Carlos A Botero, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology

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Professor Carlos Botero’s research program explores how species adapt to or cope with fluctuating pressures of selection. Most of his current work is done at a global scale and using a broad taxonomic scope (e.g., projects involve the entire phylogeny of birds, or the entire sample of human cultures around the world). In most of his projects, the source of those fluctuations is an amalgam of environmental parameters that have been directly related to global change (temperature, precipitation, extreme weather events, wind, etc). Professor Botero’s recent theoretical work has focused on trying to assess species capacity to adapt to climate change by understanding how evolution typically proceeds under “normal” climate fluctuations and using that knowledge to assess what happens when those fluctuations are either intensified or made more frequent.

The Botero Lab