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.





  • Young frigatebirds learn how to compensate for wind drift.

    Wynn, J, Collet, J, Prudor, A, Corbeau, A, Padget, O, Guilford, T, Weimerskirch, H
  • Short-term behavioural impact contrasts with long-term fitness consequences of biologging in a long-lived seabird.

    Gillies, N, Fayet, AL, Padget, O, Syposz, M, Wynn, J, Bond, S, Evry, J, Kirk, H, Shoji, A, Dean, B, Freeman, R, Guilford, T
  • Natal imprinting to the Earth's magnetic field in a pelagic seabird.

    Wynn, J, Padget, O, Mouritsen, H, Perrins, C, Guilford, T
  • Patterns of at-sea behaviour at a hybrid zone between two threatened seabirds.

    Austin, RE, Wynn, RB, Votier, SC, Trueman, C, McMinn, M, Rodríguez, A, Suberg, L, Maurice, L, Newton, J, Genovart, M, Péron, C, Grémillet, D
    et al
  • 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
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