Graduate Programs

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Ecology, Evolution & Conservation Biology

An interdisciplinary doctoral program bringing together multiple departments at the University of Nevada, Reno, the Desert Research Institute and the Great Basin Institute. Research strengths include Behavioral Ecology, Chemical Ecology, Conservation Biology, Disease Ecology, Evolution, Forest Ecology, Genomics and Molecular Ecology, Global Change, Landscape Ecology, Limnology and Aquatic Ecology, Physiological Ecology, Population and Community Ecology, Plant-Animal Interactions and Soil Ecology.

PhD Program in Ecology, Evolution & Conservation Biology

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Environmental Sciences

The program is based on the tenet that graduate education in the environmental sciences requires an interdisciplinary approach encompassing the fields of biology, chemistry, ecology, geology, human health and physics.

Master in Environmental Sciences

PhD in Environmental Sciences

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Hydrologic Sciences

Students within Hydrology can specialize in surface water hydraulics, watershed hydrology, water resources evaluations, water quality, geomorphology and limnology. Specific areas of emphasis in Hydrogeology include groundwater contaminant transport, geochemical evolution of ground waters, nutrient transport processes, vadose zone hydrology, ground water resource evaluation and ground water modeling.

Master of Science in Hydrologic Sciences

Ph.D. in Hydrologic Sciences

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Natural Resources & Environmental Science

Offering studies in ecology, management, and restoration of rangeland, forest, and wildlife ecosystems. Areas of specialization include (but are not limited to): biogeochemistry and soil processes, climate change impacts, conservation biology, fire ecology, forest ecology and management, ecohydrology, environmental science, landscape ecology, restoration ecology, and wildlife ecology and conservation.

Master of Science in Natural Resources & Environmental Science