Carl Schwarz inducted as ASA Fellow

October 15, 2018

Carl James Schwarz was inducted as an ASA Fellow[1] at the 2018 American Statistical Association Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada held on 28 July to 2 August 2018.

Schwarz was honored for his contributions in research, teaching, and service. He is a leader in using statistics for ecological problems, especially the development of estimating abundance and other demographic parameters through the use of capture-recapture methods. He has won several teaching awards (from the University of Manitoba; from the Faculty of Science at SFU; and from SFU) and has put on over 100 short courses on statistical methods for practicing ecologists in British Columbia, Alberta, northern Canada, and the northwestern United States. He played a leading role in the development of the Accreditation Program (P.Stat. and A.Stat) of the Statistical Society of Canada.

The citation for Carl James Schwarz reads:

“For sustained research and collaboration involving uses of statistics in ecology, especially the development of capture-recapture methodology; for exemplary teaching of statistics in academia and through short courses for industry, government, and non-profits; and for service to the statistical community in the development of the Accreditation Program in Canada.”



The designation of ASA Fellow has been a significant honor for nearly 100 years. Under ASA bylaws, the Committee on Fellows can elect up to one-third of one percent of the total association membership as fellows each year. Individuals are nominated by their ASA-member peers. To be selected, nominees must have an established reputation and have made outstanding contributions to statistical science.