Biogeography Specialty Group
of the
Association of American Geographers


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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.

BSG Officers & Information:

Newsletter and Officers:

  The Biogeographer: Official BSG Newsletter Updated
    Officers: Current and Past 

Winners of BSG Awards and Competitions:

     Henry Cowles Award (Excellence in  Publication)
     James J. Parsons Distinguished Career Award 
     Student Research Grant Competition
     Student Paper Competition

BSG Business:

     Minutes from the 2013 BSG Business Meeting  
     BSG Bylaws


Call for Nominations - 2016 BSG Board Elections New

The Biogeography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers invites nominations for board members. During this election cycle, we will elect two new BSG Board members to take the place of Carissa Brown and Joy Fritschle. Additionally, the student representative position on the board, currently held by Chris Kaase, is also open for nominations. Service as board members is for two years, and the student representative serves for one year. Please send nominations for any of these three positions to Joy Fritschle at no later than January 31, 2016. Also, please specify the position of interest for each nomination. Voting will take place between Monday, February 8 and Monday, March 7, 2016. Election results will be announced at our annual BSG specialty group board meeting in San Francisco.

Announcements for the 2016 AAG Meeting Updated
       2015 BSG Student Research Grant Competition
(check back soon for the 2016 announcement)
       2016 BSG Student Paper Award Competition
       2015 AAG: List of BSG-sponsored Sessions  (Will be posted when it's available!!)

Call for Judges - Student Paper Competition at 2016 AAG Updated

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. If you are able to serve as a judge for either competition, please contact Dr. Carissa Brown (


Professional Organizations:

     Association of American Geographers
     The International Biogeography Society
     International Association for Landscape Ecology


Educational Resources:

    Biogeography Course Webpages and Teaching Resources  
In progress
    Graduate Work in Biogeography   In progress


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