Dr. John Dighton

Dr. John Dighton is interested in forest soil ecology and has spent many years investigating nutrient requirements of plantation forests, especially fast growing trees and interactions of forest trees with mycorrhizal fungi.

After the nuclear accident at Chernobyl, he became interested in the role of fungi in radionuclide acquisition and impacts of radionuclides on fungi. For a current copy of his CV, please click here or visit our publications page. 

Education

  • 1973-76 Ph.D. Queen Elizabeth College, University of London
  • 1972-73 M.Sc. Ecology, University of Durham 1969-72
  • B.Sc. General (External London) 2(i), North East London Polytechnic

Professional Positions

  • 1994-present: Director of the Division of Pinelands Research and Professor at Rutgers University with a split appointment between the Department of Ecology Evolution & Natural Resources, Cook College, New Brunswick, and the Rutgers-Camden Department of Biology.
  • 1980-1993: Research Scientist, Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, Merlewood Research Station, UK
  • 1977-1979: Teacher of Biology, St. Olave’s Grammar School, Orpington Kent, UK.