Purpose of the
Benthic Ecology Meeting Society
Benthic Ecology Meeting is a nonprofit organization, established to run a
meeting yearly with the purpose of exchange of scientific information on
benthic ecosystems and to foster the next generation of benthic biologists. The
mission of the BEM is to: promote research in benthic ecosystems; support the
exchange of information about benthic ecology and foster the next generation of
benthic ecologists through student participation. The
BEM is organized exclusively for educational and scientific purposes.
President: Matthew Gilg, University of North Florida
President: Daniel Gleason, Georgia
President-elect: To be determined at 2014 BEM Board Meeting
Governing board consists of the current BEM officers, the previous group of BEM
officers, and four at-large board members elected by the BEM membership.
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