Jada Martinez

Joined: Apr 15, 2022 Last Active: Jun 19, 2024 iNaturalist

University of North Texas Ecology student interested in plant identification, fungus, and entomology. I have a fascination with mycorrhizal fungi as a means to promote soil biodiversity.

A few of my favorite insects are wood-boring beetles, odonates, orthopterans, cicadas, and gall wasps.

I am currently in Illinois working at the Morton Arboretum working on an ecto-mycorrhizal (ECM) traits research project, where I am temporally analyzing enzymatic activity in the soil containing ECM in plots that have White Pine and Shagbark Hickory trees.

I previously worked as a Lab Technician in Dr. Elinor Lichtenberg Plant-Pollinator interaction lab. The lab researches the effects of different methods of cattle grazing on pollinators. I use iNaturalist to identify and research different plants while curating profiles of how to identify them in the field for the lab's field techs.

LGBTQ+ | Latino | First Generation Naturalist | Plant and Arthropod Enthusiast

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