Oscar Zárate Martínez

Doctoral student

My PhD studies focus on understanding the distribution of soil fungi, applying species distribution modeling and dark diversity methodologies along with big data on soil organisms. I aim to estimate how the distribution of soil fungi can contribute to ecosystem services such as ecosystem capacity to store carbon, mushroom picking, ecotourism, etc., and improve the planning of ecosystem conservation. My supervisors are Meelis Pärtel and Maarja Öpik (Plant Ecology Laboratory).