Pedro Neves is currently on the second year of his PhD at the Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences at the University of Groningen, where he is working on theoretical models of macroevolution. He obtained both his bachelor’s in Biology and master’s in Evolutionary and Developmental Biology at the University of Lisbon, in Portugal. While doing his master’s thesis on mammal diversity, he discovered his passion for macroevolution. Because of this, he decided to work on models to try to figure out how and why there are so many (or few!) species around. In his spare time, he enjoys playing drums and badminton, and some occasional coding.
“I believe the PhD Day is great to learn more about all other aspects of a PhD other than the research, which is why I want to help share it with others!”