Texas Groundwater Invertebrate Forum

Mark your calendar! This year's 2024 TGIF will be "in-person" and is scheduled for November 8, 2024

If you are interested in presenting or know of someone, please email us at vc05@txstate.edu
The meeting will be held at the Dunbar Recreational Center.
Dunbar Park
801 Martin Luther King Dr.
San Marcos, Tx. 78666

Click directions to input starting point and view route to meeting destination.

We are always open to suggestions for topics, comments and thoughts on meeting or any constructive criticism you would like to share. Please send all responses to vc05@txstate.edu 

  • Amelia Hunter - US Fish and Wildlife Service - Austin Ecological Services Field Office
    Randy Gibson - US Fish and Wildlife Service – San Marcos Aquatic Resources Center
    Kathryn Perez - University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley
    Elizabeth Borda - Texas A&M University - San Antonio
    Fernando Calderon-Gutierrez - Texas A&M - San Antonio
    Benjamin Schwartz - Edwards Aquifer Research & Data Center
    Benjamin Hutchins - Edwards Aquifer Research & Data Center
    Victor Castillo III - Edwards Aquifer Research & Data Center
    Ashley Cottrell - Edwards Aquifer Research & Data Center
    Rachael Lindsey - Hill Country Conservancy
    Roni Maddox - University of Texas at San Antonio student






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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.


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.


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.