Colin M. Wright

Colin M. Wright

Graduate Student Researcher
Current Position: 
Eberly Fellow, Department of Biology, Pennsylvania State University


Favorite Musical Artist: Primus

Research Area

My research explores the effects of animal personality on collective behavior and colony success.  Using a combination of laboratory and field experiments, I test for relationships between group personality composition, inter-colony differences in collective behavior and behavioral flexibility, and colony performance. I use social spiders (genus Stegodyphus) and paper wasps (genus Polistes) to probe these topics.