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Biographical entry Goodall, David William (1914 - 2018)

Born
4 April 1914
Edmonton, England
Died
10 May 2018
Switzerland
Occupation
Botanist and Ecologist

Summary

David William Goodall was 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. Throughout his distinguished career which stretches over sixty years, Goodall worked in the five major continents of the world and has (co-) authored well over 130 scientific works. His interests included developing methods for probabilistic classification and its application to Australian Drosera species and subspecies and to vegetation data collected according to the Braun-Blanquet method.

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1935
Award - Forbes Memorial Prize and Medal received from the Royal College of Science
1935
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of London
1939 - 1946
Career position - Research Assistant then Scientific Officer at the Research institute of Plant Physiology at the East Malling Research Station in Kent, UK
1941
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of London
1946 - 1947
Career position - Plant Physiologist at the West African Cacao Research Institute in Tafo, Ghana
1948
Life event - Migrated to Australia
1948 - 1952
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Botany at the University of Melbourne
1952 - 1954
Career position - Senior Lecturer, then Reader in Botany at the University College of the Gold Coast in Achimota, Ghana
1953
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Melbourne
1954 - 1956
Career position - Professor of Agricultural Botany at the University of Reading, UK
1956 - 1961
Career position - Director of the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Tobacco Research Institute in Mareeba, Queensland
1956 - 1961
Career position - Senior Principal Research Scientist at the CSIRO Division of Plant Science
1958 - 1980
Career position - Member, Editorial Board, Vegetatio
1961 - 1967
Career position - Senior Principal Research Scientist at the CSIRO Division of Mathematical Statistics in Perth
1965 - 1967
Career position - Honorary Reader in Botany at the University of Western Australia
1967 - 1968
Career position - Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of California, USA
1968 - 1974
Career position - Professor of Systems Ecology at the Ecology Centre at the Utah State University, USA
1974 - 1978
Career position - Member of the Advisory Committee for the Swedish Coniferous Forest Project
1974 - 1979
Career position - Senior Principal Research Scientist at the CSIRO Division of Land Resources Management in Canberra, Deniliquin and Perth
1979
Life event - Retired
1979 - 1998
Career position - Honorary Research Fellow at the CSIRO Division of Land Resources Management then the Division of Wildlife and Ecology
1988 - 1990
Career position - Member, Editorial Board, Advanced plant sciences
1990
Education - Doctor of Science Nat. honoris causa received from the Università degli Studí di Trieste, Italy
1998 -
Career position - Honorary Research Associate at the Centre for Ecosystem Management at Edith Cowan University, Joondalup campus
2008? -
Career position - Member, Editorial Board, Tropical ecology
2008
Award - Gold Medal, Plant and Vegetation Ecology, Ecological Society of Australia
2016
Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to science as an academic, researcher and author in the area of plant ecology and natural resources management

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Edited Books

  • Clifford, Harold T. ed., Cambridge - Castlemaine: a Tribute to John Stewart Turner on the Occasion of his 80th Birthday (St Lucia: Botany Department, University of Queensland, 1988), 71 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Clifford, H. Trevor, 'David Goodall - multiple decades devoted to the service of ecological knowledge, a whole century devoted to the enjoyment of life', Tropical ecology, 56 (1) (2015), 133-5. Details
  • Clifford, H. Trevor, 'In memoriam David William Goodall (4 April 1914 - 10 May 2018)', Journal of vegetation science, 29 (3) (2018), 569-72, https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12655. Details
  • Recher, Harry F. and Saunders, Denis A., 'Tribute to David William Goodall DSc, AM: advocate and ecologist par excellence (4 April 1914 to 10 May 2018)', Pacific conservation biology, 25 (2019), v-vii. https://doi.org/10.1071/PCv25n1_OB. Details

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See also

Annette Alafaci