“Biodiversity” is the word for all types of life on earth and all the complex interactions among them. It is the interconnected web of living systems, ranging from microscopic life on a single leaf of a tree to the ecosystem of a rain forest to the ecology of an immense region to the entire Planet. They are all their own systems. And they are all interconnected.
ROM Biodiversity is a leading resource for understanding and conserving our natural world.
Visit our new facility in the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity.
ROM Biodiversity brings together a diverse and talented team of ROM curators, researchers, educators, and programmers, and an ever-expanding list of external experts, collaborators, and supporters. Led by Managing Director Dave Ireland, ROM Biodiversity includes content and experts in the following fields:
• Botany (plants)
• Entomology (insects)
• Herpetology (reptiles and amphibians)
• Ichthyology (fish)
• Invertebrate Zoology (all non-insect invertebrates)
• Mammalogy (mammals, including us)
• Mycology (fungi)
• Ornithology (birds)