British-Australian botanist and ecologistDied when: 104 years 36 days (1249 months)
Star Sign: Aries
David William Goodall (4 April 1914 – 10 May 2018) was an English-born Australian botanist and ecologist.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.He was editor-in-chief of the 30-volume Ecosystems of the World series of books, and author of over 100 publications.
He was known as Australia's oldest working scientist, still editing ecology papers at age 103.Long an advocate of voluntary euthanasia legalisation, he ended his own life in Switzerland via physician-assisted suicide at age 104.