Dr Luis Mata


Research Fellow

School /
Work Unit

School of Global, Urban & Social Studies

Contact Details

+61 3 9925 9945



Building: 015
Level: 03
Room: 001

City campus


College of Design and Social Context


Luis Mata

Key activities

Dr Luis Mata is a postdoctoral researcher with the Interdisciplinary Conservation Science Research Group, in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies.

Luis’ current work focuses on a City of Melbourne/RMIT funded research project aimed at estimating Melbourne’s insect biodiversity, quantifying the effects of urban greenspace type on insect diversity and identifying the associations between insects living in greenspaces and their host plants.

Luis also researches the golden sun-moth, a critically endangered species associated with grasslands.

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


  • PhD, University of Barcelona, 2013
  • Master of Biodiversity, University of Barcelona, 2010
  • Bachelor of Science – Biology, University of Barcelona, 2009
  • Bachelor of Arts – Economics, Arizona State University, 1996

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