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


Shoji, A., S. Aris-Brosou, A. Culina, A. Fayet, H. Kirk, O. Padget, I. Juarez-Martinez, D. Boyle, T. Nakata, C. M. Perrins et al. "Breeding phenology and winter activity predict subsequent breeding success in a trans-global migratory seabird." Biology Letters 111781522844254912763, no. 10 (2015): 20150671.

Fayet, Annette L., Robin Freeman, Akiko Shoji, Oliver Padget, Chris M. Perrins, and Tim Guilford. "Lower foraging efficiency in immatures drives spatial segregation with breeding adults in a long-lived pelagic seabird." Animal Behaviour 110 (2015).

Shoji, A., S. Aris-Brosou, A. Fayet, O. Padget, C. Perrins, and T. Guilford. "Dual foraging and pair coordination during chick provisioning by Manx shearwaters: empirical evidence supported by a simple model." Journal of Experimental Biology 218, no. 13 (2015): 2116-2123.

Meier, Rhiannon E., Russell B. Wynn, Stephen C. Votier, Miguel McMinn Grivé, Ana Rodríguez, Louise Maurice, Emiel E. van Loon, Alice R. Jones, Lavinia Suberg, José Manuel Arcos et al. "Consistent foraging areas and commuting corridors of the critically endangered Balearic shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus in the northwestern Mediterranean." Biological Conservation 190 (2015): 87-97.

Flack, A., D. Biro, T. Guilford, and R. Freeman. "Modelling group navigation: transitive social structures improve navigational performance." Journal of The Royal Society Interface 12, no. 108 (2015): 20150213.