Dr. Kenneth Anyomi

Assistant Professor of Biology

Phone: (905) 648-2139   Ext:4261

Email: kanyomi@redeemer.ca

Office: 221H

Programs: Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies


Ph.D. (2013), Forest Science, Laval University, Canada

M.Sc. (2008), Forest Ecology and Management, Freiburg University, Germany

B.Sc. (2005), Natural Resources Management, University of Science and Technology, Ghana


  • Ecology and Evolution (BIO-232)
  • Field Biology (BIO-333)
  • Senior Seminar III (BIO-383)
  • Senior Seminar IV (BIO-384)
  • Flora & Fauna of Southwestern Ontario (BIO-222)


Dr. Anyomi joined Redeemer as an assistant professor in 2023. Prior to joining the faculty, he worked with the Ontario Public Service as a Senior Research Analyst and as a Forest Succession Research Scientist. He also did Postdoctoral Research work at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, the Université Laval in Quebec and Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh. He was a Sessional instructor at the University of British Columbia, Kelowna campus and is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Institute of Forestry Research, University of Quebec in Abitibi-Temiscamingue (IRF-UQT). Along with teaching, he is presently serving as a member of the Academic Program Committee at Redeemer University.

Research Interests

  • Ecological Succession
  • Site Productivity Dynamics
  • Disturbance Ecology
  • Forest Management (Silviculture)
  • Climate Change

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Anyomi, K.A. (2023). How consistent are citizen science data sources, an exploratory study using free automated image recognition apps for woody plant identification. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. doi: 10.1139/cjfr-2023-0203.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Anyomi, K.A., Neary, B., Chen, J., Mayor, S. (2022). A critical review of successional dynamics in boreal forests of North America. Environmental Reviews. doi: 10.1139/er-2021-0106.

Anyomi, K.A., Mitchell, S.J, Perera, A.H., Ruel, J-C. 2017. Windthrow dynamics in Boreal Ontario: vulnerability of several stand types across a range of wind speeds. Forests 8 (7), 233; doi:10.3390/f8070233.

Anyomi, K. A., Mitchell, S.J, Ruel, J-C. 2016. Windthrow modelling within old-growth and multi-layered forests of eastern North America. Ecological Modelling 327, 105-114.

Anyomi, K.A., Ruel, J-C. 2015. A multi-scale analysis of the effects of alternative silvicultural treatments on windthrow damage. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. doi: 10.1139/cjfr-2015 – 0221.

Anyomi, K.A., Lorenzetti, F., Bergeron, Y., Leduc, A. 2015. Climate, stand dynamics and humus type explain aspen long-term productivity across Canada. Forests 6, 416-432.

Terrier, A., Girardin, M.P., Cantin, A., de Groot, W.J., Anyomi, K.A., Gauthier, S., Bergeron, Y. 2015. Disturbance legacies and paludification mediate the ecological impact of an intensifying wildfire regime in the Clay Belt forest of boreal North America. Journal of Vegetation Science, 26(3), 588-602.

Anyomi, K.A., Raulier, F., Bergeron, Y., Mailly, D., Giradin, M.P. 2014. Spatial and temporal heterogeneity of forest site productivity drivers; a case study within the eastern boreal forests of Canada. Landscape Ecology 29(5), 905-918.

Laamrani, A., Valeria, O., Bergeron, Y., Fenton, N., Cheng, L.Z., Anyomi, K.A. 2014. Effects of topography and thickness of organic layer on productivity of black spruce boreal forests of northwestern Quebec. Forest Ecology and Management 330, 144-157.

Anyomi, K.A., Raulier, F., Bergeron, Y., Mailly, D. 2013. The predominance of stand composition and structure over direct climatic and site effects in explaining aspen (Populus tremuloides Michaux) productivity within boreal and temperate forests of western Quebec, Canada. Forest Ecology and Management 302, 390-403.

Anyomi, K.A., Raulier, F., Mailly, D., Girardin, M., Bergeron, Y. 2012. Using height growth to model local and regional response of trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) to climate within the boreal forest of western Québec. Ecological Modelling 243, 123-132.

Awards and Certifications

  • Nominated, Associate Member of the Sigma Xi Scientific and Engineering Research Society, USA, 2019.
  • ESA Early Career Fellow, 2018.
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Laval University and University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, January 2014-2016.
  • MITACS Accelerate Fellowship, MITACS Canada, 2013.
  • Doctoral Fellowship, 2009–2013.
  • ITTO Fellowship Award, 2008.
  • Tropenbos International Ghana Scholarship, 2007.
  • Honorable Mention, Best Young Researcher Paper Award, The International Society for Ecological Modelling, 2017.
  • First Class Honors, Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, University of Science and Technology, 2005.