Zwiers elected as a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union

Francis Zwiers

Francis Zwiers, Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Director and Adjunct Professor, Mathematics & Statistics, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).  The honour recognizes members whose “breadth of interests and the scope of their contributions are remarkable and often groundbreaking.”  Zwiers has pioneered the use of statistical techniques for investigating challenging problems in climate change, and his approaches have been adopted by global organizations such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the World Climate Research Program.  In 2016 Zwiers appeared on the Thompson-Reuters highly cited researchers list and is already a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the American Meteorological Society.  Past UVIC AGU Fellows include faculty from the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences:  Tom Pederson, Andrew Weaver and Professor Emeritus Chris Garrett.