Bidartondo, Martin I.
Senior Lecturer (joint appointment with Imperial College, London)
- BS, Univ. Alaska (Fairbanks), 1996
- PhD, Univ. California (Berkeley), 2001.
Investigating fungal-plant symbioses employing molecular techniques.
Current areas of research (75% of appointment) include linking tree health to ectomycorrhizal communities under changing environmental conditions (supported by NERC, the Forestry Commission and Forest Research). Teaching (15%) includes lecturing for MSc/MRes courses in Biosystematics at the Natural History Museum, in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation and in Forest Protection and Conservation at Silwood Park, and undergraduate Ecology and Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. Administrative duties (10%) include every aspect of the day-to-day running of a fungal molecular laboratory.
Collier, FA & Bidartondo, MI. (2009) Waiting for fungi: the ectomycorrhizal invasion of lowland heathlands. Journal of Ecology, doi 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2009.01544.x
Bidartondo, MI & Read, DJ. (2008) Fungal specificity bottlenecks during orchid germination and development. Molecular Ecology 17: 3707-3716.
Bidartondo, MI et al. (2008) Preserving accuracy in GenBank. Science 319: 1616.
Merckx, V & Bidartondo, MI. (2008) Breakdown and delayed cospeciation in the arbuscular mycorrhizal mutualism. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 275: 1029-1035.
Waterman, RJ & Bidartondo, MI. (2008) Deception above, deception below: pollination and mycorrhizal biology of orchids. Journal of Experimental Botany 59: 1085-1096.