Biosciences Seminar Series - Winter 2016
18 February 2016 - 1pm - Wallace Lecture Theatre
Note Change of Room!
Spatial cognition in wide-ranging birds
Our Biosciences seminar series continues with an exciting talk by Prof Tim Guilford, from the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford (UK) and member of the Oxford Navigation Group. Tim is fascinated about animal behaviour and understanding what drives their decisions. Initially Tim focussed his research on understanding the evolution of animal signals, such as warning signals. More recently Tim has been working hard on unravelling the mysteries of how animals map the environments and find their ways, from more localised movement of pigeons to long-distance travels of seabirds. To achieve these goals Tim uses a wide combination of new technological developments, such as on-board cameras and miniatures GPS loggers, experiments and new analytical approaches borrowed from other fields, such as computational engineering. In short - expect a fascinating talk!
Hope to see many of you - everyone most welcome to attend!