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Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology

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Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology (EECB) is an interdisciplinary doctoral program bringing together faculty and students from multiple departments at the University of Nevada, Reno, the Desert Research Institute and the Great Basin Institute.

Our program provides the opportunity to tailor your graduate education to your interests. You will have a team of mentors to guide you through your scientific endeavors and provide you with a solid foundation in research methods and experimental design. When joining the program from the undergraduate level, you will participate in at least one research rotation that is intended to provide extensive, graduate-level experiences in areas other than your previous specialization.

Our students will have access to departmental laboratories, as well as our research centers: the Conservation Genetics Center, the Nevada Genomics Center, the Whittell Forest and Wildlife Area/Little Valley Field Station and the Valley Road Field Laboratory.

Graduates of our program are well-equipped for careers as scientists and researchers.

Among our research strengths are:

  • Behavioral Ecology
  • Chemical Ecology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Disease Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Genomics and Molecular Ecology
  • Global Change
  • Limnology and Aquatic Ecology
  • Physiological Ecology
  • Plant-Animal Interactions
  • Population and Community Ecology
  • Soil Ecology

Visit the EECB graduate program and find out how to apply.

Students interested in a master’s degree in EECB subject areas may pursue a degree through the department of Biology or the department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences.

Contact Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology Graduate Program

Phone (775) 784-1360
Location Fleischmann Agriculture

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