Chris Somers is an Associate Professor of Biology and Canada Research Chair in Genes & Environment. His research program examines human modifications to the environment, and how animals respond to those changes. This is a broad area of study that incorporates a diverse range of disciplines, including applied ecology, conservation biology, population genetics, and genetic toxicology. At any given time students in the Somers Lab are working on birds, fish, small mammals, reptiles, and invertebrates. Dr. Somers’ program makes extensive use of infrastructure and expertise in the IECS, and collaborations with affiliated staff. For more information, please see the Somers Lab website at www.somersbiology.ca.