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).


If you would like to do a Bachelor or Masters student project or internship in our group please just drop me an email. I currently don't have funding for new PhD students but am happy to discuss potential funding opportunities.

  • New paper in Nature, where we use a large global phylogenetic dataset of islands birds to test the theory of island biogeography.