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


Schumacher, Sarah, Gerhard von der Emde, and Theresa Burt de Perera. "Sensory influence on navigation in the weakly electric fish Gnathonemus petersii." Animal Behaviour In Press (2017).

Schumacher, Sarah, Theresa 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).

Fayet, A. L., A. Shoji, R. Freeman, C. 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.

Guilford, Tim, and Theresa Burt de Perera. "An associative account of avian navigation." Journal of Avian Biology 48 (2017): 191-195.

Watts, Isobel, Máté Nagy, Robert I. Holbrook, Dora Biro, and Theresa Burt de Perera. "Validating two-dimensional leadership models on three-dimensionally structured fish schools." Royal Society Open Science 470121067508, no. 1 (2017): 160804.