Dr. Matthew Biddick

Chair for Terrestrial Ecology

Department for Life Science Systems
TUM School of Life Sciences
Technische Universität München
Hans-Carl-von-Carlowitz-Platz 2
D-85350 Freising-Weihenstephan

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E-mail: matt.biddick[at]tum.de

Curriculum vitae

2020- present Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow, Technical University of Munich
2017- 2020 Ph.D. in Ecology & Biodiversity, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
2012- 2016 B.Sc. (1st Class Hons.) in Ecology & Biodiversity, Victoria University of Wellington

Research interest

Natural history, trait evolution, island biogeography, evolutionary null models, plant-animal interactions, seed dispersal, frugivory, plant defense mechanisms, mutualisms

Publications

2021

  • Biddick, Matt; Burns, Kevin C.: A simple null model predicts the island rule. Ecology Letters, 2021 mehr…

2020

  • Jaganathan, Ganesh K.; Biddick, Matthew: Critical role of air and soil temperature in the development of primary and secondary physical dormancy in Albizia julibrissin (Fabaceae). Journal of Tropical Ecology 36 (6), 2020, 251-257 mehr…

2019

  • Biddick, M.; Burns, K. C.: Reply to Brian and Walker-Hale: Support for the island rule does not hide morphological disparity in insular plants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116 (50), 2019, 24931-24932 mehr…
  • Biddick, M.; Hendriks, A.; Burns, K. C.: Plants obey (and disobey) the island rule. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116 (36), 2019, 17632-17634 mehr…
  • Jaganathan, Ganesh K.; Li, Jiajin; Biddick, Matthew; Han, Kang; Song, Danping; Yang, Yashu; Han, Yingying; Liu, Baolin: Mechanisms underpinning the onset of seed coat impermeability and dormancy-break in Astragalus adsurgens. Scientific Reports 9 (1), 2019 mehr…
  • Yang, Yashu; Jaganathan, Ganesh K.; Biddick, Matthew; Li, Jiajin; Liu, Baolin: Identification of the water-gap in Albizia julibrissim (Fabaceae: Mimosoideae) following wet and dry heat. Plant Biosystems - An International Journal Dealing with all Aspects of Plant Biology 154 (4), 2019, 578-583 mehr…

2018

  • BIDDICK, Matthew; BURNS, Kevin C.: Phenotypic trait matching predicts the topology of an insular plant-bird pollination network. Integrative Zoology 13 (3), 2018, 339-347 mehr…
  • Biddick, M.; Hutton, I.; Burns, K. C.: An alternative water transport system in land plants. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 285 (1884), 2018, 20180995 mehr…
  • Biddick, Matthew; Hutton, Ian; Burns, K C: Independent evolution of allometric traits: a test of the allometric constraint hypothesis in island vines. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 126 (1), 2018, 203-211 mehr…
  • Jaganathan, Ganesh K; Yule, Kirsty J; Biddick, Matthew: Determination of the water gap and the germination ecology of Adenanthera pavonina (Fabaceae, Mimosoideae); the adaptive role of physical dormancy in mimetic seeds. AoB PLANTS 10 (5), 2018 mehr…