Carlos A. Botero, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Biology

Evolution, Ecology and Population Biology Program

  • 314-935-4711

  • 314-935-8033

  • 1137

  • cbotero@wustl.edu

  • https://pages.wustl.edu/botero

  • Exploring how variable and unpredictable conditions affect eco-evolutionary processes

Research Abstract:

At the Botero Laboratory we use a diverse set of tools from ecology and evolutionary biology to explore how variable and unpredictable conditions affect eco-evolutionary processes. Through theoretical modeling, experimental evolution, and large scale comparative studies, we seek a better understanding of general principles in biology and attempt to illuminate the mechanisms that drive them in organisms ranging from bacteria to man.

Selected Publications:

Sheehan MJ, CA Botero, TA Hendry, BE Sedio, JM Jandt, S Weiner, AL Toth and EA Tibbetts. 2015. Different axes of environmental variation explain the presence vs. extent of cooperative nest founding associations in Polistes paper wasps. Ecology Letters. doi: 10.1111/ele.12488.

Botero CA, FJ Weissing, J Wright, and DR Rubenstein. 2015. Evolutionary tipping points in the capacity to adapt to environmental change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 112(1): 184-189.

Botero CA, Gardner B, Kirby KR, Bulbulia J, Gavin MC and R Gray. 2014. The ecology of religious beliefs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 111(47) 16784-16789.

Botero CA, R Dor, C McCain, and RJ Safran. 2014. Environmental harshness is positively correlated with intraspecific divergence in mammals and birds. Molecular Ecology 23: 259-268.

Gavin MC, CA Botero, C Bowern, RK Colwell, M Dunn, RR Dunn, RD Gray, KR Kirby, J McCarter, A Powell, T Rangel, J Stepp, M Trautwein, JL Verdolin, and G Yanega. 2013. Towards a mechanistic understanding of linguistic diversity. Bioscience 63(7):524-535

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