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Publications

platy6aBethge P, Munks S, Otley H, Nicol S (2009) Activity Patterns and Sharing Of Time and Space of Platypuses, Ornithorhynchus anatinus, in a Subalpine Tasmanian Lake. Journal of Mammalogy, 90(6): 1350-1356 (PDF) (Video) (News Release)

Bethge P, Munks S, Otley H, Nicol S (2004) Platypus Burrow Temperatures at a Subalpine Tasmanian Lake. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 125: 273-276 (PDF)

Bethge P, Munks S, Otley H, Nicol S (2003) Diving behaviour, dive cycles and aerobic dive limit in the platypus Ornithorhynchus anatinus. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 136/4: 799-809 (PDF)

Bethge P (2002) Energetics and foraging behaviour of the platypus Ornithorhynchus anatinus. Ph.D. Thesis University of Tasmania (PDF)

Bethge P, Munks S, Nicol S (2001) Energetics of foraging and locomotion in the platypus Ornithorhynchus anatinus. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 171/6: 497-506 (PDF)

Bethge P, Munks S, Nicol S, Otley H (2000). The use of data-loggers to determine behavioural activity in the platypus. In: Munks S, Nicol S (eds) Current research on the platypus, Ornithorhynchus anatinus in Tasmania: Abstracts from the 1999 ‘Tasmanian Platypus Workshop’. Australian Mammalogy (PDF)

Bethge P, Nicol S, Munks S (2000). Platypus energetics: What is the cost of a dinner by candlelight? In: Munks S, Nicol S (eds) Current research on the platypus, Ornithorhynchus anatinus in Tasmania: Abstracts from the 1999 ‘Tasmanian Platypus Workshop’. Australian Mammalogy (PDF)

Munks SA, Otley HM, Bethge P, Jackson J (2000). Reproduction, diet and daily energy expenditure of the platypus in a sub-alpine Tasmanian lake. In: Munks S, Nicol S (eds) Current research on the platypus, Ornithorhynchus anatinus in Tasmania: Abstracts from the 1999 ‘Tasmanian Platypus Workshop’. Australian Mammalogy (PDF)

Bethge, P., S.C. Nicol, B. Culik, R. Wilson (1997) Diving behaviour and energetics in breeding Little Penguins Eudyptula minor. Journal of Zoology London 242: 483-502 (PDF) (TV-Report)

Awards & Prizes

“Annette Barthelt”-award for marine science for work on the Little Penguin (1995)

Scholarship holder of Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (Hochschulsonderprogramm III), University of Tasmania Overseas Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Placed on the University of Tasmania’s Dean’s Commendation Award 2002 for an “outstanding Doctoral theses” on the platypus (PDF)

Reuters-IUCN-Media Award 2008, Regional Winner Europe (with Rafaela von Bredow and Christian Schwägerl) for the cover story “The Price of Survival: What Would It Cost to Save Nature?” (SPIEGEL 21/2008)

Conferences

21st International Ornithological Congress, Vienna, Austria, August 1994

ANZSCPB, 15th Annual Meeting, Perth, December 1998

Tasmanian Platypus Meeting, Hobart, Tasmania, Mai 1999

Australian Mammal Society Conference 1999, Hawkesbury NSW, July 1999