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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.

 Lake Tahoe

UNR researchers bring invasives to the table

Researcher Christine Ngai and EECB faculty member Sudeep Chandra have developed a program to clear Lake Tahoe of invasive fish species and simultaneously help feed Reno residents in need.  Check out coverage on KUNR and NevadaToday to learn more about this forward-thinking work.  Well done, Christine and Sudeep!

 Current Biology cover

EECB research on Current Biology cover

EECB alumnus Josh Jahner (Ph.D., 2015) and faculty member Matt Forister joined former post-doc Joe Wilson (USU-Tooele) to co-author the recent Current Biology cover article on Müllerian mimicry in velvet ants (Wilson et al., Aug 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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