In deep water:

Department of Biology researchers take on the challenge of protecting our most precious resource

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The Department of Biology is one of the premier teaching and research units on campus. Building a strong foundation in Biology opens the door to a myriad of academic and career paths in the health and environmental science industries.

Recent news from the Department of Biology

Aerial photograph of Caldor Fire encroaching on Lake Tahoe

Caldor Fire impact on Lake Tahoe’s clarity, ecology studied amidst ongoing wildfire season

As extended smoke and ash continue to impact the Lake Tahoe Basin, researchers hope to better understand if and how the iconic alpine lake can recover.

little green frog

Team to study frogs' ability to withstand disease and its application to humans and other living systems

NSF funds $12.5 million for institute to study resilience to infectious disease

A volunteer and postdoc researcher conduct field testing in a mountain meadow.

A Nevada first: University-based Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit established

Nevada becomes 39th state to create multi-agency unit to serve research and conservation of wildlife, fisheries and habitats