Biogeography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers

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Announcements for 2023 AAG - Denver, March 23 - 27 (forthcoming)
2022 Nominations for Henry Cowles and Parsons Award Sought
2022 Application for the Student Research Grant Proposal Competition
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To request BSG sponsorship for a 2023 AAG session in Denver, send an email to the current BSG Chair, Stockton Maxwell (
Current BSG Business
Call for Nominations - 2023 BSG Board Elections
The Biogeography Specialty Group of the AAG invites nominations for elected positions to the BSG leadership. Self-nominations are welcome. During this election cycle, we will elect two new board members. Arvind Bhuta and Danielle Haskett Jennings are finishing their term as board members. Additionally, the graduate student representative position is open for nominations. Service as board member is for two years, and the student representative serves for one year. The student representative is eligible to recieve a subsidy to attend AAG, and will be expected to organize a special session, plan a field trip, or another activity approved by the BSG Board.

Please submit nominations when the call for submissions goes out in the Fall 2022 semester.. Voting will take place in January and February of 2023. Election results will be announced at our annual Biogeography Specialty Group board meeting at the 2023 AAG Meeting in Denver.

Call for Judges - Student Paper Competition at 2023 AAG
We're looking for judges to evaluate the student paper competition. It is a great way to familiarize yourself with up-and-coming biogeographers, give valuable feedback on their research, and provide a service to the BSG. Look for the call for judges closer to AAG 2023.
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The mission of the Biogeography Specialty Group (BSG) is to promote interactions between biogeographers, stimulate active research and teaching development in biogeography, and facilitate the exchange of ideas. Please contact any of the officers for suggestions and comments.
Last updated: June 1 2022
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