Group History 

The study of Isopoda and Myriapoda in North and Central America has been historically neglected, resulting in a significant gap in our understanding of their biology, ecology, and distribution. To address this issue, Nathan Jones and Sequoia Wrens founded the American Isopod and Myriapod Group (AIMG) on October 1, 2022.  The AIMG was established with the mission of bridging the knowledge gap surrounding North and Central American Isopoda and Myriapoda by gathering and disseminating information about these understudied arthropods. To accomplish this goal, Nathan Jones and Sequoia Wrens enlisted the support of seven other professional and amateur scientists to assist in the group's formation.  Initially, the AIMG operated through a Discord server, but on January 1, 2023, the group launched a website to make the information they had gathered more widely accessible. The website provides comprehensive information on the taxonomy, biology, and distribution of Isopoda and Myriapoda in North and Central America, along with resources for identification, conservation, and research.  

The AIMG's ultimate aim is to serve as a comprehensive guide to North American Isopods, providing an invaluable resource for scientists, educators, and naturalists interested in studying this understudied group of arthropods. We believe that through our efforts, we can contribute to a deeper understanding of these fascinating creatures and encourage further research into their biology and ecology.