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.


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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.

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High profile EECB research

EECB Professor Franco Biondi recently co-authored a detailed analysis of how ecosystems recover from drought, which was published in the journal Nature. In this important paper, the authors show that as droughts increase in frequency with global warming, many ecosystems will no longer be able to recover fully.

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Biology Dept. honors EECB scholars

The UNR Biology Dept. recently awarded merit-based scholarships to several EECB students, including: Su'ad Yoon (Brussard Scholarship), Angela Pitera and Jessica Reimche (Jerry and Betty Wilson Scholarships), and Heather Slinn (Diana Hadley-Lynch Scholarship). Congratulations!

Events, Colloquia, EcoLunches

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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

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