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Following retirement, I plan to continue my consulting and short courses for a few more years.

Carl James Schwarz

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Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science
Simon Fraser University
     New Office
Because of space shortages
at SFU, I've given up my office
for some new digs prior to my
offical retirement,
Phone: My new office on the beach doesn't have a phone. Send me an email. I might respond depending on the WIFI.
Office: My new address

Fellow of the American Statistical Association

Accredited Professional Statistician - P.Stat. (Statistical Society of Canada), PStat® (American Statistical Association)
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Proud to be an Official AirHead
Picture of Schwarz
(1969 photo)
Yearbook cap
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(1994 photo)
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(1999 photo)
Picture of Schwarz
(2005 photo)
Picture of Schwarz
(2009 photo)
after an unfortunate
transporter accident
Picture of Schwarz
(2018 photo with
255 days to Retirement!
I already have my Hawaiian shirt ready.

Research Interests

My research program is in two areas: capture-recapture experiments and statistical consulting in environmental impact studies. It is motivated by real problems encountered by ecologists and health researchers.

My current research projects in ecology are in the estimating of animal abundance, survival, movement and related parameters using mark-recapture methods. Mark-recapture involves the marking of animals (e.g. rings on bird legs; tags on fish; radio collars on large mammals) and then releasing these animals back to their population. Subsequent resightings or recaptures of the marked and unmarked animals allow us to estimate the survival rate, the population size, and the movement rates of the animals.

My environmental impact research interests lie in designing and analysing environmental impact studies. This is motivated by my extensive consulting work with Environmental Consulting companies.

Teaching materials

I no longer teach at SFU. Here are links to my course materials
(Unavailable to the SFU community because SFU cut my salary by $15,000/year indicating to me that I was spending too much time on teaching):

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