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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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EECB students win GSA awards

Congratulations to the EECB students who won awards at the 2015 Graduate Student Association banquet: Carrie Branch (research grant), Josh Harrison (paper competition), Angela Hornsby (scholarship), Nick Pardikes (research grant), and Ali Urza (research grant).  Another great showing by EECB!

 Tools for Critical Thinking in Biology

Jenkins publishes second book

Dr. Steve Jenkins, professor emeritus in Biology and EECB, has released his second book, Tools for Critical Thinking in Biologynow available through Oxford University Press.  This book follows the AAAS's recommendation of greater emphasis on critical thinking in core (nonmajors) courses, and uses examples from ecology to medicine to illustrate how the process of science works.  Congratulations on this major accomplishment, Steve!

 Marjorie Matocq

Matocq receives mentorship award

EECB faculty member Marjorie Matocq was selected for the 2015 Vada Trimble Outstanding Mentor award through the UNR Graduate Student Association.  She mentors students in the EECB program and NRES department, and is a positive and enthusiastic force in their lives and careers.  Congratulations, Marjorie!

Events, Colloquia, EcoLunches

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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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