Kevin Matteson

Associate Director MA/MAT Program, Instructor

13 Peabody Hall  (513) 529-0837

Biographical Information

Kevin Matteson is an ecologist and pollination biologist who has conducted research in heavily developed urban landscapes. For his doctoral research at Fordham University, Kevin utilized high-resolution GIS datasets to evaluate landscape factors influencing the diversity of bees and butterflies in community gardens of East Harlem and the Bronx. His postdoctoral work took him to Chicago where he was Co-PI on a multi-year NSF funded research project on pollination limitation in urban landscapes. Kevin is currently interested in community-based conservation efforts in cities and, through his work with Project Dragonfly, online course development and participatory education.

Kevin currently serves as the Assistant Director of Master's Programs for Project Dragonfly, an inquiry-based conservation initiative out of Miami University. 

Example Courses Taught

Baja: Field Methods (BIO 644)
Amazon: Avian & Tropical Ecology (BI0 642)
Belize: Approaches to Environmental Stewardship (BIO 645)


Example Publications & Presentations

Lowenstein, D. M., Matteson, K.C., Xiao, I., Silva, A. M. and Minor, E. S. 2014. Humans, bees, and pollination services in the city: The case of Chicago, IL (USA). Biodiversity and Conservation 23(11): 2857-2874.

Matteson, K.C., Grace, J.B., and E. S. Minor. 2013. Direct and indirect effects of land use on floral resources and flower-visiting insects across an urban landscape. Oikos 122: 682-694.

Matteson, K.C., Taron, D. J., and E. S. Minor. 2012. Assessing citizen contributions to butterfly monitoring in 2 large cities. Conservation Biology 26 (3): 557-564.

Matteson, K.C. and G. Langellotto 2012. Evaluating community gardens as habitat for an urban butterfly. Cities and the Environment (CATE), 5(1). Retrieved from