Society for Island Biology

Become an official SIB member!

Dear island biologists,
We finally did it! As the president of the Society of Island Biology, José María Fernández Palacios, informed the participants of the Island Biology 2023 meeting in Lipari (Aeolian Islands, Italy), the SIB is now an officially registered society with seat in La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain. Therefore, we'd like to use the momentum created by the fantastic conference in Lipari to welcome island biologists from around the world to become members of the SIB. Joining the SIB will help the island community grow, strengthen the ties among island biologists from around the world and give you benefits for future conferences (e.g., conference fee reductions, grants for PhD students, participation in online seminars, and participation in the election of the new SIB board). Since we are a young society, the board has agreed to use the membership to fund a part-time officer who will manage memberships as well as the communication of the society (email list, webpage, social media, webinars, etc.). In the future, we are planning to use membership fees to subsidize society activities such as workshops, and conferences scholarships targeted especially at early-career researchers and island biologists from underrepresented regions.

The annual membership fees for the society are structured according to your net income. Please note that students are defined as undergraduate, graduate and PhD students. Possibilities to become a benefactor, memberships for organizations and lifetime memberships (only paid once!) exist as well:


Euros / year





Regular (based on income)




20.000 – 40.000€










Lifetime membership


Please transfer the memberhsip fees to the bank account of the Society of Island Biology at Caixa Bank in Tenerife stating the following: firstname_surname_SIB membership 2023 and confirm the payment with a receipt sent to In case your bank charges additional fees for the transaction, please make sure that the full amount of the membership fee reaches the SIB bank account! 

The SIB accound information is the following:
IBAN: ES32 2100 6722 6602 0041 3807

Please note that only members of the SIB registered before September 30th 2023 may run for office and vote in the upcoming board election that will be held by the end of this year. More information on the upcoming elecition will follow soon!

In case of any questions, please contact or the SIB treasurer Lea de Nascimento ( directly. Currently, becoming a member of the SIB is only possible via a direct bank transfer as described above, but we are working on a way to do this on our homepage. More information will soon be online on


p.s. We are working on a possibility to pay via PayPal but at the moment a bank transfer is the only option to pay the membership fees!