Carlos Bustos is an evolutionary ecologist interested in how intraspecific interactions influence the evolution of organisms. For his PhD at Australian National University, he is focusing on how intraspecific plant chemical variation affects interaction with herbivores at different biological levels. Carlos has experience working with a range of plant species (including Datura stramonium, Brassica oleracea and Melaleuca alternifolia), and from completing a Master’s degree at UNAM in Mexico where he studied the rapid evolution of plant defenses in a contemporary population. Carlos is excited about continuing his ecological research with scientists from around the world (so please introduce yourself if you see him at an upcoming meeting!) and also about playing a role in the growing Latin American scientific community.