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Buttemer, W.A., S. Warne, C. Bech and L.B. Astheimer (2008). Testosterone effects on avian basal metabolic rate and aerobic performance: Facts and artefacts. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A 150: 204-210.

Rønning, B., B. Moe, O. Chastel, J. Broggi, M. Langset and C. Bech (2008). Metabolic adjustments in breeding female kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) includes changes in kidney metabolic intensity. J. Comp. Physiol. B 178: 779-784.

Moe, B., F. Angelier, C. Bech and O. Chastel (2007). Is basal metabolic rate influenced by age in a long-lived seabird, the snow petrel?. J. Exp. Biol. 210: 3407-3414.

Rønning, B., H. Jensen, B. Moe and C. Bech (2007). Basal metabolic rate: heritability and genetic correlations with morphological traits in the zebra finch. J. Evol. Biol. 20: 1815-1822.

Angelier, F., B. Moe, C. Clement-Chastel, C. Bech and O. Chastel (2007). Patterns of corticosterone secretion in relation to change of mate in the black-legged Kittiwake. Condor 109: 668-674.

Verreault, J., C. Bech, R.J. Letcher, E. Ropstad, E. Dahl and G.W. Gabrielsen (2007). Organohalogen contamination in breeding glaucous gulls from the Norwegian Arctic: Associaltions with basal metabolism and circulating thyroid hormones. Environ. Pollut. 145: 138-145. (pdf)

Bech, C., J.F. Steffensen, M. Berger, A.S. Abe and J.E.P.W. Bicudo (2006). Metabolic aspects of torpor in hummingbirds. Acta Zool. Sinica 52(suppl.): 397-400. (pdf)

Rønning, B., B. Moe and C. Bech (2005). Long-term repeatability makes basal metabolic rate a likely heritable trait in the zebra finch Taeniopygia guttata. J. Exp. Biol. 208: 4663-4669. (pdf)

Moe, B., E. Stølevik and C. Bech (2005). Ducklings exhibit substantial energy-saving mechanisms as a response to short-term food shortage. Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 78: 80-104. (pdf)

Moe, B., S. Brunvoll, D. Mork, T.E. Brobakk and C. Bech (2005). Does food shortage delay development of homeothermy in European Shag nestlings (Phalacrocorax aristotelis)? J. Comp. Physiol. B. 175: 21-30. (pdf)

Bech, C., B. Rønning and B. Moe (2004). Individual variation in the basal metabolism of Zebra finches Taeniopygia guttata: no effect of food quality during early development. Int. Congr. Ser. 1275: 306-312. (pdf)

Moe, B., S. Brunvoll, D. Mork, T.E. Brobakk and C. Bech (2004). Developmental plasticity of physiology and morphology in diet-restricted European Shag nestlings (Phalacrocorax aristotelis). J. Exp. Biol. 207: 4067-4076. (pdf)

Bech, C. and K.E. Præsteng (2004). Thermoregulatory use of heat increment of feeding in the Tawny owl (Strix aluco). J. Therm. Biol. 29: 649-654. (pdf)

Bech, C., I. Langseth, B. Moe, M. Fyhn and G.W. Gabrielsen (2002). The energy economy of the arctic-breeding Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla): A review. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. Part A: 133: 765-770. Abstract (pdf)

Moe, B., I. Langseth, M. Fyhn, G.W. Gabrielsen and C. Bech (2002). Changes in body condition in breeding kittiwakes Rissa tridactyla. J. Avian Biol. 33: 225-234. Abstract (pdf)

Østnes, J.E., B.M. Jenssen and C. Bech (2001). Growth and development of homeothermy in nestling European Shags (Phalacrocorax aristotelis). The Auk 118: 983-995. Abstract

Fyhn, M., G.W. Gabrielsen, E.S. Nordøy, B. Moe, I. Langseth and C. Bech (2001). Individual variation in field metabolic rate of kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) during the chick-rearing period. Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 74: 343-355. Abstract (pdf)

Berg, O.K., A.P. Hendry, B. Svendsen, C. Bech, J.V. Arnekleiv and A. Lohrmann (2001). Maternal provisioning of offspring and the use of those resources during ontogeny: variation within and between Atlantic salmon families. Funct. Ecol. 15: 13-23. Abstract (pdf)

Langseth, I., B. Moe and C. Bech (2001). Reduction in body mass and basal metabolic rate in breeding female Kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla); an adaptation to reduce maintenance costs? Atlantic Seabirds 3: 165-178. Abstract

Langseth, I., B. Moe, M. Fyhn, G.W. Gabrielsen and C. Bech (2000). Flexibility of basal metabolic rate in arctic breeding kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla). In: Life in the Cold (eds. G. Heldmaier and M. Klingenspor). Springer-Verlag, pp. 471-477. Abstract

Bech, C., I. Langseth and G.W. Gabrielsen (1999). Repeatability of basal metabolism in breeding female kittiwakes Rissa tridactyla. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 266: 2161-2167. Abstract (pdf)

Chappell, M.A., C. Bech and W.A. Buttemer (1999). The relationship of central and peripheral masses to aerobic performance variation in House Sparrows. J. Exp. Biol. 202: 2269-2279. Abstract (pdf)

Bech, C. and J.E. Østnes (1999). Influence of body composition on the metabolic rate of nestling European Shags Phalacrocorax aristotelis. J. Comp. Physiol. B 169: 263-270. Abstract (pdf)

Murvold, K.M., J.U. Skaare, V.H. Nilssen, C. Bech, J.E. Østnes and B.M. Jenssen (1999). Yolk PCB and plasma retinol concentrations in Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) hatchlings. Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 36: 308-315. (pdf)

Bech, C. and S.C. Nicol (1999). Thermoregulation and ventilation in the tawny frogmouth, Podargus strigoides: a low-metabolic avian species. Aust. J. Zool. 47: 143-153. Abstract

Østnes, J.E. and C. Bech (1998). Thermal control of metabolic cold defence in pigeons Columba livia. J. Exp. Biol. 201: 793-803. Abstract (pdf)

Østnes, J.E., C. Jensen, J. Ostheim and C. Bech (1997). Physiological characteristics of arctic tern Sterna paradisaea chicks in relation to egg volume. Polar Research 16: 1-8. Abstract

Bech, C., A.S. Abe, J.F. Steffensen, M. Berger and J.E.P.W. Bicudo (1997). Torpor in three species of Brazilian hummingbirds under semi-natural conditions. Condor 99: 780-788. Abstract  (pdf)

Østnes, J.E. and C. Bech (1997). Ontogeny of deep-body cold sensitivity in Pekin ducklings Anas platyrhynchos. J. Comp. Physiol. B 167: 241-248. Abstract  (pdf)

Østnes, J.E. and C. Bech (1997). The early emergence of cold sensation in Shag nestlings (Phalacrocorax aristotelis). J. Avian Biol. 28: 24-30. Abstract

Bech, C. and M. Klaassen (1996). Blood hemoglobin content and metabolic performance of Arctic Tern chicks Sterna paradisaea. J. Avian Biol. 27: 112-117. Abstract

Bech, C. and J.E. Østnes (1996). Central cold thermosensitivity in pigeons (Columba livia). In: Adaptations to the Cold. Tenth International Hibernation Symposium (eds. F. Geiser, A.J. Hulbert and S.C. Nicol). University of New England Press, Armidale, pp. 185-190.

Østnes, J.E. and C. Bech (1996). Cold reception in neonate birds. In: Adaptations to the Cold. Tenth International Hibernation Symposium (eds. F. Geiser, A.J. Hulbert and S.C. Nicol). University of New England Press, Armidale, pp. 191-196.

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