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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:

Apr, 2015

Pollinators and Their Habitat Photo Exhibit

Apr 29th - All Day


The UCross Experiment: Cross-Pollination of Arts and Sciences

Apr 30th 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

May, 2015

Biodiversity Movie: "Bambi"

May 05th 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Pollinators and Their Habitat Photo Exhibit

May 06th - All Day


Pollinators and Their Habitat Photo Exhibit

May 13th - All Day


Pollinators and Their Habitat Photo Exhibit

May 20th - All Day


Pollinators and Their Habitat Photo Exhibit

May 27th - All Day

Jun, 2015

Pollinators and Their Habitat Photo Exhibit

Jun 03rd - All Day

News & Blogs

Follow UW Graduate student Anne-Marie Hodge as she conducts her fieldwork in Kenya Part 1 of 5

Carolyn Eckrich, University of Wyoming graduate student and a recipient of one of our research grant, is studying population cycles of small mammals i…

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

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