2022 Texas Groundwater Invertebrate Forum

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TGIF VIRTUAL MEETING - OCTOBER 21, 2022, FROM 9 AM - 4 PM

WORKSHOP SESSION: OCTOBER 20, 2022, FROM 12 PM - 5 PM


The 4th Annual Texas Groundwater Invertebrate Forum (TGIF) is scheduled to take place on October 21, 2022, from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. A workshop session is scheduled on October 20, 2022, from 12 – 5 pm in San Marcos, TX. The meeting will be virtual and will consist of ten invited talks (15 min with 5 additional min for QA) and coordinated Lightning talks (3 min with 2 min QA).

Registration for the workshop is limited to 10 participants and will involve hands-on experience with: construction, deploying, and recovering driftnets; bou-rouch sampling for hyporheic invertebrates; sample processing, handling, preservation, and curation; and sampling equipment decontamination.  Each participant will keep a driftnet they construct, with materials being provided by EARDC.


Feel free to email: vc05@txstate.edu  with suggestions on topics of interest or speakers.

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Status updates will be posted on our website along with meeting information as it becomes available.


Goal:

To bring together people who are working on subterranean biology so that knowledge and information can be shared and transferred and future efforts to increase knowledge of groundwater ecosystems can be coordinated.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the organizers of TGIF is to encourage collaboration and exchange of ideas and information, and to more efficiently and clearly convey and transfer information to those who need and/or use it.

Problem Statement:

A number of people are currently working on Texas groundwater organisms, however, there is infrequent research coordination and information exchange about the diverse projects and ongoing efforts that can cause barriers for those who want to fully understand groundwater biodiversity, promote efficient dissemination, and effectively use the data for research and management purposes. 

2022 Texas Groundwater Invertebrate Forum Schedule !!!!!!!!!!!COMING SOON!!!!!!

Time (CST) Name Title
Time (CST)
9:00-9:05
Name
Introduction and Moderator: Introduction To Meeting, Reiterate TGIF Mission/Goals, And Zoom Logistics
Time (CST)
9:05-9:25
Name
Time (CST)
9:25-9:45
Name
Time (CST)
9:45-10:05
Name
Time (CST)
10:05-10:25
Name
Time (CST)
10:25-10:45
Name
Time (CST)
10:45-11:05
Name
BREAK / Moderator:
Title
Time (CST)
11:05-11:10
Name
Time (CST)
11:10-11:15
Name
Time (CST)
11:15-11:20
Name
Time (CST)
11:20-11:25
Name
Time (CST)
11:25-11:30
Name
Time (CST)
11:30-11:35
Name
Time (CST)
11:35-11:40
Name
Time (CST)
11:40-11:45
Name
Time (CST)
11:45-11:50
Name
Time (CST)
11:50-11:55
Name
Time (CST)
12:00-1:00
Name
LUNCH
Title
Time (CST)
1:00-1:20
Name
Networking (Breakout Rm)/ Moderator:
Time (CST)
1:20-1:40
Name
Time (CST)
1:40-2:00
Name
Time (CST)
2:00-2:20
Name
Time (CST)
2:20-2:40
Name
BREAK
Title
Time (CST)
2:40-3:25
Name
Time (CST)
3:25-3:45
Name
Time (CST)
4:00-4:05
Name
Closing Remarks
Title

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