ROM Fossils & Evolution

By discovering, preserving and studying fossils from around the world, ROM palaeontologists learn how life evolved over time. The more we learn about this deep evolutionary heritage, the more we can appreciate how humans form part of the Earth’s complex fabric of life. ROM research also enables us to reconstruct past ecosystems and large-scale patterns of biodiversity through deep history. This understanding of how ancient organisms both large and small responded to biological and environmental changes contributes to our understanding of climate change and biodiversity loss today.

 

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Category: Event

Exclusively for ROM Members. Registration is required as space is limited.

ROM Members are invited to a screening of HISTORY® Canada’s Dino Hunt Canada featuring Dr. David Evans’ discovery of a new dinosaur species. You will travel with David to the Alberta badlands where the discovery was made.

We also invite you to drop by to see the newly discovered dinosaur that will be on display in the Dino Unearthed exhibition and features a cast of the newly...

Category: Event

Exclusively for ROM Members. Registration is required as space is limited.

ROM Members are invited to a screening of HISTORY® Canada’s Dino Hunt Canada featuring Dr. David Evans’ discovery of a new dinosaur species. You will travel with David to the Alberta badlands where the discovery was made.

We also invite you to drop by to see the newly discovered dinosaur that will be on display in the Dino Unearthed exhibition and features a cast of the newly...

Category: Blog Post
A large white bird (a giant petrel) comes in for a landing on a rough, rocky ridge; another such bird sits nearby.

Guest blogger Thomas Cullen shares his thoughts on photography in the field.