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., K. Elliott, A. Fayet, D. Boyle, C. Perrins, and T. Guilford. "Foraging behaviour of sympatric razorbills and puffins." Marine Ecology Progress Series 520 (2015): 257-267.

Burt de Perera, Theresa, and Tim Guilford. Found: the missing part of the brain's 'internal compass' In Science and Technology. The Conversation, 2015.

Davis, V. A., R. I. Holbrook, S. Schumacher, T. Guilford, and Burt T. de Perera. "Three-dimensional spatial cognition in a benthic fish, Corydoras aeneus." Behavioural Processes 109 (2014): 151-156.

Guilford, T., and G. Taylor. "The sun compass revisited." Animal Behaviour 97 (2014).

Shoji, Akiko, Ellie Owen, Mark Bolton, Ben Dean, Holly Kirk, Annette Fayet, Dave Boyle, Robin Freeman, Chris Perrins, St├ęphane Aris-Brosou et al. "Flexible foraging strategies in a diving seabird with high flight cost." Marine Biology (2014).