David Goodall (botanist)

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David William Goodall (4 April 1914 – 10 May 2018) was a British-Australian botanist, activist and ecologist. Goodall was born in London. He was important in the early development of statistical methods in ecology, such as the study of vegetation.[1][2] He was also a pro-euthanasia activist.[3]

Goodall became a centenarian in April 2014.[4] In the 2016 Australia Day Honours list Goodall was made a Member of the Order of Australia.[5]

On 30 April 2018, Goodall said he wanted to end his own life in May of that year through assisted suicide.[6][7] He died at a nursing center in Liestal, Switzerland on 10 May 2018 by euthanasia at the age of 104.[8][9][10]

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  3. Hamlyn, Charlotte (3 April 2018). "Academic David Goodall turns 104 and his birthday wish is to die in peace". ABC News. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
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  5. Hamlyn, Charlotte (20 August 2016). "102 year old researcher told to leave university post". ABC News. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
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  8. "Australian scientist David Goodall, 104, ends his life in Switzerland | SBS News". SBS News. 10 May 2018. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  9. Noyes, Jenny (10 May 2018). "Australian scientist David Goodall dies after lethal injection". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
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