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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.

 Anne Espeset

Espeset featured in New & Review

EECB student Anne Espeset (Forister lab) was featured in the latest issue of Reno News & Review.  Part of the Pieris Project, Anne's work gets a worldwide network of citizen scientists involved in research on contemporary evolution in a widespread butterfly species.

 signal crayfish

Congratulations, John!

Congrats and best wishes to EECB student John Umek (Chandra lab), who successfully defended his dissertation (Ph.D., May 2016) entitled "The ecology of signal crayfish in two large ultra oligotrophic ecosystems: Crater Lake and Lake Tahoe."

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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