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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

See a full listing of EECB news.


Leonard Lab is in the news again!

Check out Anne Leonard and Jacob Francis on NPR discussing buzz-pollinated plants and their research on this unique evolutionary strategy.


EECB professor recognized for excellence in research

Congrats to Dr. Vladimir Pravosudov who was recently awarded the 2016 Mousel Feltner Award for Excellence in Research by the UNR College of Science. Vladimir studies animal behaviour and behavioural ecology with an emphasis on cognition and works with chickadees, one of the most charismatic members of the local fauna.

Events, Colloquia, EcoLunches

See a full listing of EECB events.

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

Fleischmann Agriculture, 142

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