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The Biodiversity Institute

The University of Wyoming's Biodiversity Institute seeks to promote researcheducation, and outreach concerning the study of living organisms in Wyoming and beyond.

Biodiversity encompasses all of life. It includes plants, animals, fungi, microbes, ecosystems and all of their connections and interactions.  Wyoming’s vast stretches of wild open spaces are home to astounding manifestations of biodiversity. The longest migrations of ungulates (pronghorn and deer) on our continent take place between its mountains and prairies. Wyoming’s ecosystems still house most, if not all, of the native species found when European settlers moved into America. Our Institute’s mission is to document Wyoming’s biodiversity and to communicate its beauty and importance to the students of all ages, to the citizens of our state, and to the world.

We do this through research and art grants, citizen science programs, K-12 educational programs, movies and concerts, and much more.  We welcome partners of all ages and walks of life.  Explore our site and get a taste of the incredible biological richness of our state, and how you can get involved in our mission.

Upcoming Events:

Feb, 2015

Biodiversity Movie: "A Bug's Life"

Feb 04th 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Biodiversity Movie: "A Bug's Life"

Feb 08th 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Darwin Day

Feb 13th 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm


4th Annual Ecology Student Symposium

Feb 20th 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Invasive Paper Art Exhibit

Feb 23rd - All Day


Invasive Paper Art Reception

Feb 27th 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Winter Moose Day

Feb 28th 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mar, 2015

Invasive Paper Art Exhibit

Mar 02nd - All Day

News & Blogs

The University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute, in collaboration with the Wyoming Migration Initiative have produced a short film demonstrating the …

A new funding opportunity is available to UW researchers through the Wyoming Open Spaces Initiative. Funding is available to support UW research and/o…

Here in Wyoming, I’ve found new species hovering over ant mounds, flying around my porch light and inside my old minivan. When you sneeze, you may exp…

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