About Us


Explore the World of Freshwater Invertebrates with SAFIT

Welcome to the Southwest Association of Freshwater Invertebrate Taxonomists (SAFIT) website—a hub for scientists and citizen volunteers collaborating to standardize the taxonomy of inland freshwater invertebrates in the southwestern United States. Our mission is to advocate for standardized taxonomy, bolstering biotic assessments of aquatic ecosystems in the region.

Here, we aim to keep you informed about standard taxonomic protocols, upcoming workshops, meetings, and relevant literature titles. We invite your input—share ideas, propose workshop topics, or contribute news to benefit fellow taxonomists.

SAFIT operates as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, ensuring your membership dues and donations are tax-exempt.

Join us in advancing freshwater invertebrate taxonomy.