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 Zoology, University 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.



Recent Publications


Flack, A., T. Guilford, and D. Biro. "Learning multiple routes in homing pigeons." Biology Letters 10, no. 4 (2014): 20140119.

Guilford, T., and D. Biro. "Route following and the pigeon's familiar area map." Journal of Experimental Biology 217, no. 2 (2014): 169-179.

Mann, R. P., C. Armstrong, J. Meade, R. Freeman, D. Biro, and T. Guilford. "Landscape complexity influences route-memory formation in navigating pigeons." Biology Letters 10, no. 1 (2014): 20130885.

Morgan, G., M. McMinn, R. Wynn, R. Meier, L. Maurice, B. Sevilla, A. Rodriguez, and T. Guilford. "Establishing repeatable study plots on Sa Dragonera, Mallorca to assess population trends of the local breeding Balearic Shearwaters Puffinus mauretanicus." Seabird 26 (2013): 9.

Holbrook, Robert I., and Theresa Burt de Perera. "Three-dimensional spatial cognition: freely swimming fish accurately learn and remember metric information in a volume." Animal Behaviour (2013).