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Ollie Padget


I am a NERC funded DPhil student in the Animal Behaviour Research Group.

Research Interests

My interest is mainly in how highly pelagic seabirds such as Manx shearwaters navigate through their environment. Manx shearwaters were one of the first species ever used to investigate navigation in biological systems first by David Lack and then by Ronald Lockley and Geoffrey Matthews in the 1950s and 60s. In 2014 I am interested in returning to the Manx shearwater as a model system but with miniaturised GPS devices, onboard video loggers and computer simulation. I am especially interested in how shearwaters are integrating different environmental cues, which I study primarily by analysing both free-ranging and experimentally manipulated homing behaviour.

Ollie with shearwater

Education

I completed my BSc in Zoology at the University of Nottingham.

Contact Details

oliver.padget@zoo.ox.ac.uk
Address:
Oliver Padget
Department of Zoology
University of Oxford
South Parks Road
Oxford OX1 3PS