Nevo received a M.Sc and Doctor of Philosophy (1964) from Hebrew University His Doctor of Philosophy thesiss was "Population studies of Anurans from the lower Cretaceous of Makhtesh Ramon, Israel" He founded the Institute of Evolution at Haifa in 1973.
Hevo works with many evolutionary subjects, involving understanding and tracking of speciation processes, modifications of highly evolved traits (vision), climatic and geographic effects in sympatric speciation in insects, bacteria, fungi, mammals and crops. He is a proponent of evolutionary models where environmental stressors acting positively yo shape genetic polymorphisms. The model of "Evolution Canyon" is a microscale open environment where two opposite slopes with contrasting climatic conditions have also finer biotic adaptations that have been researched at different biological scales, supporting the evolution in action generating evidence of sympatric speciation, and of particular impact and interest are the works in Drosophila and in wild barley
He has published more than 1000 peer-reviewed research articles articles pubon a wide array of topics about genetic diversity, evolution in action, and environmental shaping of evolutionary processes.
According to Thomson Reuters, among the top highly cited researchers in the world.
He received Honorary doctorates from World University (1990) and the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany.
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Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science (foreign member), Linnean Society London, New York Academy of Sciences (Charles Darwin Associates). Member National Academy of Sciences (foreign associate), Society for Study Evolution (vice president 1978), American Society Naturalists, Genetics Society of America, Genetics Society Israel, Zoological Society Israel, Geological Society Israel, Ukrainian Botanical Society (honorary), Association Iberoamericana Biology Evolution (directing council 1993), Human Genome Organization, Ukraine National Academy of Sciences (foreign), World University Roundtable (honorary cultural doctorate), Linnean Society London (foreign member), International Society Molecular Evolution.
Married Sarah Schneider, July 1951 (divorced). Children: Tal (deceased), Orit.