Renata Murg

(1 Interns)

Renata Is a student at Trinity International University , studying Biology , and is expecting to graduate in 2020 .

About Me:
I am a biology major at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois and will be graduating in the Spring of 2020. I greatly enjoy studying all aspects of biology, but find most pleasure when studying botany and horticulture. In my free time I enjoy playing the piano, singing, and exploring nature. I am thrilled to have this opportunity to work at the Chicago Botanic Gardens and to be a part of the REU program.

My Projects
Do mycorrhizal fungi explain the rarity of Dendrophylax lindenii, the Ghost Orchid? (2018)

More than half of the 210 species of native North American orchids are endangered. One of these, Dendrophylax lindenii, the Ghost Orchid, is restricted to southwestern Florida and far western Cuba. It is a leafless epiphyte that grows on a restricted set of tree species, two in Florida and up to 13 in Cuba. While pollinators influence the broad scale distribution of orchid species,