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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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  1. "Australia's oldest working scientist wins battle over office". London: BBC News. 2016. Archived from the original on 21 December 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20161221022531/http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-38362307. 
  2. "Professor David Goodall". Edith Cowan University. 2016. Archived from the original on 21 December 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20161221095626/https://www.ecu.edu.au/schools/science/staff/profiles/honorary-research-associates/professor-david-goodall. 
  3. Hamlyn, Charlotte (3 April 2018). Academic David Goodall turns 104 and his birthday wish is to die in peace. ABC News. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-04/david-goodall-is-104-but-takes-no-pleasure-in-getting-older/9614344. Retrieved 1 May 2018. 
  4. Staff (4 April 2014). "Celebrating a century". ecu.edu.au. https://www.ecu.edu.au/news/latest-news/2014/04/celebrating-a-century. Retrieved 5 April 2016. 
  5. Hamlyn, Charlotte (20 August 2016). 102 year old researcher told to leave university post. ABC News. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-21/102yo-researcher-told-to-leave-his-edith-cowan-university-job/7769422. Retrieved 21 August 2016. 
  6. Agence France-Presse (30 April 2018). "David Goodall: 104-year-old scientist to end own life in Switzerland". The Guardian (Sydney). https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/apr/30/david-goodall-australia-oldest-scientist-to-end-own-life-in-switzerland. Retrieved 1 May 2018. 
  7. Mao, Frances (2018-05-02). "Scientist, 104, begins trip to end his life". https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-43957874. 
  8. "Australian scientist David Goodall, 104, ends his life in Switzerland | SBS News". SBS News. 10 May 2018. https://www.sbs.com.au/news/australian-scientist-david-goodall-104-ends-his-life-in-switzerland. Retrieved 10 May 2018. 
  9. Noyes, Jenny (10 May 2018). Australian scientist David Goodall dies after lethal injection. The Sydney Morning Herald. https://www.smh.com.au/national/australian-scientist-david-goodall-dies-after-lethal-injection-20180510-p4zem6.html. Retrieved 10 May 2018. 
  10. CNN, Sheena McKenzie,. "104-year-old scientist David Goodall takes own life at Swiss clinic". CNN. https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/10/health/david-goodall-australian-scientist-dies-intl/index.html. Retrieved 2018-05-10.