José-Cristian Martínez, Ph.D.
The University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Biological Sciences
845 W. Taylor Street Chicago, IL 60607
Lab: (312) 355-3231

    Hi, I'm Cristian Martínez, I'm an entomologist in Chicago where I work as a Biology instructor and ecologist.  My research focuses on forest land management history, leaf litter qualities and what effect both have on the arthropod community. I'm particularly interested in how invasive plant species impact both restoration efforts and the leaf litter arthropod community.  My current work is on the arthropod community ecology, but I'm also interested in invasive species, beetle systematics, tropical woodland restoration, and varying taxonomic resolution in ecology projects.