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.
Meeting Society Officers and Board
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.