David Goodall – “Australia’s oldest working scientist”
David Goodall (botanist). (n.d.) In Wikipedia.
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David Goodall was Australia’s oldest working scientist, commuting daily to his office at Edith Cowan University until the age of 103.
He was influential in the early development of statistical methods in plant communities. He worked as researcher and professor in England, Australia, Ghana and the United States.
From 1956 to 1967, he was a research scientist for CSIRO and continued to be affiliated with CSIRO later becoming an Honorary Research Fellow in the Division of Wildlife and Ecology.
He was editor-in-chief of the 30-volume Ecosystems of the World series of books, and author of over 100 publications.
An advocate of voluntary euthanasia legalisation, he ended his own life in Switzerland via physician-assisted suicide at the age of 104.
If you would like to read more about Dr David Goodall, please click through to the links below:
- Wikipedia – Entry for David Goodall
- Encyclopaedia Of Australian Science – Biography of David Goodall
- Tribute to David Goodall, Imperial College