Jonathan Lynch

Distinguished Professor of Plant Nutrition

Jonathan Lynch

Research Summary

Plant adaptation to nutrient and water stress. Global change. World hunger. Root biology.

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Soil Water Zea Mays Phenotype Genotype Nitrogen Crops Agriculture Corn Phosphorus Nutrients Crowns Breeding Tree Crown Branching Lateral Roots Costs And Cost Analysis Dehydration Nitrates Biomass Root Crown Subsoil Droughts Temperature Drying

Most Recent Publications

J Holland, J Dunne, C Romay, M Bohn, E Buckler, I Ciampitti, J Edwards, D Ertl, S Flint-Garcia, M Gore, C Graham, C Hirsch, E Hood, D Hooker, J Knoll, E Lee, A Lorenz, J Lynch, G3 Genes, Genomes, Genetics

Tania Galindo-Castañeda, Martin Hartmann, Jonathan P. Lynch, 2024, Journal of Experimental Botany on p. 594-604

Jagdeep Singh Sidhu, Jonathan P. Lynch, 2024, Plant Journal

Meredith T. Hanlon, Kathleen M. Brown, Jonathan P. Lynch, 2024, Crop Science on p. 333-353

G. J. Meijer, J. P. Lynch, J. G. Chimungu, K. W. Loades, 2024, Plant and Soil

Hilary Hunt, Stefan Leape, Jagdeep Singh Sidhu, Ishan Ajmera, Jonathan P. Lynch, R. George Ratcliffe, Lee J. Sweetlove, 2023, Plant Journal on p. 1553-1570

Ivan Lopez-Valdivia, Xiyu Yang, Jonathan P. Lynch, 2023, Plant Physiology on p. 2261-2275

Jagdeep Singh Sidhu, Ishan Ajmera, Sankalp Arya, Jonathan P. Lynch, 2023, Plant, Cell and Environment on p. 1671-1690

Hannah M. Schneider, Vai S. Lor, Xia Zhang, Patompong Saengwilai, Meredith T. Hanlon, Stephanie P. Klein, Jayne L. Davis, Aditi N. Borkar, Cody L. Depew, Malcolm J. Bennett, Shawn M. Kaeppler, Kathleen M. Brown, Rahul Bhosale, Jonathan P. Lynch, 2023, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

T Galindo-Castaneda, C Rojas, U Karaoz, E Brodie, K Brown, Jonathan Lynch, 2023, BioRxiv

Most-Cited Papers

Jonathan P. Lynch, Tobias Wojciechowski, 2015, Journal of Experimental Botany on p. 2199-2210

Johannes Auke Postma, Annette Dathe, Jonathan Paul Lynch, 2014, Plant Physiology on p. 590-602

Jonathan P. Lynch, Joseph G. Chimungu, Kathleen M. Brown, 2014, Journal of Experimental Botany on p. 6155-6166

Ai Zhan, Hannah Schneider, Jonathan P. Lynch, 2015, Plant Physiology on p. 1603-1615

Alexander Bucksch, James Burridge, Larry M. York, Abhiram Das, Eric Nord, Joshua S. Weitz, Jonathan P. Lynch, 2014, Plant Physiology on p. 470-486

Yingzhi Gao, Jonathan P. Lynch, 2016, Journal of Experimental Botany on p. 4545-4557

Patompong Saengwilai, Xiaoli Tian, Jonathan Paul Lynch, 2014, Plant Physiology on p. 581-589

Denise R. Fernando, Jonathan P. Lynch, 2015, Annals of Botany on p. 313-319

News Articles Featuring Jonathan Lynch

Measuring plant root health by scanning leaves with X-ray device

Researchers at Penn State have unveiled a new technology poised to revolutionize the resilience of crops to drought, enhance their nitrogen absorption, and facilitate deeper carbon storage in the soil

Novel method to measure root depth may lead to more resilient crops

As climate change worsens global drought conditions, hindering crop production, the search for ways to capture and store atmospheric carbon causing the phenomenon has intensified.

These Researchers Are Digging Into the Understudied Science of Roots

After centuries of neglect, botanists are using new techniques to understand roots

College of Ag Sciences recognizes faculty, staff for research achievements

Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences lauded outstanding accomplishments in research during the 2023 Research Awards Ceremony, held Nov. 1 at the Hintz Family Alumni Center on the University Park campus.

Liana Burghardt named new Director of Center for Root and Rhizosphere Biology

Assistant Professor of Plant Science Liana Burghardt is serving as the new Director of the Center for Root and Rhizosphere Biology, replacing outgoing director Jonathan Lynch, distinguished professor of plant nutrition.

Crop physiologist to study phosphorus availability and storage root growth

A researcher in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences has received a $650,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to lead a multi-university team in a study focused on the anatomical, physiological and genetic factors underlying phosphorus-stress-induced reprogramming of storage root architecture.

Future corn crops could have higher drought tolerance

A team of scientists led by Pennsylvania State University has recently identified a gene encoding a transcription factor (a protein useful for converting DNA into RNA) which triggers a genetic sequence that enables corn roots to acquire more water and nutrients. This finding could lead to the breeding of corn crops able to withstand droughts and low-nitrogen soil conditions, and thus improve global food security.

Discovery of root anatomy gene may lead to breeding more resilient corn crops

Trait results in roots better able to capture more water and nutrients from soil, need less fertilizer, and withstand drought

Two College of Ag Sciences faculty among highly cited researchers in 2022

Andrew Patterson and Jonathan Lynch in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences were recognized recently as highly cited researchers by the Clarivate Analytics Web of Science Group.

Study shows ‘steep, cheap and deep’ roots help corn plants deal with drought

Rarely in nature does less turn out to be more. But that’s the case when it comes to the roots of corn dealing with drought conditions, according to a Penn State-led international team of researchers who discovered evidence of the benefits of a “parsimonious” root phenotype in a new study.