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About the Group

Our group's research focuses on behavioural and ecological aspects of animal navigation and spatial cognition, using a number of different species and a variety of state-of-the-art sensor technologies. We study the contribution of individual cognitive capabilities and navigational strategies, and of the ecological, sensory, and social environments to animal movement.

We are based at the Department of ZoologyUniversity of Oxford, and are part of the Animal Behaviour Research Group. Please use the tabs at the top to navigate the website and to find out more about our research, members, publications and funding.

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Members

Prof Tim Guilford
Prof Dora Biro
Prof Theresa burt de Perera

Dr Takao Sasaki
Dr Cait Newport
Dr Jay Willis
Dr Allert Bijleveld
Dr Annette Fayet
Ollie Padget, Joe Bartram, Sarah Schumacher, Sarah Skeels, Cecilia Karlsson, James Evry, Joana Bessa, Jessy Phillips, Nancy del Carror, Dani Edminds, Natasha Gillies

Recent Publications

Padget, O.G. Dell’AricciaA. GagliardoJ. González-Solís, and T. Guilford. "Anosmia impairs homing orientation but not foraging behaviour in free-ranging shearwaters." Scientific Reports, no. 1 (2017).

Tyson, C.H. KirkA. FayetE. E. Van LoonA. ShojiB. DeanC. PerrinsR. Freeman, and T. Guilford."Coordinated provisioning in a dual-foraging pelagic seabird." Animal Behaviour 132 (2017): 73-79.

Votier, Stephen C.Annette L. FayetStuart BearhopThomas W. BodeyBethany L. ClarkJames GrecianTim GuilfordKeith C. HamerJana W. E. JeglinskiGreg Morgan et al. "Effects of age and reproductive status on individual foraging site fidelity in a long-lived marine predator." Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 2841736478961106380444, no. 1859 (2017): 20171068.

Gibb, RoryAkiko ShojiAnnette L. FayetChris M. PerrinsTim Guilford, and Robin Freeman. "Remotely sensed wind speed predicts soaring behaviour in a wide-ranging pelagic seabird." Journal of The Royal Society Interface148462416-41721085388520122519, no. 132 (2017): 20170262.

Gibb, RoryAkiko ShojiAnnette L. FayetChris M. PerrinsTim Guilford, and Robin Freeman. "Remotely sensed wind speed predicts soaring behaviour in a wide-ranging pelagic seabird." Journal of The Royal Society Interface148462416-41721085388520122519, no. 132 (2017): 20170262.

Fayet, A. L.A. ShojiR. FreemanC. M. Perrins, and T. C. Guilford. "Within-pair similarity in migration route and female winter foraging effort predict pair breeding performance in a monogamous seabird." Marine Ecology Progress Series 569 (2017): 243-252.

Pollonara, EnricaTim GuilfordMarta RossiVerner P. Bingman, and Anna Gagliardo. "Right hemisphere advantage in the development of route fidelity in homing pigeons." Animal Behaviour 123 (2017): 395-409.

Morley, T. I.A. L. FayetH. JessoppP. VeronM. VeronJ. Clark, and M. J. Wood. "The seabird wreck in the Bay of Biscay and South-Western Approaches in 2014: a review of reported mortality. ." Seabird 29 (2017).

Watts, IsobelMáté NagyRobert I. HolbrookDora Biro, and Theresa Burt de Perera. "Validating two-dimensional leadership models on three-dimensionally structured fish schools." Royal Society Open Science470121067508, no. 1 (2017): 160804.

Guilford, Tim, and Theresa Burt de Perera. "An associative account of avian navigation." Journal of Avian Biology48 (2017): 191-195.

Wakefield, Ewan D.Ellie OwenJulia BaerMatthew J. CarrollFrancis DauntStephen G. DoddJonathan A. GreenTim GuilfordRoddy A. MavorPeter I. Miller et al. "Breeding density, fine-scale tracking and large-scale modeling reveal the regional distribution of four seabird species." Ecological Applications (2017).

Schumacher, SarahTheresa Burt de Perera, and Gerhard von der Emde. "Electrosensory capture during multisensory discrimination of nearby objects in the weakly electric fish Gnathonemus petersii." Scientific Reports 7 (2017).

Schumacher, S.Gerhard con der Emde, and Theresa Burt de Perera. "Sensory influence on navigation in the weakly electric fish Gnathonemus petersii." Animal Behaviour 132 (2017): 1-12.

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