Director of the Center for Root and Rhizosphere Biology; Distinguished Professor of Plant Nutrition
Plant adaptation to nutrient and water stress. Global change. World hunger. Root biology.
Huck Graduate Students
Publication TagsSoil Phenotype Water Corn Crops Nitrogen Zea Mays Genotype Agriculture Rice Drought Phosphorus Nutrients Root Systems Branching Breeding Lateral Roots Maize Water Stress Root Growth Costs And Cost Analysis Nitrates Soil Resources Ideotypes Rooting
Most Recent Publications
Integrated root phenotypes for low nitrogen tolerance in rice
I Ajmera, A Henry, A Radanielson, S Klein, A Ianevski, M Bennett, L Band, J Lynch, Plant Cell Environment
The importance of dominance and genotype-by-environment interactions on grain yield variation in a large-scale public cooperative maize experiment.
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
Ernst D. Schäfer, Markus R. Owen, Leah R. Band, Etienne Farcot, Malcolm J. Bennett, Jonathan P. Lynch, 2022, Plant Physiology on p. 2260-2278
Anica Sandra F. Massas, Christopher F. Strock, Hannah M. Schneider, Daniel G. Debouck, Kathleen M. Brown, Jonathan P. Lynch, 2022, Crop Science on p. 2347-2365
Erratum to: Relative utility of agronomic, phenological, and morphological traits for assessing genotype-by-environment interaction in maize inbreds (Crop Science, (2020), 60, 1, (62-81), 10.1002/csc2.20035)
Celeste M. Falcon, Shawn M. Kaeppler, Edgar P. Spalding, Nathan D. Miller, Nicholas Haase, Naser AlKhalifah, Martin Bohn, Edward S. Buckler, Darwin A. Campbell, Ignacio Ciampitti, Lisa Coffey, Jode Edwards, David Ertl, Sherry Flint-Garcia, Michael A. Gore, Christopher Graham, Candice N. Hirsch, James B. Holland, Diego Jarquín, Joseph Knoll, Nick Lauter, Carolyn J. Lawrence-Dill, Elizabeth C. Lee, Aaron Lorenz, Jonathan P. Lynch, Seth C. Murray, Rebecca Nelson, M. Cinta Romay, Torbert Rocheford, Patrick S. Schnable, Brian Scully, Margaret Smith, Nathan Springer, Mitchell R. Tuinstra, Renee Walton, Teclemariam Weldekidan, Randall J. Wisser, Wenwei Xu, Natalia de Leon, 2022, Crop Science on p. 2568-2569
Jonaliza L. Siangliw, Burin Thunnom, Mignon A. Natividad, Marinell R. Quintana, Dmytro Chebotarov, Kenneth L. McNally, Jonathan P. Lynch, Kathleen Marie Brown, Amelia Henry, 2022, Frontiers in Plant Science
Jenna E. Fonta, Jitender Giri, Phanchita Vejchasarn, Jonathan P. Lynch, Kathleen M. Brown, 2022, Plant and Soil on p. 443-464
Many paths to one goal: Identifying integrated rice root phenotypes for diverse drought environments
Jenna E. Fonta, Phanchita Vejchasarn, Amelia Henry, Jonathan P. Lynch, Kathleen Marie Brown, 2022, Frontiers in Plant Science
Riccardo Fusi, Serena Rosignoli, Haoyu Lou, Giuseppe Sangiorgi, Riccardo Bovina, Jacob K. Pattem, Aditi N. Borkar, Marco Lombardi, Cristian Forestan, Sara G. Milner, Jayne L. Davis, Aneesh Lale, Gwendolyn K. Kirschner, Ranjan Swarup, Alberto Tassinari, Bipin K. Pandey, Larry M. York, Brian S. Atkinson, Craig J. Sturrock, Sacha J. Mooney, Frank Hochholdinger, Matthew R. Tucker, Axel Himmelbach, Nils Stein, Martin Mascher, Kerstin A. Nagel, Laura De Gara, James Simmonds, Cristobal Uauy, Roberto Tuberosa, Jonathan P. Lynch, Gleb E. Yakubov, Malcolm J. Bennett, Rahul Bhosale, Silvio Salvi, 2022, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Correction to: Root anatomical phenotypes related to growth under low nitrogen availability in maize (Zea mays L.) hybrids (Plant and Soil, (2022), 474, 1-2, (265-276), 10.1007/s11104-022-05331-6)
Xucun Jia, Guangjun Wu, Christopher Strock, Liang Li, Shuting Dong, Jiwang Zhang, Bin Zhao, Jonathan P. Lynch, Peng Liu, 2022, Plant and Soil on p. 843-844
Jonathan P. Lynch, 2013, Annals of Botany on p. 347-357
Jonathan P. Lynch, Tobias Wojciechowski, 2015, Journal of Experimental Botany on p. 2199-2210
Root phenotypes for improved nutrient capture: an underexploited opportunity for global agriculture
Jonathan P. Lynch, 2019, New Phytologist on p. 548-564
The optimal lateral root branching density for maize depends on nitrogen and phosphorus availability
Johannes Auke Postma, Annette Dathe, Jonathan Paul Lynch, 2014, Plant Physiology on p. 590-602
Root anatomical phenes associated with water acquisition from drying soil: Targets for crop improvement
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
Maize root growth angles become steeper under low N conditions
S. Trachsel, S. M. Kaeppler, K. M. Brown, J. P. Lynch, 2013, Field Crops Research on p. 18-31
Alexander Bucksch, James Burridge, Larry M. York, Abhiram Das, Eric Nord, Joshua S. Weitz, Jonathan P. Lynch, 2014, Plant Physiology on p. 470-486
Root phenes that reduce the metabolic costs of soil exploration: Opportunities for 21st century agriculture
Jonathan P. Lynch, 2015, Plant, Cell and Environment on p. 1775-1784
Larry M. York, Eric A. Nord, Jonathan P. Lynch, 2013, Frontiers in Plant Science
News Articles Featuring Jonathan Lynch
Jan 12, 2023
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.
Dec 07, 2022
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.
Nov 08, 2022
Faculty in College of Ag Sciences recognized for research achievements
Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences lauded outstanding accomplishments in research during the college’s inaugural Research Awards Ceremony, held Oct. 25 at the Hintz Family Alumni Center on the University Park campus.
Jul 28, 2021
Researchers identify a gene that regulates the angle of root growth in corn
The discovery of a gene that regulates the angle of root growth in corn is a new tool to enable the breeding of deeper-rooting crops with enhanced ability to take up nitrogen, according to an international team of researchers, led by Penn State.
Apr 08, 2021
Plant Biology alumna receives humanitarian award
Plant Biology graduate program alumna Amelia Henry has received the Graduate School Alumni Society Humanitarian Award. This award recognizes an alumnus/alumna holding a graduate degree from Penn State who has made a positive societal impact on the welfare of humankind beyond the responsibilities of one’s profession.
Feb 17, 2021
Silencing the alarm
An enzyme in the saliva of certain insects prevents their food plants from warning neighboring plants of an attack.
Feb 01, 2021
Newly discovered trait helps plants grow deeper roots in dry, compacted soils
A previously unknown root trait allows some cereal plants to grow deeper roots capable of punching through dry, hard, compacted soils, according to Penn State researchers, who suggest that harnessing the inherited characteristic could lead to crops better able to deal with a changing climate.
Nov 26, 2019
Fourteen Penn State faculty recognized with lifetime honor
Fourteen Penn State faculty members in areas ranging from physics and engineering to entomology and plant science have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. A lifetime honor bestowed upon members by their peers, a total of 443 individuals are being recognized for their extraordinary achievements in advancing science.
Nov 20, 2019
Eleven Eberly faculty featured as highly cited researchers in 2019 by Clarivate
Eleven researchers from the Eberly College of Science have been recognized as "highly cited" by the Clarivate Analytics Web of Science Group. The 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list features researchers who have demonstrated considerable influence through publication of multiple works that have been cited by a significant number of their peers during the last decade.
Sep 16, 2019
Novel use of laser technology reveals interactions between roots, soil organisms
A novel use of a custom laser system — developed in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences eight years ago — allows researchers to see how soil organisms affect plant roots.