ROM Biodiversity

ROM Biodiversity

Biodiversity means life.  It includes every living thing, from mosquitoes to rhinoceros to giant redwoods. Biodiversity also refers to the complex interactions among living things: it is the interconnected web of living systems, ranging from microscopic life on a single leaf of a tree to the ecosystem of a rain forest to the ecology of an immense region to the entire Planet. They are all their own systems. And they are all interconnected

ROM Biodiversity is a leading resource for understanding and conserving our natural world.


What's New

Category: Blog Post
A forest scene at night lit only by headlamps from the ontario bioblitz teams as they survey in the dark

Blog by ROM Herpetology Technician Amy Lathrop

This is the first of our "BioBlitz Bits" Series - ROM scientists share their favourite stories from past Ontario BioBlitz events

Category: Event
Ichthyology specimens

A unique exploration of one of the ROM’s founding collections, join us as we catalogue and add the 100,000th lot of fish to the museum’s Ichthyology collection.

We'll go behind the scenes to our Ichthyology lab and speak with Curator Hernan Lopez-Fernandez and Collections Technician Mary Burridge as they go through the process of adding this lot to our collection.

Category: Event
People withe gear, examining specimens

Join ROM staff and partners at this year's BioBlitz of the Don Watershed.