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.

M.A. Fritz Travel Grant: Two awards will be offered annually to help offset the costs of visiting and studying ROM paleontology collections.

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Illustrations of dinosaurs in landscape.

ROM Scientists Reveal New “Raptor” Dinosaur Discovery!

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Keaton Smith at the ROM © Deborah Smith

This is a guest blog post by Keaton Smith, published by Jesika Arseneau...

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Kris Abel reviews the new Scopify ROM app

A review of the new Scopify ROM app by Kris Abel (@realkrisabel)