Biogeography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers

Newsletter - The Biogeographer  
Most recent issues: Fall 2022
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Announcements for 2023 AAG - Denver, March 23 - 27
2023 Nominations for Henry Cowles and Parsons Award Sought
2023 Application for the Student Research Grant Proposal Competition
2023 Application for the Student AAG Presentation Competition

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 five elected positions to the BSG leadership. Self-nominations are welcome. Stockton Maxwell, Arvind Bhuta, Tommy Patterson, 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.

We are also seeking a volunteer to assume the duties of BSG newsletter/web page editor.

Please submit nominations for these positions via email to by 17 February 2023. Self- nominations are welcome. Voting will take place between 20 February and 17 March 2023. Election results will be announced at our annual Biogeography Specialty Group board meeting in Denver, CO during the AAG Annual Meeting.
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. Contact Stockton Maxwell for more information.
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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: Dec 12 2022
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