Keith Somers, Ph.D.

Biostatistician/ Ecologist

Keith is an ecologist and biostatistician. After he completed his Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral Fellowships, he worked for the Ontario Ministry of the Environment in Dorset (from 1988 to 2015) where he published dozens of peer-reviewed articles describing the biological and physico-chemical conditions of lakes and rivers in Ontario’s north. He has been (and still is) an Adjunct Faculty at the University of Toronto, Trent University, Nipissing University and York University, where he variously supports and guides graduate student research and studies.

Keith is an expert biostatistician, and has written articles describing multivariate methods (e.g., Principal Components Analysis, Mantel’s Test), randomization and permutation tests, and methods for data quality assurance and quality control.

Keith is well familiar with Environmental Effects Monitoring (EEM) programs, and the statistics involved in defining effects and effect sizes for surveys of benthic communities and fish populations.