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New Macroinvertebrate Certification

Gerald Shepard earn Western Chriro Certification.Jerry Shepard recently received additional certification to identify western midge taxa (Chironomidae) to the genus level from the Society for Freshwater Science(SFS), formally the North American Benthological Society.  This is the most stringent level of certification offered the field.  This is Jerry's 5th different professional certification from SFS.  These include:

  • Eastern EPT
  • Eastern Chironomidae
  • Eastern General Arthropods
  • Western EPT
  • Western Chironomidae

This makes Jerry one of only six taxonomists in the country to attain five or more different levels of certification. To find out more about Macroinvertebrates or ES&C's laboratory capabilities, please contact Jerry at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .