David W. Goodall
David William Goodall AM (born 4 April 1914) is an Australian botanist and ecologist. He was influential in the early development of numerical methods in ecology, particularly the study of vegetation.
|Born||David William Goodall
4 April 1914
Edmonton, London, England
|Alma mater||Imperial College London|
|Known for||Editor-in-chief of the multivolume Ecosystems of the World
seminal papers on ecological gradient analysis
|Awards||Order of Australia (2016)|
|Thesis||Studies in the assimilation of the tomato plant (1941)|
Goodall completed his Bachelor of Science degree in 1935 followed by a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1941, both at the University of London (Imperial College of Science and Technology). His PhD research was conducted at East Malling Research Station in Kent on assimilation in the tomato plant.
Research and careerEdit
In 1948, he moved to Australia to become senior lecturer of botany at the University of Melbourne. 1952-1954, he served as reader in botany at the then University College of the Gold Coast (now University of Ghana). He received a Doctor of Science degree from the University of Melbourne in 1953. He then returned to England to take the position as professor of agricultural botany at the University of Reading 1954–1956. From 1956 to 1967, he was a research scientist at various Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) divisions in Australia, then professor of biology at the University of California,[clarification needed] USA, 1967–1968, and professor of systems ecology at Utah State University, USA 1968-1974. For the rest of his career, he was affiliated with CSIRO again, and retired in 1979.
As of December 2016[update] Goodall is active, an honorary research associate at the Centre for Ecosystem Management at Edith Cowan University and Editor-in-Chief of the series Ecosystems of the World. He is thought to be the oldest scientist still working in Australia, as of January 2016[update], followed by Dr Max Day, who was born on 21 December 1915.
- A probabilistic similarity index
- Some considerations in the use of point quadrats for the analysis of vegetation
- Classification, probability, and utility.
- Hypothesis-testing in classification
- Numerical taxonomy of bacteria - some published data re-examined
- The distribution of the matching coefficient. Biometrics
- Ecosystems of the World, 36 volumes published in the series 1974 to date by Elsevier, Amsterdam) with Goodall as Editor-in-Chief. He also co-authored two of the volumes, Mediterranean-type Shrublands and Hot Deserts and Arid Shrublands.
Awards and honoursEdit
- Anon (2016). "Goodall, David William (1914 - )". eoas.info. Encyclopedia of Australian Science. Archived from the original on 1 October 2016.
- Anon (2016). "Australia's oldest working scientist wins battle over office". bbc.co.uk. London: BBC News. Archived from the original on 21 December 2016.
- Anon (2016). "Professor David Goodall". ecu.edu.au. Edith Cowan University. Archived from the original on 21 December 2016.
- Goodall, David William (1941). Studies in the assimilation of the tomato plant (PhD thesis). University of London (Imperial College of Science and Technology).
- Goodall, D. W (1974) Ecosystems of the World[ISBN missing]
- "Max Day, Australia's oldest scientist". Radio National. 2015-12-07. Retrieved 2016-08-21.
- Goodall, David W. (1964). "A Probabilistic Similarity Index". Nature. 203 (4949): 1098–1098. doi:10.1038/2031098a0.
- Some considerations in the use of point quadrats for the analysis of vegetation. Australian Journal of Scientific Research. Ser. B: Biological Sciences, 5 (1): 1-41. 1952. PMID 14934631
- Goodall, D. W. (1966). "Classification, Probability and Utility". Nature. 211 (5044): 53–54. doi:10.1038/211053a0.
- Goodall, David W. (1966). "Hypothesis-testing in Classification". Nature. 211 (5046): 329–330. doi:10.1038/211329a0.
- Goodall, D. W. (1966). "Numerical Taxonomy of Bacteria -- Some Published Data Re-examined". Journal of General Microbiology. 42 (1): 25–37. doi:10.1099/00221287-42-1-25.
- Goodall, D. W. (1967). "The Distribution of the Matching Coefficient". Biometrics. 23 (4): 647. doi:10.2307/2528419.
- Goodall, D. W (1981) Mediterranean-type Shrublands[ISBN missing]
- Hot Deserts and Arid Shrublands (1986).[ISBN missing]
- Staff (2014-04-04). "Celebrating a century". ecu.edu.au. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
- Hamlyn, Charlotte (20 August 2016). "102 year oold researcher told to leave university post". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
- Jose, Lucinda; McConnon, Tyne; Fitzgerald, Bridget (26 January 2016). "West Australians honoured in Australia Day awards". ABC Rural. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 21 August 2016.