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.

EECB student wins first prize for student talk at national meeting in Canada

Nadya Muchoney was awarded first place for her talk in the Student Competition for the President's Prize at the Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Entomological Society of Canada, and Entomological Society of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Nadya's talk covered her research studying the use of an introduced host-plant in providing protection against viral infection in a native insect herbivore, Anartia jatrophae. Congrats Nadya!

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EECB student awarded scholarship for work in Lake Tahoe Basin

Congratulations to EECB student Tessa Putz for being awarded the Lake Tahoe Basin Sciences and Research Scholarship. This was presented at the Nevada Water Resources Association's 2018 Fall Symposium. Tessa has been working on mapping the white satin moth infestation and hopes to quantify the role that genetics, environment and management have on aspen susceptibility to defoliation.

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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