ROM Biodiversity

ROM Biodiversity

Biodiversity means life.  It includes every living thing, from mosquitoes to rhinoceros to giant redwoods. Biodiversity also refers to the complex interactions among living things: 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.

 

What's New

Category: Event

Free with ROM Membership.

Join us for an exclusive preview of Wildlife Photographer of the Year on Friday, December 15 and Saturday, December 16, 2017.

Fascinating animal behaviour, otherworldly marine scenes, and breathtaking landscapes are revealed in ways the human eye might never see unaided. This year's exhibition features 100 all-new images from across the globe. The world’s most prestigious nature photography competition...

Category: Event

Free with ROM Membership.

Join us for an exclusive preview of Wildlife Photographer of the Year on Friday, December 15 and Saturday, December 16, 2017.

Fascinating animal behaviour, otherworldly marine scenes, and breathtaking landscapes are revealed in ways the human eye might never see unaided. This year's exhibition features 100 all-new images from across the globe. The world’s most prestigious nature photography competition...

Category: Blog Post
ROM technician Oliver Haddrath extracting a DNA sample from blue whale tissue. Photo by Connor McDowell

Guest blog written by 2017 Environmental Visual Communication student Connor McDowell

The Royal Ontario Museum has marked yet another first for science with the Blue Whale Project. This achievement could hold keys to the conservation of this majestic, endangered mammal – not to mention a deeper understanding of the unique evolutionary history of the largest living animal on Earth. The beginning of this story starts two thousand kilometers away, on the shores of...