John Dighton holds an M.S. degree in ecology from Durham University, Durham City, UK, and a Ph.D. degree from University of London, London, UK. Following a period of working at the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, Merlewood, UK, on ectomycorrhizae and forest nutrient dynamics, Dr. Dighton now heads up the Rutgers University Pinelands Field Station in the USA. As a soil ecologist he is interested in the role of fungi in forest nutrient cycling and fungal pollutant interactions. He is the author of Fungi in Ecosystem Processes (2003, Marcel Dekker) and coeditor of The Fungal Community: Its Organization and Role in the Ecosystem (2005, CRC Press). He has authored over 100 journal articles and book chapters. He is the 2012–13 President of the Soil Ecology Society.
Biography Updated on 6 January 2013