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Bernhard Voekl

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Bern

Bernhard-Voekl-metascience2019Bernhard Voelkl is a postdoctoral researcher at the Veterinary Public Health Institute of the University of Bern, Switzerland. He studied biology and zoology at the University of Vienna receiving his PhD in 2005. He is an evolutionary ecologist who has worked with various study species (primates and birds) both in the field and the lab. The topic of his early research focused on cooperation and social information propagation in animal communities and animal social networks.

He has worked as postdoctoral researcher at the CNRS-Strasbourg, the Humboldt University at Berlin and the Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology at the University of Oxford. He is scientific coordinator of Waldrappteam and elected fellow of the Royal Geographic Society. Recently he has turned his attention towards the reproducibility of preclinical animal studies and investigates how the norm of reaction affects biological variability and reproducibility of study results in biomedical animal research.