The Biodiversity Institute of Ontario (BIO) is an interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to improving the understanding of biodiversity at all scales, from the genetic to the macroecological. Based at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, BIO is host to more than 30 university faculty and their research groups representing a wide range of biological expertise. BIO also includes specialized support staff and unique research and outreach capabilities designed to foster both academic research and public outreach.
The Biodiversity Institute of Ontario is a large-scale project supported by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), the Ontario Innovation Trust (OIT), and the University of Guelph. Individual faculty research programs are supported by the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and other sources.