Philip de Pous obtained a BSc at the University of Applied Science Van Hall-Larenstein (the Netherlands) with a major in International Nature and Wildlife Management and a minor in European Integrated Biodiversity Management. He continued studying Applied Ecology and Conservation at the University of East Anglia (UK) and received a distinction for his study on the effects of climate change on European reptiles. He is currently a PhD student at the University of Lleida and the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-UPF) in Spain under supervision of Prof. Dr. Delfi Sanuy and Dr. Salvador Carranza. His main research interests are niche evolution, speciation, ecology, conservation, phylogeography, biogeography, systematics and distribution patterns of herpetofauna of the Paleartic and Saharo-Arabian zoogeographic regions
He serves as managing editor of Herpetology Notes and acts as a reviewer for an increasing number of scientific journals.