Journal of Undergraduate Research


freshwater aquatic invertebrate identification guide CD, FAIIG


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The Freshwater Aquatic invertebrate Identification Guide (FAIIG) was a computer program created by the C. Riley Nelson lab in 2006 to help students with the identification process of various aquatic invertebrates throughout Utah. It has been used in Bio 100 classes at Brigham Young University to help students successfully identify various aquatic invertebrate specimens from rivers and streams in Utah. The goal of this project was to work on expanding the FAIIG program to include aquatic invertebrates in North America west of the Mississippi River. As well as expanding the breadth of content, we also worked on improving the information available about the orders, families and genera of invertebrates to create a more educational program for use in classrooms as a learning tool.

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