Carlos Botero Assistant Professor of Biology in Arts & Sciences biologyevolutionary biology Phone: 935-4711 Email: Email Website: Website Media Contact: Talia Ogliore View all WashU Experts Biography Carlos Botero’s laboratory uses a variety of tools from ecology and evolutionary biology to explore how life, from bacteria to humans, copes with and adapts to repeated environmental change. Three areas of current interest in the Botero lab are eco-evolutionary dynamics of extreme environments, cultural evolution and experimental evolution. WashU in the News Brain Evolution: Environment May Not Be An Important Factor In Size International Business TImes Carlos Botero, assistant professor of biology Climate change is disrupting the birds and the bees BBC How to train a mockingbird to sing something less annoying Wired Stories Science & Technology New clues on the origins of agriculture Using a new approach, researchers from Colorado State University and Washington University have uncovered evidence that underscores one long-debated theory about the origins of agriculture. Science & Technology Which came first: big brains or demanding environments? Researchers in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis are challenging the notion that environment drives the evolution of brain size. A new study was released Sept. 25 in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution.