Gregor W. Yeates

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Gregor W. Yeates
Dr G W Yeates FRSNZ April 2007.jpg
Born Gregor William Yeates
1944
New Zealand
Died August 6, 2012

Gregor William Yeates, publishing as GW Yeates (1944 – 6 August 2012),[1] was a New Zealand soil zoologist and ecologist. He was "considered the world's leading authority in soil nematode ecology, a subject of economic and ecological importance."[2]

His PhD (under W. C. Clark[3]) and DSc were both at Canterbury University.[4][5]

He spent most of his working life at Soil Bureau, a division of DSIR, which became Landcare Research.[6] He published over 200 papers and described over 100 species in genera including Longidorus, Xiphinema, Hemicycliophora, Trischistoma, Dorylaimida and Iotonchus.

Holotypes of Yeates's are the earliest in the National Nematode Collection of New Zealand[7]

Contributions[edit]

Yeates's early work on nematodes in sand dunes represented some of the first detailed work on nematodes in non-agricultural settings, and 'representing some of the most detailed assessments of nematode communities ever conducted in natural environments.'[8]

He conducted long-term work on CO2 enrichment in pasture.[8]

He studied the New Zealand flatworm Arthurdendyus triangulatus in its native environment,[8] supporting work in the UK where it became established as an invasive pest.

Family and civic life[edit]

Yeates was the son of Massey founding staff member John Stuart Yeates. He and wife Judy lived in Upper Hutt and Palmerston North, with two children. He was elected to the Rimutaka ward of the Upper Hutt City Council (1973–1977) and the Hutt Valley Drainage Board (1973–1977). He was later involved with Te Manawa in Palmerston North[9][10][11] and the Royal Society of New Zealand at both a local[12] and a national level.[13][14]

Honours and offices[edit]

Publications[edit]

  • Feeding Habits in Soil Nematode Families and Genera—An Outline for Soil Ecologists by G. W. Yeates, T. Bongers, R. G. M. De Goede, D. W. Freckman, and S. S. Georgieva in J Nematol. 1993 September; 25(3) has 901 citations according to google scholar.[19] The paper is a study in the ecological role of nematodes structured by taxa.[20]
  • Gregor Yeates. Earthworms, Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 27-Sep-11
  • Plains' Science: Inventions, Innovations and Discoveries from the Manawatu v1. (2011), co-edited by Vince Neall and Gregor Yeates, Royal Society of New Zealand Manawatu Branch and the Science Centre Inc., ISBN 9780473187033.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Death Notice, page 23, Manawatu Standard, 8 August 2012
  2. ^ a b "Fellows Elected in 1998". Retrieved 7 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Biological Sciences - University of Canterbury - New Zealand". Retrieved 7 September 2016. 
  4. ^ Yeates, Gregor William (1968), Studies on nematodes of dune sands., PhD Thesis, Christchurch, New Zealand: University of Canterbury, p. 102 
  5. ^ Yeates, Gregor William (1985), Studies on soil nematode populations, D.Sc. Thesis, Christchurch, New Zealand: University of Canterbury 
  6. ^ a b c d "Gregor Yeates". Plpnemweb.ucdavis.edu. 5 August 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "National Nematode Collection of New Zealand (NNCNZ)". Landcare Research. 31 May 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2012. 
  8. ^ a b c Wardle, David A.; Ross, Craig; Boag, Brian; Coleman, David C. (10 November 2012). "Resolution of respect for Gregor William Yeates, 1944–2012". Pedobiologia. 55 (6): 283–284. doi:10.1016/j.pedobi.2012.10.002. Retrieved 7 September 2016 – via ScienceDirect. 
  9. ^ "Charities Register". Retrieved 7 September 2016. 
  10. ^ "Charities Register". Retrieved 7 September 2016. 
  11. ^ a b Obitrary. Upper Hutt Leader. 15 August 2012
  12. ^ "Charities Register". Retrieved 7 September 2016. 
  13. ^ "Charities Register". Retrieved 7 September 2016. 
  14. ^ New Zealand Parliament – Dr G W Yeates and Royal Society of New Zealand Manawatu Branch
  15. ^ "List of Current Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand". Retrieved 7 September 2016. 
  16. ^ "The JOURNAL of NEMATOLOGY | Style Guide". Journal-of-nematology-style-guide.org. 31 December 2011. Archived from the original on 30 September 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2012. 
  17. ^ "RSNZ Manawatu Branch". Manawatu.rsnzbranch.org.nz. Retrieved 10 August 2012. 
  18. ^ a b c d e f "Gregor William Yeates". Retrieved 7 September 2016. 
  19. ^ "gw yeates – Google Scholar". Scholar.google.co.nz. Retrieved 10 August 2012. 
  20. ^ Yeates, GW; Bongers, T; De Goede, RG; Freckman, DW; Georgieva, SS (24 May 2012). "Feeding Habits in Soil Nematode Families and Genera—An Outline for Soil Ecologists". J. Nematol. 25: 315–31. PMC 2619405Freely accessible. PMID 19279775. 
  21. ^ "New Zealand National Bibliography May 2011" (PDF). National Library of New Zealand. 3 May 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2012. [permanent dead link]

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