The Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Science offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs to educate, inspire and prepare the next generation of scientists. Department faculty are engaged in cutting-edge research in the following areas:
A department of diverse faculty & students dedicated to solving critical environmental challenges with cutting-edge research.
Nevada Field Day & Ag Expo
On Friday, June 2, 2023 visitors will be treated to a variety of hands-on activities, winetasting, demonstrations and giveaways.Get more information
In the news
Connecting habitat in the Central Valley could help save California’s pollinators
University of Nevada, Reno teams with Xerces Society in study of agricultural fields, urban interface
Fulbright Award supports study of Canary Islands’ unique climate-ocean-vegetation dynamics
Professor Franco Biondi brings together datasets and expertise to study environmental changes
Big data modeling, forest fuels mapping aids in mitigating catastrophic wildfire risk
University of Nevada, Reno researchers team with CAL FIRE and California Air Resources Board
Topics of study include the characterization of pollutant emissions from combustion sources, the understanding of atmospheric photochemical processes and the quantification of human exposure to air pollution.
Topics of study include the use of remote sensing, field observations and modeling to address the most pressing questions in the fields of water quality, lake clarity, stream and creek ecosystems and mountain ecohydrology.
Topics of study include soil hydrologic conditions, the evaluation of current and past environmental conditions and the characterization of physiochemical processes in the region’s soils.
Regions of study include mountain meadows and sierra forest, riparian communities along creeks and streams and the vast open space of the Great Basin rangelands.
Topics of study include interactions between wildlife and land uses, avian ecology, forestry-wildlife relationships, endangered species management, reproductive ecology, nutrition and foraging ecology, predator-prey interactions and population dynamics.
CABNR Student Emergency Fund
Help provide students with critical support needed to continue their University education, despite facing unexpected challenges associated with COVID-19 or other emergencies.To learn more about the fund