Luis Valente

I am an evolutionary biologist interested in the origins of biodiversity in a geographical context. I use modelling, phylogenetic and genomic approaches to reconstruct diversification dynamics over evolutionary time scales. I work on a variety of organisms (plants, birds and mammals) from oceanic islands and continental biodiversity hotspots.

I am currently a postdoctoral research associate at the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin, Germany (funded by the German Research Foundation, DFG).