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About the Benthic Ecology Meeting Society
The Benthic Ecology Meeting Society (BEMS) is a non-profit 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 BEMS 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. BEMS is organized exclusively for educational and scientific purposes.
BEMS board (2015-2016):
David Carlon, President
Ladd Johnson, Past-president
Donald Behringer, Secretary
Pablo Munguia, Joseph Pawlik & Nicole Fogarty, Members-at-large
David Carlon and Steven Allen
David Carlon, Bob Steneck, Graham Sherwood & Sarah Kingston
Registration & communications:
Sponsors, scheduling & scientific program:
Steven Allen , David Carlon and Sarah Kingston
Web development & social/digital media:
Steven Allen & Sarah Kingston
Eric Heupel and Sarah Kingston
Elizabeth Halliday, Rosemary Armstrong, Steven Allen
Administration and finances:
James Kelly , Ann Ostwald, Tony Sprague, Rosemary Armstrong & Steven Allen
Special "Thank You" to our session moderators, judges and our small regiment of local student volunteers!
Finally, THANK YOU to our sponsors (click here)
Past BEM LOGOS
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Past BEMS Presidents
Past President (2014-2015): Ladd Johnson, L'Université Lava
Past president (2013-2014): Matthew Gilg, University of North Florida
Past president (2012-2013): Daniel Gleason, Georgia Southern University
Past president (2011-2012): Mark Butler, Old Dominion University
Past president (2010-2011): John Valentine, Dauphin Island Sea Laboratory