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.
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.
Tobias, P.V., J.C. Vogel, H.D. Oschadleus, T.C. Partridge and J.K. McKee. 1993. New isotopic and sedimentological measurements of the Thabaseek deposits (South Africa) and the dating of the Taung hominid. Quaternary Research 40:360-367.
Heyraud, M., Cherry, R.D., Oschadleus, H.-D., Augustyn, C.J., Cherry, M.I., Sealy, J.C. 1994. Polonium-210 and lead-210 in edible molluscs from near the Cape of Good Hope: Sources of variability in polonium-210 concentrations. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 24:253-272.
Oschadleus, H.D. 1995. Structure and function in Cape Weaver nests. Ostrich 66:98-100.
Oschadleus, H.D., Vogel, J.C., & Scott, L. 1996. Radiometric date for the Port Durnford peat and development of yellow-wood forest along the South African east coast. S. Afr. J. Sci. 92:43-45.
Oschadleus, H.D. 1996. Incubation and nestling periods of the Masked Weaver. Ostrich 67:46-47.
Oschadleus, H.D. 1996. Male Masked Weavers Feeding Young. Laniarius 62:21.
Oschadleus, H.D., Geyser, R.D., & Heyne, H. 1996. Ticks on African Marsh Warbler. Safring News 25(1):13-14.
Oschadleus, D. 1996. Weaving death traps. Bird Numbers 6:30-31.
Oschadleus, D. 1997. Eight Years Later ...Laniarius 65:1.
Oatley, T.B., Oschadleus, H.D., Navarro, R.A. & Underhill, L.G. 1998. Review of ring recoveries of birds of prey in southern Africa: 1948-1998 EWT, Jhb.
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