Peter Berthold#


Peter Berthold
Email:berthold 'at' orn.mpg.de
Membership Number:1802
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:ORGANISMIC & EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
Username:pberthold
Elected:1998
Homepage:http://www.orn.mpg.de/589467/Prof_Dr_Peter_Berthold


Present and Previous Positions
  • 2005 Professor Emeritus
  • 1998 Director, Vogelwarte Radolfzell, as one of the two divisions of the Research Unit for Ornithology of the Max Planck Society
  • 1991 Local Head, Vogelwarte Radolfzell, Max Planck Institute of Behavioural Physiology
  • 1981 Professor of Biology, University of Constance
  • 1972 Lecturer, University of Constance

Fields of Scholarship
  • Migration
  • Annual periodicity
  • Biological rhythms
  • Behavioural, population and molecular genetics
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Population dynamics
  • Ecosystem analysis
  • Reproduction
  • Biology of capercaillie
  • Basic research related to conservation
  • Satellite tracking
  • Capercaillie biology and conservation
  • Studies of effects of (all year) bird feeding

Honours and Awards
  • 1982 Member of the International Ornithological Committee
  • 1986 Member of the Permanent Executive Committee of the International Ornithologial Congresses
  • 1986 Chairman of the Scientific Program Committee of the XX. International Ornithological Congress
  • 1988 Award of the Deutsche Ornithologen-Gesellschaft
  • 1989 Elliott Coues Award, American Ornithologist's Union
  • 1990 Honorary Fellow, American Ornithologist's Union
  • 1990 Golden nestbox for bird conservation activities, Ludwigshafen/Rhine
  • 1991 Bruno-H. Schubert-Award of the Schubert-Foundation
  • 1992 Member of the Academia Scientiarum et Artium Europaea
  • 1992 Witherby Memorial Lecturer, British Trust for Ornithology
  • 1994 President of the XXII. International Ornithological Congress in Durban
  • 1995 Honorary Member of the British Ornithologists' Union
  • 1997 Council Member of the European Ornithologists' Union
  • 1998 Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society
  • 1998 Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 1998 Science Price and Karl Ritter von Frisch-Medal of the German Zoological Society
  • 1999 J. Müller and E. Haeckel Memorial Lecturer, Berlin and Jena
  • 2000 Honorary Member of the Deutsche Ornithologen-Gesellschaft
  • 2000 Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Deutsche Jagdschutz-Verband
  • 2002 Philip Morris Research Award
  • 2003 Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • 2004 Honorary Member Spanish Ornithological Society
  • 2004vHonorary Award Heinz Sielmann Foundation
  • 2004 Challenge trophy, Vogelwarte Radolfzell
  • 2005 Member of the Council of the Sielmann Foundation
  • 2005 Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation
  • 2005 Honorary Member of the Ornithological Society of Saxony
  • 2006 Corresponding Member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences
  • 2006 Felix-von-Hornstein-Medal, by the BNO, Bad Wurzach
  • 2011 Promega Science and Journalism Price for excellent publications in Biology
  • 2012 Order of Merit of State Baden-Württemberg


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