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Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology Graduate Program

Our interdisciplinary graduate program brings together faculty and students from a range of departments at the University of Nevada, Reno, the Desert Research Institute and the Great Basin Institute. As a student, you have the opportunity to customize your education to your scientific interests.

Degree & Admissions


Learn about our program of study and core requirements.


Student Doing Field Research

Meet the faculty and students who contribute to our diverse research and our international recognition.


Eschscholzia Californica

Find out more about our research expertise and opportunities for your program specialization.


Chelydra Serpentina

Check out some of your career options with a doctoral degree in the biological sciences.

News and Announcements

EECB alumni and faculty in special issue of ICB

Recent EECB graduates Cynthia Downs, Ned Dochtermann, and Fran Sandmeier help author a special issue on the emerging field of ecoimmunology in the journal Integrative and Comparative Biology (ICB September 2014).


Feldman and co-authors in Science

Chris Feldman joins E. O. Wilson and others in a letter on the importance of specimen-based research and natural history collections (Rocha et al., May 2014).


Parchman Research on Cover of Science

Congratulations to Tom Parchman, co-author of the recent Science cover article on speciation in stick insects (Soria-Carrasco et al., May 2014).

 Black Brant

Jim Sedinger Awarded as an Outstanding Mentor

Congratulations to Jim Sedinger on the Western Section of the Wildlife Society's 2014 Barrett A. Garrison Outstanding Mentor Award for sustained contributions to the wildlife profession through development of students and young professionals.

Learn more about Jim's research.

Events, Colloquia, EcoLunches

Contact Us

Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology Graduate Program (0314)

Lee Dyer, Program Director

1664 N. Virginia Street

Reno, NV 89557

Phone (775) 784-1360

Max Fleischmann Agriculture Building, 142

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