• Valente L, Illera JC, Havenstein K, Pallien T, Etienne RS, Tiedemann R. Equilibrium bird species diversity in Atlantic islands (2017) Current Biology, 27, 1660-1666.
  • Escudero M, Balao F, Martín-Bravo S, Valente L, Valcárcel V. Is the diversification of Mediterranean Basin plant lineages coupled to karyotypic changes? (2017) Plant Biology 10.1111/plb.12563.

  • Cabral JS,  Valente L, Hartig F. Mechanistic models in macroecology and biogeography: state-of-art and prospects (2016) Ecography. 40, 267-280.
  • Borregaard MK, Amorim IR, Borges PAV, Cabral JS , Fernández-Palacios JM, Field R, Heaney LR, Kreft H, Matthews TJ, Olesen JM, Price J, Rigal F, Steinbauer M, Triantis KA, Valente L, Weigelt P and Whittaker RJ. Oceanic island biogeography through the lens of the General Dynamic Model: assessment and prospect (2016) Biological Reviews. 92, 830–853. 

  • Cornetti L*, Valente LM*, Dunning L, Quan X, Black R, Hebert O & Savolainen V. The genome of the ‘great speciator’ provides insights into bird diversification (2015) Genome Biology and Evolution, 7, 2680-2691. *Equal contribution
  • Valente LM, Phillimore AB, Etienne RS. Equilibrium and non-equilibrium dynamics simultaneously operate in the Galápagos islands (2015) Ecology Letters, 18, 844-852.
  • Warren BH, Simberloff D, Ricklefs RE, Aguilée R, Condamine FL, Gillespie RG, Gravel D, Morlon H, Mouquet N, Rosindell J, Casquet J, Conti E, Cornuault J, Fernández-Palacios JM, Hengl T, Norder SJ, Rijsdijk KF, Sanmartín I, Strasberg D, Triantis K, Valente LM, Whittaker RJ, Emerson BC & Thébaud C. Islands as model systems in ecology and evolution : progress and prospects fifty years after MacArthur-Wilson (2015) Ecology Letters,18, 200-217.




      • Valente LM & Vargas P. Contrasting evolutionary hypotheses between two Mediterranean-climate floristic hotspots: the Cape of southern Africa and the Mediterranean Basin (2013) Journal of Biogeography, 40, 2032-2046.
      • Guschanski K, Krause J, Sawyer S, Valente LM, Bailey S, Finstermeier K, Sabin R, Gilissen E,  Sonet, G,  Nagy Z, Lenglet G, Mayer, F & Savolainen V. Next-generation museomics disentangles one of the largest primate radiations (2013) Systematic Biology, 62, 539–554.  
      • Papadopulos A, Powell M, Pupulin F, Warner J, Hawkins J, Salamin N, Chittka L, Williams NH, Whitten WH, Loader D, Valente LM, Chase M & Savolainen V. Convergent evolution of floral colour underlies the success of Neotropical orchids (2013) Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 280, 20130960.


      • Valente LM, Manning J, Goldblatt P, Vargas P.  Did pollination shifts drive diversification in southern African Gladiolus? - evaluating the model of pollinator-driven speciation (2012) The American Naturalist,180, 83-98.
      • Escudero M, Hipp A, Waterway M & Valente LM. Diversification rates and chromosome evolution in the most diverse angiosperm genus of the temperate zone (Carex, Cyperaceae) (2012) Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 63, 650-655.


      • Valente LM, Savolainen V, Manning J, Goldblatt P & Vargas P. Explaining disparities in species richness between Mediterranean floristic regions: a case study in Gladiolus (Iridaceae) (2011) Global Ecology and Biogeography, 20, 881-892. 


      • Valente LM, Savolainen V & Vargas P. Unparalleled rates of species diversification in Europe (2010) Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 277, 1489-1496.
      • Valente LM, Reeves G, Schnitzler J, Pizer Mason I, Fay MF, Rebelo TG, Chase MW & Barraclough TG (2010) Diversification of the African genus Protea (Proteaceae) in the Cape biodiversity hotspot and beyond: equal rates in different biomes. Evolution, 64, 745-760.
      • F Balao*, Valente LM*, Vargas P, Herrera J & Talavera S. Radiative evolution of polyploidy races of the Iberian carnation Dianthus broteri (Caryophyllaceae). (2010) New Phytologist, 187, 542-551. *Equal contribution.