standard taxonomic procedures.
Provide & maintain standard taxonomic effort docs.
Promote scientific and educational programs.
Facilitate information exchange.
Improve taxonomic QA/QC methods.
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NEW SAFIT STE Level 2A
Progressing from Genus to Subfamily in Chironomid Midge Identification.
SAFIT STE Level 1
Offering genus-level identifications, this level specializes in categorizing chironomid midges up to the family level.
SAFIT STE Level 2
Diving deeper, Level 2 focuses on genus and species identifications, specifically detailing chironomid midges categorized into genus/species groups.
SAFIT STE Level 2A
Going beyond, Level 2A fine-tunes identifications to the subfamily level for chironomid midges’ genus/species. This level plays a crucial role in…