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: Video
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This episode of Museum Diaries, airing on TVO March 11 at 7:30 pm, follows a group of Curators as they use DNA research to discover ground breaking results. Oliver Haddrath, research technician at the ROM's Ornithology Department, reveals his current research and testing using DNA to study large flightless birds and how this information is being used by the New Zealand government to save their endangered Kiwi birds.

Category: Event
Museum Diaries

Go Behind-the-Scenes

The Royal Ontario Museum experts lead you behind-the-scenes at the Museum. Tune in to TVO Tuesdays at 7:30 pm.

Category: Event
Museum Diaries

Go Behind-the-Scenes

The Royal Ontario Museum experts lead you behind-the-scenes at the Museum. Tune in to TVO Tuesdays at 7:30 pm.