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  • Michielsen NM, Goodman SM, Soarimalala V, van der Geer A, Dávalos LM, Saville GI, Upham N, Valente L. The macroevolutionary impact of recent and imminent mammal extinctions on Madagascar. Nature Communications, 14,

  • Etienne RS, Haegeman B, Dugo-Cota A, Vilà C, Gonzalez-Voyer A, Valente L. The phylogenetic limits to diversity-dependent diversification. Systematic Biology,

  • Xie S, Valente L, Etienne RS. Can we ignore trait-dependent colonization and diversification in island biogeography? Evolution,

  • Jiménez-Ortega D, Valente L, Dugo-Cota A, Rabosky D, Vilà C, Gonzalez-Voyer A. Diversification dynamics in Caribbean rain frogs (Eleutherodactylus) are uncoupled from the anuran community and consistent with adaptive radiation. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 290, 20222171.

  • Martín-Hernanz S, Nogales M, Valente L, Fernández-Mazuecos M, Pomeda-Gutiérrez F, Cano E, Marrero P, Olesen JM, Heleno R, Vargas P. Time-calibrated phylogenies reveal mediterranean and pre-mediterranean origin of the thermophilous vegetation of the Canary Islands. Annals of Botany,



  • van Huysduynen AH, Janssens J, Merckx V, Vos R, Valente L, Zizka A, Larter M, Karabayir B, Maaskant D, Witmer Y, Fernández-Palacios JM, de Nascimento L, Jaén-Molina R, Caujapé Castells J, Marrero-Rodríguez A, del Arco M, Lens F. Temporal and palaeoclimatic context of the evolution of insular woodiness in the Canary Islands (2021) Ecology and Evolution, 10.1002/ece3.7986.

  • Valente L, Kristensen NP, Phillimore AB, Etienne RS (2021) Report of programming bugs in the DAISIE R package: consequences and correction. EcoEvoRxiv, doi:10.32942/


  • Hauffe T, Delicado D, Etienne RS, Valente L. Lake expansion elevates equilibrium diversity via increasing colonisation (2020) Journal of Biogeography, (Journal of Biogeography Editor's choice).

  • Valente L, Phillimore AB, Melo M, Warren BH, Clegg SM, Havenstein K, Tiedemann R, Illera JC, Aschenbach T, Thébaud C, Etienne RS. A simple dynamic model explains the diversity of island birds worldwide (2020) Nature, 579, 92-96.

  • Nürk NM, Linder HP, Onstein RE, Larcombe MJ, Hughes CE, Fernández LP, Schlüter PM, Valente L, Beierkuhnlein C, Cutts V, Donoghue MJ, Edwards EJ, Field R, Flantua SGA, Higgins SI, Jentsch A, Liede-Schumann S, Pirie MD. Diversification in evolutionary arenas assessment and synthesis (2020) Ecology and Evolution, 10, 6163-6182.

  • Pitriana P, Valente L, von Rintelen T, Prabowo RE, Jones DS, von Rintelen K. An annotated checklist and integrative biodiversity discovery of barnacles (Crustacea, Cirripedia: Thoracica) from the Moluccas, East Indonesia (2020), Zookeys, 945, 17-83.


  • Valente L, Etienne RS, Garcia-R JC. Deep macroevolutionary impact of humans on New Zealand's unique avifauna (2019) Current Biology, 29, 2563-2569.e4. (featured in the issue's cover).


  • Valente L, Phillimore AB, Etienne RS. Using molecular phylogenies in island biogeography: it's about time, Ecography, 41, 1684-1686.


  • Valente L, Etienne RS, Dávalos L. Recent extinctions disturb path to equilibrium diversity in Caribbean bats (2017) Nature Ecology and Evolution, 1, 26.

  • 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.

  • Patiño J, et al. A roadmap for island biology: 50 fundamental questions after 50 years of The Theory of Island Biogeography (2017) Journal of Biogeography, 44, 963-983.

  • 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, 20, 166–175

  • Cabral JS, Valente L, Hartig F. Mechanistic models in macroecology and biogeography: state-of-art and prospects (2017) 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, SteinbauerM, 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.


  • Valente LM, Phillimore AB, Etienne RS. Equilibrium and non-equilibrium dynamics simultaneously operate in the Galápagos islands (2015) Ecology Letters, 18, 844-852.

  • 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

  • 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.