Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology Graduate Program

A hands-on education

Our interdisciplinary program brings together faculty and students from across campus, the Desert Research Institute and the Great Basin Institute.

Ph.D. program information

The Interdisciplinary Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology Ph.D. program

The Interdisciplinary Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology Ph.D. program provides the opportunity to tailor your graduate education to your interests. You will have a team of mentors to guide you through your scientific endeavors and provide you with a solid foundation in research methods and experimental design. Learn more about the Ph.D. program, the admissions process and resources for student support.

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About us

Learn more about our research interests and interdisciplinary departments and partners that create our unique academic program. 

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Ph.D in EECB

Admission requirements, deadlines, program timelines, funding information and more outlining the doctoral program.

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Student resources

Program handbook, career information, and a list of student organizations and campus resources. 

Discover areas of expertise and meet the faculty within each area to find a research direction you love. 

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Research areas

With 12 emphases and six research centers, you'll be able to tailor your research to fit your interests. Learn more about our exciting fields.

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People of Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology

From faculty to doctoral students and alumni, learn more about the people at the forefront of our impactful research.

Achievements and announcements

Three EECB students awarded NSF awards

4/19: Three EECB students: Valentina Alaasam, Aramee Diethelm, and Ben Sonnenberg were awarded the prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Award from the National Science Foundation. Congratulations to these researchers!

2019 Chemical Ecology Hitchcock Graduate Student Fellows

3/19: Congratulations to the three EECB Students who received the 2019 Hitchcock Graduate Student Fellowship in Chemical Ecology. Devon Picklum, Danny Nielsen, and Anson Call were among four total students to receive competitive funding to conduct research in the field of chemical ecology

Interesting NY Times article related to EECB's Josh Jahner's research interests

2/2019: EECB's postdoctoral research associate, Josh Jahner, has diverse research interests, and has published on diverse topics that vary from bighorn sheep to gynandromorph butterflies; he was recently quoted in a NY Times note on bilateral gynandromorphism. Nice work, Josh.

EECB alumni’s article selected as editor’s choice

Congratulations to EECB alumni Christopher Moore and Jacob Dittel for their upcoming article in the April issue of Ecography titled "The mismatch in distributions of vertebrates and the plants that they disperse," selected as editor's choice.

Our impact

Nevada Today news stories from EECB and the departments that contribute to the program.

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New ecosystem ecologist researches contaminants in Nevada landscape

Joanna Blaszczak joins the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources

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Drought-tolerant grape research expanded through new grant and partnership

University partners with Oregon State to investigate ways to make grape varieties more drought-tolerant

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What should I pack in case of evacuation due to wildfire?

Jamie Roice-Gomes and Ashley Andrews discuss preparing now for a wildfire evacuation