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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.

 Lahontan cutthroat trout

Peacock and collaborators receive Carson Award

Congratulations to EECB faculty member Mary Peacock, who was awarded the 2014 Rachel Carson Award for Scientific Excellence along with the Lahontan National Fish Hatchery Complex and the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe.  Their reintroduction program for Lahontan cutthroat trout has resulted in natural reproduction of this iconic subspecies for the first time in the Tahoe and Truckee Basins in over 70 years.  Learn more about this successful conservation initiative.

 female sage-grouse

EECB members in The Auk special feature

Congrats to EECB student Dan Gibson, professor Dr. Jim Sedinger, and alumnus Dr. Erik Blomberg, whose new paper received a special feature by The Auk.  This is a useful contribution toward understanding the degree to which researchers inadvertently affect their study organisms in the field (Gibson et al., 2015).

 Great Basin wildflowers

Biggest Little Pollinator Garden starts at UNR

A new pollinator corridor featuring native Nevada biodiversity is underway on the south end of campus!  Follow along online to see the progress made by UNR faculty and students, USFWS, and Nevada Bugs and Butterflies toward this incredible goal.

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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