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Red-bellied piranha (Pygocentrus nattereri).
Photo: Biodôme de Montréal (Claude Lafond)

Their extensive live and naturalized collections, their educational capacities and their scientific research all contribute to the unique character of the Biodôme, Botanical Garden, Insectarium and Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium.

Research is one of the main fields of activity at the institutions and is a major factor in their national and international growth. In addition to gaining knowledge and developing the institutions’ collections, research at Space for Life helps raise awareness of environmental issues such as conservation of biodiversity, sustainable development, managing ecosystems in populated areas and bioengineering.

Research develops the institutions’ expertise while raising the scientific awareness of the public at large.

Space for Life: Living laboratories and educational centres

Researchers, scientific advisors assisted by associate researchers, assistants from other institutions, research professionals, post-doctoral interns and a number of undergraduate students participate in research at the institutions. Documented living and naturalized collections are on hand to enhance their research.

Their collections, laboratories, facilities and specialized staff make Montréal’s Space for Life the ideal research and training site for researchers. Space for Life also offers educational opportunities for a number of students and interns.

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