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
Assistant Curator of Mammals Burton Lim with a bat specimen in Guyana (Photo: Joshua See)

Join our scientists in the field in Sri Lanka as they complete the first small mammal study since 1935!

Category: Blog Post
Children listen to a guided blitz leader explain some interesting facts about plants and amphibians.

Guest Blog written by 2015 Environmental Visual Communication student Anne-Sophie Blanc

The Bioblitz experience is educatiional and fun, but for kids it's even more than that, it's a real treasure hunt!

Category: Event

Leaping lemurs! From scaly snakes to bustling beetles to fuzzy fruit bats to the many amazing creatures of the the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit- the ROM is just full of all kinds of fascinating critters. Using artwork, creative play, costumes and real scientific specimens, you'll explore the animal kingdom as you discover the amazing biodiversity that roams our world. It's everything you need to know about your favourite wild (and not so wild) animals.