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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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Matocq receives outreach award

EECB faculty member Marjorie Matocq received the 2015 UNR Distinguished Faculty Outreach Award for her high school outreach program, Molecules on the Road (MOTR).  Over the years, MOTR has paired with high school teachers to bring hands-on molecular genetic techniques to thousands of students in the Reno area, enriching their in-class experiences and bringing genetic concepts to life.  Congratulations, Marjorie!

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EECB students win Biology awards

Congratulations to the EECB students who received 2015 UNR Biology Department awards: Israel Borokini (Brussard Endowed Scholarship in EECB); Josh Harrison, Dovid Kozlovsky, and Nick Pardikes (Ben & Beatrice Edwards Biology Endowed Scholarship); Lanie Galland (Jerry & Betty Wilson Biology Scholarship); and Carrie Branch and Andrea Glassmire (Diana Hadley-Lynch Endowed Scholarship).  Well done, everyone!


Congratulations, Melvin!

Congrats and best wishes to EECB alumnus Melvin Bonilla (Zeh lab), who successfully defended his dissertation (Ph.D., Dec 2014) and will begin his postdoc position in the Lemos lab at Harvard in July 2015.

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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