Avian Demography Unit
Department of Statistical Sciences
University of Cape Town
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Dieter Oschadleus
SAFRING Coordinator


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Qualifications and experience

Dieter Oschadleus Dieter studied Physics at UCT, obtaining a BSc (1987) and BSc(Hons) in 1988 (radioactivity in mussels). Dieter started bird-ringing while studying at UCT. Dieter worked at the CSIR in Pretoria from 1990 to 1997 in the radiocarbon dating laboratory. While working he obtained an MSc in Physics (radioactive dating of Kuiseb calcretes in Namibia). He served on the committee of the Northern Transvaal Ornithological Society (now Pretoria Bird Club) during 1996 and 1997. In 1998 Dieter took up the post of Ringing Coordinator at SAFRING.

Research interests

Dieter's interest in birds began with Masked Weaverbirds while he was at school. He has been studying this species ever since and is doing research for a PhD. His interest has expanded to include all the African weaverbirds, on which he is compiling a bibliography.

Selected publications

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