Gregor Yeates was born in
After completing his Ph.D.,
Dr. Yeates spent a year in the Nematology Department at Rothamsted
Experimental Station in
Dr. Yeates has been an extremely productive scientist with over 200 scientific papers and at least the same number of conference papers and reports. Within the field of soil ecology, he has published extensively on nematode community structures and the influence of environmental and management effects upon them. Many of his field observations and assessments have led to descriptions of new species of nematodes.
Dr. Yeates’ studies have contributed to greater understanding of the role of nematodes in soil ecosystems. The publication record reveals a pattern of system-specific faunal analyses followed by taxonomic descriptions and then synoptic papers of nematode survival, feeding habits, niche dimension, invasion biology or ecosystem services.
In the course of his ecological studies, Gregor Yeates has described 105 new species in a number of unrelated genera, e.g., Longidorus, Xiphinema, Hemicycliophora, Trischistoma, Dorylaimellus and Iotonchus.
Gregor Yeates has studied the
ecology of nematodes, and other soil organisms, in environments ranging from
Antarctica to northern
Dr. Yeates has served on the editorial boards of several ecological and nematological journals and is a member of several societies including the New Zealand Society for Parasitologists, of which he was president. Dr. Yeates was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand (1998) and a Fellow of the New Zealand Society of Soil Science (1995).
In 2007, Dr. Gregor Yeates was named Fellow of the Society of Nematologists.
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