In yet another win for Associate Professor David Warton, it has just been announced that he is recipient of the Young Investigator Award from the American Statistical Association Section on Statistics and the Environment.

This award aims to encourage younger members (under 41 years of age) of the environmental statistics community, recognising outstanding contributions to the development of methods, issues, concepts, applications, and initiatives in environmental statistics.

A/Prof Warton says that he is "delighted" to receive the award, and is "especially pleased to see some international attention for Australian ecological statistics research, as there are some exciting ideas coming out of this corner of the world at the moment". 

He extended a special thanks to Professor William Dunsmuir for nominating him, plus his "talented team" of students, post-docs and collaborators who "continue to be a pleasure to work with".

The award is to be presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Boston in August, which A/Prof Warton is hoping to attend.

It's already shaping up to be a successful year for A/Prof Warton. This award comes hot on the heels of his Christopher Heyde Medal (2014), announced in January.

We warmly congratulate David on his latest award.