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.

Guy Hoelzer

Dr. Guy Hoelzer receives EECB Director's Award

Dr. Guy Hoelzer has served the EECB for many years as an insightful scholar and mentor. To recognize his contribution to the program, Dr. Hoelzer was recently awarded the EECB Director's Award. While Guy will be retiring this year, his scholarship and service will influence the program for years to come. Thank you Dr. Hoelzer!

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 (0314)

Lee Dyer, Program Director

1664 N. Virginia Street

Reno, NV 89557

Phone (775) 784-1360

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