The Society of Nematologists is an world-wide organization established to advance the science of nematology in both its fundamental and economic features. To serve this purpose, the Society of Nematologists acts as a support for the exchange of info, holds regular meetings, and promotes and spreads knowledge in all phases of nematology. The Society operates on a non-profit basis exclusively for the accomplishment of these educational and scientific goals. Nematodes are plentiful multicellular animals on the earth. They occur accurately everywhere – in soil and mouldy matter from the poles to the tropics, in all types of plant life, in the bodies of almost all animals, with humans, and in insects. Living in such varied environments as the sand and mud of the ocean bottom, stony mountain soils, and dry polar deserts are millions of nematodes per square meter.
Nematodes are non-segmented roundworms with whole sensory, digestive, excretory, and reproductive systems but not all are microscopic. Nematodes are important elements of ecosystems but most have no direct effect on humans. In many places people still suffering from diseases such as elephantiasis, river blindness, and hookworm, caused by nematodes. In most places, the effect on humans is indirect. The study of these little-known but hugely important creatures is the life’s work of nematologists. Nematologists are hardly found in a “Department of Nematology,” but are found throughout many disciplines depends on the nature of the organisms they study.Read More»