The Oxford Animal Flight Group was founded by Adrian Thomas in 1996, although the history of animal flight research in Oxford extends back much further to the seminal work of Prof. J.W.S. Pringle. Our current research deals with biological problems related to Fluid Dynamics and Flight Dynamics, with these two wings of the group led by Dr Adrian Thomas and Dr Graham Taylor, respectively. We are especially interested in understanding how evolution tunes complex dynamical systems for high efficiency and efficacy of operation–from the firing of individual neurons to the emergence of complex flight behaviours. While we tackle problems in animal flight from a Biological perspective, the approaches we take share much in common with Engineering, and the group is known for the strong interdisciplinarity of its outlook.