About me

I am a Research Fellow with the Interdisciplinary Conservation Science Research Group (ICSRG), in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University. My current work focuses on ‘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. As part of new National Environmental Science Programme – Clean Air and Urban Landscapes hub, I 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.

My info

Full name
Luis Mata
I am
a professional scientist
Curator level
Full Curator


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7 taxa curated
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Curator qualifications


PhD (University of Barcelona): Heteroptera ecology, biodiversity and conservation.

Curation scope
Heteroptera (Iberian Peninsula and Australia) Insects (Melbourne, Victoria)