Dora Biro

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Affiliation: University of Oxford
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Familiar route loyalty implies visual pilotage in the homing pigeon
    Dora Biro
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:17440-3. 2004
  2. ncbi From compromise to leadership in pigeon homing
    Dora Biro
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PS, United Kingdom
    Curr Biol 16:2123-8. 2006
  3. pmc Homing pigeons respond to time-compensated solar cues even in sight of the loft
    Chris Armstrong
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 8:e63130. 2013
  4. doi Pairs of pigeons act as behavioural units during route learning and co-navigational leadership conflicts
    Andrea Flack
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    J Exp Biol 216:1434-8. 2013
  5. pmc Homing pigeons develop local route stereotypy
    Jessica Meade
    Animal Behaviour Research Group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 272:17-23. 2005
  6. pmc Pigeons combine compass and landmark guidance in familiar route navigation
    Dora Biro
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:7471-6. 2007
  7. pmc Interaction rules underlying group decisions in homing pigeons
    Benjamin Pettit
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    J R Soc Interface 10:20130529. 2013
  8. pmc Not just passengers: pigeons, Columba livia, can learn homing routes while flying with a more experienced conspecific
    Benjamin Pettit
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20122160. 2013
  9. pmc Group decisions and individual differences: route fidelity predicts flight leadership in homing pigeons (Columba livia)
    Robin Freeman
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Biol Lett 7:63-6. 2011
  10. pmc Context-dependent hierarchies in pigeons
    Máté Nagy
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PS, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:13049-54. 2013

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  1. pmc Familiar route loyalty implies visual pilotage in the homing pigeon
    Dora Biro
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:17440-3. 2004
    ..We discuss how visual landmarks may be encoded as waypoints within familiar route maps...
  2. ncbi From compromise to leadership in pigeon homing
    Dora Biro
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PS, United Kingdom
    Curr Biol 16:2123-8. 2006
    ..In the context of mass migration of birds and other animals, our results imply that simple self-organizing rules can produce behaviors that improve accuracy in decision-making and thus benefit individuals traveling in groups ...
  3. pmc Homing pigeons respond to time-compensated solar cues even in sight of the loft
    Chris Armstrong
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 8:e63130. 2013
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  4. doi Pairs of pigeons act as behavioural units during route learning and co-navigational leadership conflicts
    Andrea Flack
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    J Exp Biol 216:1434-8. 2013
    ..This has implications for the behaviour of larger groups, within which certain individuals have closer social affiliations or share a history of previous associations...
  5. pmc Homing pigeons develop local route stereotypy
    Jessica Meade
    Animal Behaviour Research Group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 272:17-23. 2005
    ....
  6. pmc Pigeons combine compass and landmark guidance in familiar route navigation
    Dora Biro
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:7471-6. 2007
    ..Thus, we demonstrate conditions under which compass orientation and landmark guidance must be combined into a system of simultaneous or oscillating dual control...
  7. pmc Interaction rules underlying group decisions in homing pigeons
    Benjamin Pettit
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    J R Soc Interface 10:20130529. 2013
    ..Our results explain how group decisions emerge from individual differences in homing flight behaviour. ..
  8. pmc Not just passengers: pigeons, Columba livia, can learn homing routes while flying with a more experienced conspecific
    Benjamin Pettit
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20122160. 2013
    ..In this context, inefficient routes are unlikely to be maintained through repeated rounds of social transmission, and instead more efficient routes are achieved because of the interaction between social learning and information pooling...
  9. pmc Group decisions and individual differences: route fidelity predicts flight leadership in homing pigeons (Columba livia)
    Robin Freeman
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Biol Lett 7:63-6. 2011
    ..We discuss how this fidelity may relate to the leadership phenomenon, and propose that leadership may emerge from the interplay between individual route confidence and the dynamics of paired flight...
  10. pmc Context-dependent hierarchies in pigeons
    Máté Nagy
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PS, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:13049-54. 2013
    ..Our results, as well as our methods, will help to incorporate the broader context of animal social organization into the study of collective behavior. ..
  11. ncbi How the viewing of familiar landscapes prior to release allows pigeons to home faster: evidence from GPS tracking
    Dora Biro
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, UK
    J Exp Biol 205:3833-44. 2002
    ..Overall, the variety of approaches applied here clearly highlight the potential for future applications of GPS tracking technology in navigation studies...
  12. ncbi An edge-detection approach to investigating pigeon navigation
    Kam Keung Lau
    Machine Learning Research Group, University of Oxford, UK
    J Theor Biol 239:71-8. 2006
    ..This study demonstrates that some edge-containing land features attract homing pigeons and trigger changes in their navigational states...
  13. ncbi Positional entropy during pigeon homing I: application of Bayesian latent state modelling
    Stephen Roberts
    Machine Learning Research Group, University of Oxford, UK
    J Theor Biol 227:39-50. 2004
    ..The first of these two papers details the novel technical developments associated with this work and the second paper contains a navigational interpretation of the results particularly with respect to visual features of the landscape...
  14. ncbi Positional entropy during pigeon homing II: navigational interpretation of Bayesian latent state models
    Tim Guilford
    Animal Behaviour Research Group, Department of Zoology, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PS, UK
    J Theor Biol 227:25-38. 2004
    ..The first of these two papers details the novel technical developments associated with this work and the second paper contains a navigational interpretation of the results particularly with respect to visual features of the landscape...
  15. pmc Lack of experience-based stratification in homing pigeon leadership hierarchies
    Isobel Watts
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    R Soc Open Sci 3:150518. 2016
    ..We discuss our results in light of the adaptive value of structuring leadership hierarchies according to 'merit' (here, navigational experience). ..
  16. pmc Modelling group navigation: transitive social structures improve navigational performance
    Andrea Flack
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    J R Soc Interface 12:20150213. 2015
    ..The results have broader implications for studies on collective navigation and motion because they show that only by considering a group's social system can we fully elucidate the dynamics and advantages of joint movements. ..
  17. doi Speed Determines Leadership and Leadership Determines Learning during Pigeon Flocking
    Benjamin Pettit
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK Electronic address
    Curr Biol 25:3132-7. 2015
    ..The roles that individuals fall into during collective motion might therefore have far-reaching effects on how they learn about the environment and use social information...
  18. pmc Learning multiple routes in homing pigeons
    Andrea Flack
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX13PS, UK
    Biol Lett 10:20140119. 2014
    ..The results of our study broaden our understanding of avian route following and open new possibilities for studying learning and memory in free-flying animals. ..
  19. doi Bird navigation: a clear view of magnetoreception
    Dora Biro
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Curr Biol 20:R595-6. 2010
    ..Experiments with robins wearing frosted goggles have revealed a tantalising relationship between object vision and magnetoreception, shedding further light on the close interconnection between the two senses in migratory birds...
  20. pmc Misinformed leaders lose influence over pigeon flocks
    Isobel Watts
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Biol Lett 12:. 2016
    ..Our study demonstrates that flexible decision-making structures can be valuable in situations where 'bad' information is introduced by otherwise influential individuals. ..
  21. pmc Asymmetric visual input and route recapitulation in homing pigeons
    Antone Martinho
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 282:20151957. 2015
    ..This confirms that vision plays a major role in homing from familiar sites and exposes a behavioural consequence of neuroanatomical asymmetry whose ontogeny is better understood than its functional significance. ..
  22. pmc Tool use as adaptation
    Dora Biro
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 368:20120408. 2013
    ..This Theme Issue is aimed at bringing together this developing body of knowledge, gathered across multiple species and from multiple research perspectives, to chart the wider evolutionary context of this phylogenetically rare behaviour. ..
  23. doi Route following and the pigeon's familiar area map
    Tim Guilford
    Animal Behaviour Research Group, Department of Zoology, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    J Exp Biol 217:169-79. 2014
    ....
  24. doi Information transfer in moving animal groups
    David Sumpter
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, OX1 3PS, UK
    Theory Biosci 127:177-86. 2008
    ..By combining the use of self-propelled particle and social force models of collective motion with thinking about the evolution of flocking we aim to better understand how complexity arises within these groups...