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.


Using museum specimens to inform conservation

EECB faculty Dr. Mary Peacock and her colleagues report on the use of museum specimens to identify a persistent, unique lineage of the Lahontan cut-throat trout, which was thought to be extinct. This is a great example of how museums can benefit conservation efforts. Congratulations Mary!

Felicity Muth portrait

National L’Oréal Fellowship

Congratulations to Felicity Muth (Leonard lab) who has been awarded the National L'Oréal Fellowship, worth $60,000! This award was given to only 5 women this year. Felicity's research investigates the cognitive effects of pesticides on bees.

Events, Colloquia, EcoLunches

See a full listing of EECB events.

Contact Us

Contact Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology Graduate Program (0186)

Beth Leger, Program Director

1664 N. Virginia Street

Reno, NV 89557

Phone (775) 784-7582

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