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


Padget, Oliver, Sarah L. Bond, Marwa M. Kavelaars, Emiel van Loon, Mark Bolton, Annette L. Fayet, Martyna Syposz, Stephen Roberts, and Tim Guilford. "In Situ Clock Shift Reveals that the Sun Compass Contributes to Orientation in a Pelagic Seabird." Current Biology (2018).

Fayet, A. L., R. Freeman, T. Anker-Nilssen, A. W. Diamond, K. E. Erikstad, D. A. Fifield, M. G. Fitzsimmons, E. S. Hansen, M. P. Harris, M. J. Jessopp et al. "Ocean-wide drivers of migration strategies and their influence on population breeding performance in a declining seabird." Current Biology 27, no. 4 (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.

Tyson, C., H. Kirk, A. Fayet, E. E. Van Loon, A. Shoji, B. Dean, C. Perrins, R. Freeman, and T. Guilford. "Coordinated provisioning in a dual-foraging pelagic seabird." Animal Behaviour 132 (2017): 73-79.

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

Votier, Stephen C., Annette L. Fayet, Stuart Bearhop, Thomas W. Bodey, Bethany L. Clark, James Grecian, Tim Guilford, Keith C. Hamer, Jana W. E. Jeglinski, Greg 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.