Welcome to the Oxford Navigation Group

About Oxnav

Oxnav'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.





  • Shearwaters know the direction and distance home but fail to encode intervening obstacles after free-ranging foraging trips.

    Padget, O, Stanley, G, Willis, JK, Fayet, AL, Bond, S, Maurice, L, Shoji, A, Dean, B, Kirk, H, Juarez-Martinez, I, Freeman, R, Bolton, M
    et al
  • Light pollution causes object collisions during local nocturnal manoeuvring flight by adult Manx shearwaters (Puffinus puffinus)

    GUILFORD, T, Padget, O, Bond, S, Syposz, M
  • The shearwater's world

  • Not just passengers: pigeons, Columba livia, can learn homing routes while flying with a more experienced conspecific.

    Pettit, B, Flack, A, Freeman, R, Guilford, T, Biro, D
  • Behavioural mapping of a pelagic seabird: combining multiple sensors and a hidden Markov model reveals the distribution of at-sea behaviour.

    Dean, B
  • More
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