BEM Society

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: Mark Butler, Old Dominion University
Past President: John Valentine, Dauphin Island Sea Laboratory
President-Elect: To be determined at 2012 BEM Board Meeting
Secretary: To be determined at 2012 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.

To establish the initial 2012/2013 BEM Board, the at-large board members will be determined from nominations and electronic balloting by the 2011 BEM faculty registrants. Those board members will elect the BEM Treasurer and Secretary for 2012/2013.

Benthic Ecology Meeting History

Benthic Ecology Meeting Constitution
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