• Polistes metricus loitering in an old field
  • Stegodyphus dumicola subduing prey

Welcome to the Pruitt Lab

The Pruitt Lab is interested in how individual differences in behavior (aka 'animal personality') shape the ecology of individuals, groups, populations and communities. We pursue these topics in a variety of systems, including social spiders, paper wasps, slave-making ants, old field communities, and intertidal invertebrates.