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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.


Congratulations, Josh!

Congrats and best wishes to EECB alumnus Josh Jahner (Forister lab), who successfully defended his dissertation (Ph.D., July 2015).  Josh will still be roaming the UNR halls as he begins his postdoc position in the Parchman lab in fall 2015.


Borokini elected to SCB-Africa

Congratulations to EECB student Israel Borokini (Peacock Lab), who was nominated to the Board of Directors of the Society for Conservation Biology Africa Section where he will serve a three-year term as Information Officer.  Well done, Israel!

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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