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 marine islands and continental biodiversity hotspots.

I am currently a Senior Researcher at Naturalis Biodiversity Center and Assistant Professor at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands).

  • Check out our new short piece in Ecography, where we highlight the importance of using dated phylogenies to study islands, using Galápagos as an example.
  • New paper on equilibrium dynamics of Macaronesian birds in Current Biology.