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.

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Projects

Improved Urban Systems for Liveability

This project investigates how major cities function and the effects of their land-use, housing and infrastructure systems on the humans that live in them.

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The Little Things that Run the City

How do Melbourne’s green spaces support insect biodiversity and promote ecosystem health?

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Publications

The Little Things that Run the City: How do Melbourne’s green spaces support insect biodiversity and ecosystem health?

With the present work we aim to expand this circle so that it may also encompass the conservation of insect and other invertebrates in urban environments. We are driven by a will to ‘say a word on behalf of the little things that run the city’.

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Urban climate justice: creating sustainable pathways for humans and other species.

Steele, W, Mata, L and Fuenfgeld, H 2015, 'Urban climate justice: creating sustainable pathways for humans and other species', Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, vol. 14, pp. 121-126.

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