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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.

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New book on Lepidoptera research

EECB faculty members Drs. Lee Dyer and Matt Forister have assembled a new book, The Lives of Lepidopterists, which brings a general audience in touch with the lives of scientists through beautifully written vignettes of life in the field and stories of exciting discoveries by leading lepidopterists.  Congrats, Matt and Lee!

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Museum of Natural History releases new website

The UNR Museum of Natural History, directed and curated primarily by EECB faculty, reached a major landmark by releasing a new public website.  This important resource will facilitate use of the research collections by the broader scientific community, and will allow K-12 classes, clubs, and other groups to find educational materials and book tours in the Museum.

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

Max Fleischmann Agriculture Building, 142

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