Our scientific experts have the skills to conduct collection-based research in
- zoology (animals)
- palaeobiology (fossils)
- mineralogy (minerals)
- botany (plants).
The museum also supports the research activities of many independent scientists who have intensive working relationships with our staff and collections.
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- Fossil Riches of The Old Crow River
The Old Crow River in northern Yukon is an area significant for its Pleistocene fossils. During the ice age (2.6 million to 10,000 years ago), it formed part of the Beringian Refugium, an arid, glacier-free area that attracted many animals—both extant and extinct—whenever surrounding regions were ice-covered. For much of the year, the Old Crow […]
- Seeing the Small with Electrons
Researchers at the Canadian Museum of Nature work at an incredible array of scales, from mountain ranges and whales, down to diatoms and atomic structures. At the smaller end of this range, we need microscopes to help us better describe our samples, but even large-scale fields of study can benefit from a close look at […]