About the Taxonomic Certification Program


The Taxonomic Certification Program was developed by the North American Benthological Society (now the Society for Freshwater Science) in response to requests from several state and federal government agencies involved in environmental regulation and monitoring as well as by individuals involved in both basic and applied scientific research.

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