Taxonomic Certification Opportunity in North Carolina

May 16
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Taxonomic Certification Opportunity in North Carolina

May 16 All day

Philopotamidae (fingernet caddisflies)

What: Aquatic insect ecology workshop with an opportunity to take taxonomic certification exams.
When: Course runs May 13 through 16, 2024; Taxonomic Certification Program exams will be offered on May 16.
Where: Laurel Community Center, 4100 NC 212 Highway, Marshall, NC 28753.

Aquatic Insect Ecology Workshop

Aquatic insects (benthic macroinvertebrates) play key roles in many regulatory water quality programs in North Carolina and the Southeast. These insects have been used by regulatory agencies to assess water pollution and trends in stream health since the mid-1970s. Many metrics have been developed to make the use of these data effective and understandable to non-biologists.

Benthic insects are proposed as tools for the determination of stream restoration effectiveness and project prioritization by regulatory agencies. Despite the value of this group of organisms in regulatory programs, very little is generally known about these insects as valuable regulatory tools. This workshop series will introduce participants to the ecology and taxonomy of aquatic insects.

Level 2 workshop is geared to environmental professionals:

  • Local, state, and federal aquatic ecologists; interagency review teams.
  • Biologists with environmental consulting firms.
  • Faculty and students with aquatic emphasis.
  • Managers with citizen science programs.

If you would like to take an exam at this event, please fill out the Taxonomic Certification Exam Interest Form*. For more information, visit the Schedule an Exam page.

* This link may be blocked by some firewalls. If you cannot reach it, please email to register.

Laurel Community Center

4100 NC 212 Highway
Marshall, North Carolina 28753 United States
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