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Canadian Barcode of Life Initiative

Less than 10% of the planet’s estimated 100 million species have been identified and described. With the rate of species extinction at an unprecedented level, it is now more important than ever to discover and document the incredible diversity of life on Earth. Traditionally, species were

Conservation of Migratory Shorebirds

Conservation of Migratory Shorebirds

Migratory shorebirds are true wonders of the natural world. Each year, they undertake grueling migrations of up to 30,000 km from their wintering grounds in South America to their breeding grounds in the Canadian Arctic, and back again. Along the way, they stop at various staging points to rest and

Burgess Shale Projects

Burgess Shale Projects

The Cambrian radiation represents the sudden worldwide appearance and rapid diversification of animals. The record of this critical event is documented in a series of exceptional fossil deposits with preservation of soft-bodied animals, especially in China and Canada. The Burgess Shale, located in

Amphibians and Reptiles of Guyana

The Guiana Shield region of northeastern South America, of which Guyana is a part, has been recognized as a global biodiversity hotspot by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) and other organizations. ROM research has contributed to the documentation of the biodiversity of this important region.

Palaeobiology, Palaeoecology, and Taphonomy

Studies on Paleozoic Arthropoda: Central Canada, including the Hudson Bay and James Bay Lowlands Fossil arthropods, particularly trilobites and chelicerates, are components of diverse benthic paleocommunities in the Paleozoic marine succession (Ordovician, Silurian, and Devonian) in Ontario,

Adaptive radiation, convergent evolution and speciation in Neotropical cichlids.

Adaptive radiation, convergent evolution and speciation in Neotropical cichlids.

Adaptive radiation is recognized as one of the most important processes responsible for the origin of biological diversity. Because adaptive radiations produce diversification through ecological specialization, they are essential for understanding how ecological forces can drive evolutionary

Hambukol/Letti Basin

Hambukol/Letti Basin

Daily life in a medieval Nubian town and cultural ecology of the surrounding area Hambukol The medieval settlement of Hambukol, located on the banks of the Nile, halfway between the Third and Fourth Cataracts, is one of the "lost cities" buried underneath the Nubian sands. So far, the ROM

Meroe

Meroe

Excavation, conservation and restoration of the capital of Kush.  In recent years the team’s activities concentrated on the study of the Amun Temple, the second largest Kushite temple in Nubia In 1999, a joint ROM-University of Khartoum expedition to Meroe was formed to explore and protect the

Long Distance Interaction in the Ancient Andes

Long Distance Interaction in the Ancient Andes

The focus of Justin Jenning's fieldwork is on the impact of the Wari (AD 600- 1000) and Inca (AD 1430- 1532) states in the Cotahuasi, Majes, and Siguas Valleys of southern Peru. Excavation at Quilcapampa, a Wari-influenced site in the Sihuas Valley, Peru (2015-2017) Petroglyphs located just

20th Century Couture in Toronto

20th Century Couture in Toronto

Social and Cultural History of Couture in Toronto, 1900-1937 This project explores the historical role, cultural meaning and function of European and Canadian couture for the makers, merchandisers and consumers in Toronto in the first half of the 20th century. It provides an earlier context for my