Nematodes are the most abundant multicellular animals on the face of the earth. They occur literally
everywhere - in soil and decaying matter from the poles to the tropics, in all forms of plant life, in the bodies of almost all animals,
including humans, and in insects. The Society of Nematologists (SON) is an international organization formed to advance the science of
nematology in both its fundamental and economic aspects. To serve this purpose, SON acts as an agency for the exchange of information,
holds regular meetings, and promotes and extends knowledge in all phases of nematology. The Society operates on a nonprofit basis
exclusively for the accomplishment of these educational and scientific goals.