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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Follow Dr. David Evans, Curator of Vertebrate Palaeontology at the Royal Ontario Museum, into Alberta's Badlands and discover what a palaeontologist job really involves.

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Join Dr. David Evans and his team as they get ready to remove the bones of a large horned dinosaur from the searing badlands of southern Alberta.

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This rare, longnecked sauropod skeleton is the largest mounted dinosaur in Canada stretching 90 feet long across the James and Louise Temerty Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs. The barosaurus is just one of the Royal Ontario Museum's iconic objects.