Gregor William Yeates, 19 May 1944–6 August 2012
- Department of Forest Ecology and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SE901-83 Umeå, Sweden
- Landcare Research, Palmerston North, Private Bag 11052, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand
Dr Gregor Yeates, a distinguished soil biologist, ecologist and systematist, died in his home town of Palmerston North on 6 August 2012 after a brief illness. Throughout his career he dedicated himself to understanding the ecology and systematics of soil organisms, primarily in New Zealand, and at the time of his death was an author of approximately 300 journal publications, spanning 45 years.