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Frequently Asked Questions 

 

 

Login Credentials: 

What is my username?

What do I do if I can't remember my password?

Membership:

How can I find my member ID number?

Why does it say my membership expires on 1 December, 1969?

I just renewed my membership, why does it still say my membership has expired? 

How do I know if it is time to renew my membership?

If I’m already a member, will my dues go up with the new system on 30 June?

How do I get a certificate of membership?

I’m new to conservation science and do not yet work in the conservation biology.  Should I become an SCB Member or a Friend of SCB?  How can being a member help me?

What are the benefits to becoming a member of SCB?

Regional Sections/Working Groups/Chapters:

Can I only join the Section that I live or work in?

I’m trying to join a Section or Working Group, but when I click Next, it doesn’t add me to the Section or Working Group. What should I do?

How can I start an SCB Chapter in my area?

I wanted to change the Regional/Working Group I'm in. Is this possible? How do I achieve this?

Committees: 

I want to get more involved with SCB. How do I join a committee?

Voting:

How do I know when a Group or BOG election is happening? 

Subscriptions:

Can I subscribe to Conservation Biology for multiple years to get a discount like two and three year memberships?

 

 

Q: How can I find my member ID number?

A: Your member ID number is on your member homepage. Just log in, and it is towards the bottom of the blue box on the right. Here’s a diagram showing exactly where to find it.

 

Q: Why does it say my membership expires on 1 December, 1969?

A: This is a numeric placeholder. Your expiration date will update as soon as SCB settles your payment information, which usually happens within 24 hours of your transaction (unless it’s a weekend).

 

Q: I just renewed my membership, why does it still say my membership has expired?

A: Your expiration date will update as soon as SCB settles your payment information, which usually happens within 24 hours of your transactions, unless it’s a weekend. If it’s a weekend, it will display your correct expiration date by Monday.

 

Q: How do I know if it’s time to renew my membership?

A: You can log in to the SCB Member Home Page to see when your membership is current through and if it needs to be renewed.

 

 

Q: Can I only join the Section that I live or work in?

A: No!  You can join up to two Sections, neither of which needs to be the Section you live or work in.  Feel free to join any Section that is doing conservation work you are interested in.

 

 

Q: I’m trying to join a Section or Working Group, but when I click Next, it doesn’t add me to the Section or Working Group. What should I do?

A: When joining a Section or Working Group, please make sure to click “Add” after you make the selection in the dropdown menu, before you click Next.

 

 

Q: How do I get a certificate of membership?

A: Email membership@conbio.org to get your certificate of membership to SCB.

 

Q: How do I know when a Group or BOG election is happening?

A: You can go to the SCB Member Home Page to see any ongoing elections that you are eligible to vote in.

 

 

Q: I want to get more involved with SCB. How do I join a committee?

A: Please e-mail the committee chair (this information is available on the committee pages) to find out more about joining a committee.

 

 
Q: If I’m already a member, will my dues go up with the new system on 30 June?

A: No, the new membership dues structure will only impact new and renewing members. Your dues will not go up until you renew your membership. If you are already a Lifetime member, the new membership structure will not affect you at all.

 

 

Q: Can I subscribe to Conservation Biology for multiple years to get a discount like two and three year memberships?

A: Yes, there is a 5% discount for subscribing to Conservation Biology for two years at a time and a 10% discount for subscribing for three years.

 

 

Q: I’m new to conservation science and do not yet work in the conservation biology.  Should I become an SCB Member or a Friend of SCB?  How can being a member help me?

A: If you’re pursuing a career in conservation biology or preparing to pursue a career in conservation biology, being a member of SCB will allow you to meet other conservation professionals and may connect you with a mentor to help you get involved in conservation.  If you are not currently working or planning to work in the field of conservation, but still support conservation or want to be involved in SCB in some way, becoming a Friend of SCB is an excellent way to support the conservation of Earth’s biological diversity.

 

 

Q: What are the benefits to becoming a member of SCB?

A: There are numerous benefits including discounts on publications and conferences, access to our member expertise database, networking and career opportunities. Please have a look at the numerous member benefits here.

 

 

Q: How can I start an SCB Chapter in my area?

A: Please go here for more information about how to start a Local Chapter.

 


Q: What is my username?

A: Your username is the e-mail address that is associated with your SCB account. 

Q: What do I do if I can't remember my password?


A: You can reset your password. If you are still having issues, please send an e-mail to: membership@conbio.org
 

Q: I wanted to change the Regional/Working Group I'm in. Is this possible? How do I achieve this?

A: You can join as mainy working groups as you want, but can only join 2 regional sections. If you would like to see which ones you are in you can click here. You can change or delete the groups you are in by clicking the 'add' and 'remove' buttons to the right of each group you are in.