Benjamin Sanchez-Sedillo

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Benjamin Is a student at University of New Mexico , studying Biology , and is expecting to graduate in 2015 .

About Me:
Born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I have loved spending time outdoors enjoying nature and sports at the many mountain ranges of New Mexico since I was a child. I'm currently a research assistant studying the cheating relationship between a non-photosynthetic orchid and the fungi it parasitizes,http://taylorlabunm.weebly.com/.

My Projects
Soil Fungal Biomass: Its Degradation and Contribution to Soil Organic Matter (2014)

Fungi are ubiquitous in soils. However, it remains virtually unknown how dead fungal mass (fungal necromass) is degraded, and what portion of it contributes to the slow turnover of soil organic matter pools. We are interested in determining the rate of fungal necromass breakdown under a variety of scenarios (field experiments, lab experiments, breakdown by microbes, breakdown by macrofauna,