Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology (EECB) is a multidisciplinary Ph.D. program bringing together faculty and students from several departments at the University of Nevada, Reno and DRI. Among our research strengths are population biology, behavioral ecology, plant responses to climate change, conservation of endangered species, and restoration of natural ecosystems.

Students interested in an M.S. in EECB subject areas may pursue a master's degree through either the departments of Biology or Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences.

What's New?

Click below to read a recent article on EECB alum, Lisa Crampton.
"Meet Lisa Crampton - Ensuring a future for Kauai forest birds"


The Plant-Animal Interactions (PAInt) Graduate Reading group is meeting again during this semester (Spring 2014). This reading group is focused on keeping up with primary literature of inter-specific interactions and offers an opportunity to discuss science with fellow graduate students over pizza and a beverage of your choice. If you are interested please feel free to show up at Pub'n'sub on Mondays at 5:30pm. We have a website that is kept up to date and where we post all of the readings for each weeks meeting. Here is the link:


Congratulations to Jim Sedinger, the Western Section of the Wildlife Society's 2014 Barrett A. Garrison Outstanding Mentor! This award recognizes an individual who has made sustained contributions to the wildlife profession by providing development of students and young professionals. Thank you Jim, and congratulations to you and your students!