Dave Ireland

Dave Ireland, Managing Director, Biodiversity

Dave Ireland

Managing Director, Centre of Discovery in Biodiversity

Area: ROM Biodiversity, Biodiversity

Interests: Communication. Biodiversity. Change.

Exhibitions & Galleries: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity, Keenan Gallery of Hands-On Biodiversity, Gallery of Birds

Phone: 416.586.8092


Hi! Welcome to my staff page at the ROM. My job at the ROM is incredible, and the team I work with at ROM Biodiversity is awesome. 

I'm responsible for developing programs, projects and partnerships that help people understand and conserve biodiversity. I work with everyone at the ROM, from the Department of Natural History, Education, Marketing and Communication, Web and Print Media, and Programs, to all other ROM Centre's of Discovery, the ROM Governors and the ROM Executive team.  My role is help internal teams work with each other toward unified and focused goals, and to represent the Centre of Discovery in Biodiversity with all external partners.    

I grew up in Huntsville, Ontario on the doorstep of Algonquin Park, and have been living in Toronto for the last eight years. I love the outdoors, connecting people to wildlife and wild spaces - and I'm a big fan of change.

Drop me a note in the Contact section below with any comments, questions or possible collaborations.

Follow me on Twitter: @davehireland @ROMBiodiversity

Recent Publications

Year Publication
2012 Gunson, Ireland and Schueler. "A tool to prioritize high-risk road mortality locations for wetland-forest herpetofauna in southern Ontario, Canada.." North-western Journal of Zoology., 8 (2), 409-413. (PDF)
2007 Ireland, Wirsing and Murray. "Phenotypically plastic responses of green frog embryos to conflicting predation risk.." Oecologia, 152, 162-168.

Research Projects

The Ontario Bioblitz brings together experts, citizen scientists and the general public to inventory all species in a particular area. In the Don Watershed for 2015!