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Jonathan Millett

  • Dr.
  • Lecturer in Physical Geography
  • Loughborough University
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Recent publications

  • Red trap colour of the carnivorous plant Drosera rotundifolia does not serve a prey attraction or camouflage function.

    • Foot G
    • Rice S
    • Millett J
  • N2 fixation and cycling in Alnus glutinosa, Betula pendula and Fagus sylvatica woodland exposed to free air CO2 enrichment.

    • Millett J
    • Godbold D
    • Smith A
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Lecturer in Physical Geography

Loughborough University

May 2007 - Present

Post Doctoral Teaching Fellow

Liverpool Hope University

February 2005 - May 2007(2 years)


PhD Plant Science

University of Aberdeen

January 2002 - June 2005(3 years)

MRes Science of the Environment

Lancaster University

October 2000 - September 2001(a year)

BSc (Hons) Forestry

University of Wales, Bangor

September 1996 - June 1999(3 years)


I am a plant ecologist who is particularly interested in the cycling of nitrogen within plants and between plants and other organisms. I work on trees in forest ecosystems and on carnivorous plants in bog ecosystems and use stable isotopes to provide insight into the movement of nitrogen within and between organisms. Forest ecosystems I have investigated the impact of herbivory by large mammals and competition form associated vegetation on morphology and internal nitrogen cycling in Betula pubescens. This project showed that the remobilisation of stored nitrogen in the spring is affected by competition and that this impact is dependant on the identity o the competing plants. I have also worked on quantifying the impact of elevated atmospheric CO2 on N-fixation by Alnus glutinosa in the BangorFACE study ( Bog ecosystems I have used stable isotopes to calculate the relative contribution of prey and root derived nitrogen to the carnivorous plant Drosera rotundifolia (Roundleaved sundew). This research showed that on average 50% of their nitrogen was derived from their insect prey. I am currently investigating changes in the contribution of prey nitrogen due to increased nitrogen availability (due to atmospheric deposition) at the Whim Moss experimental bog ( Collaboration If you are an academic and are interested in collaborating with me then please do get in touch. I am always open to suggestions and prefer science when conducted as part of a team rather than a solitary exercise. If you are interested in undertaking a PhD with me in any of my areas of interest then please also get in touch. We regularly have funding available for PhD students. University webpage: profile: Citation information: Centre for Hydrological and Ecosystem Science:


Co-authors (31)

  • Aidan Keith
  • John MacArtney
  • Louis Irving
  • Richard Gravelle
  • Ed Brown

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