I am an open research coordinator whose expertise lies in the evolution of animal behaviour.
I am a fervent advocate of methods that increase the reliability, reproducibility, and overall credibility of science, and because of this I became the first reproducible research coordinator at the University of Oxford!
During my past research, I have been particularly intrigued with individual variation, especially in the context of mate choice. For instance, I investigated how female individual sensory biases shape their mate choice decisions, and ultimately the diversity of phenotypes we observe. I am experienced with designing rigorous behavioral experiments, as well as with extracting data from long-term data sets collected on wild populations.
As the Reproducible Research Oxford Coordinator, I coordinate and/or organise events or grassroots initiatives that promote open and reproducible research, I design and deliver lectures and workshops on open research practices, and I engage our community through various activities and communications. I also liaise with relevant local and national stakeholders to inform the design of training and policy.
I also co-founded the Society for Open Reliable and Transparent Ecology and Evolutionary biology for which I am a current executive committee member.
Ihle M, Winney IS, Krystalli A & Croucher M. 2017. Striving for transparent and credible research: practical guidelines for behavioral ecologists. Invited Idea – Behavioral Ecology.
Ihle M, Kempenaers B, Forstmeier W. 2015. Fitness benefits of mate choice for compatibility in a socially monogamous species. PLoS Biology
I wish to contribute my research, management, and teaching skills to the rigor and openness of science, and/or to biodiversity conservation.