Purpose of the Benthic Ecology Meeting Society 


The 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.


Benthic Ecology Meeting Society Officers and Board 

President:  Matthew Gilg, University of North Florida

Past President:  Daniel Gleason, Georgia Southern University

President-elect:  To be determined at 2014 BEM Board Meeting

Governing Board 

The 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.