Dr Luis Mata

He is a Research Fellow with the Interdisciplinary Conservation Science Research Group at RMIT University.

Luis is an ecologist with a keen interest in insects, conservation science and quantitative methods. He works as part of the National Environmental Science Programme – Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub, where he will contribute to develop a protocol for re-wilding urban environments and a platform for an integrated program of urban citizen science across Australian cities.

He is also currently conducting research for ‘The Little Things That Run The City’, an insect ecology and conservation project co-funded by the City of Melbourne and RMIT University’s Strategic Projects in Urban Research, which is exploring how Melbourne’s green spaces support insect biodiversity and ecosystem health. He is an Associate Member of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions.

More information on Luis’s past and current research can be found on his research blog.