Animal Flight Laboratory

Welcome to the Animal Flight Laboratory

Our lab works on the biomechanics, energetics, and evolution of animal flight. We use a combination of field and laboratory methods to study flight performance in a broad diversity of taxa, including insects, hummingbirds, and various gliding vertebrates. Most studies are embedded explicitly within phylogenetic contexts to understand both evolutionary origins and subsequent diversification of flight-related morphology and performance.

Animal Flight Laboratory, February 2011