Carl Schwarz inducted as ASA Fellow
Carl James Schwarz was inducted as an ASA Fellow 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.