Exchange of Information
● Expertise (on site experts/consultants, virtual help desk, technical advice and institutional development support)
● Joint research or joint ventures for development of technical solutions/technologies relevant to biodiversity
● Networking and collaboration (including knowledge networks, discussion forums, communities of practice, professional association membership)
Research is one of the main fields of activity at Space For Life (Biodôme, Insectarium, Botanical Garden and Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium). 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. 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.