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.
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Publication TagsSoil Phenotype Agriculture Nitrogen Water Corn Crops Zea Mays Nutrients Genotype Maize Breeding Climate Phosphorus Branching Root Systems Nitrates Lateral Roots Soil Resources Costs And Cost Analysis Ideotypes Biomass Root Growth Image Analysis Droughts
Most Recent Publications
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
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
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
Multi-objective optimization of root phenotypes for nutrient capture using evolutionary algorithms
Harini Rangarajan, David Hadka, Patrick Reed, Jonathan P. Lynch, 2022, Plant Journal on p. 38-53
Edaphic stress interactions: Important yet poorly understood drivers of plant production in future climates
Jonathan P. Lynch, 2022, Field Crops Research
Correction to: Root anatomy and soil resource capture (Plant and Soil, (2021), 466, 1-2, (21-63), 10.1007/s11104-021-05010-y)
Jonathan P. Lynch, Christopher F. Strock, Hannah M. Schneider, Jagdeep Singh Sidhu, Ishan Ajmera, Tania Galindo-Castaneda, Stephanie P. Klein, Meredith T. Hanlon, 2022, Plant and Soil on p. 669
Christopher F. Strock, Hannah M. Schneider, Jonathan P. Lynch, 2022, Trends in Plant Science on p. 520-523
Root anatomical phenotypes related to growth under low nitrogen availability in maize (Zea mays L.) hybrids
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. 265-276
Developmental Morphology and Anatomy Shed Light on Both Parallel and Convergent Evolution of the Umbellate Inflorescence in Monocots, Underlain by a New Variant of Metatopy
Jesús Martínez-Gómez, Tara A.M. Atluri, Irving Jason Rose, Aaliyah J. Holliday, Christopher F. Strock, Jonathan P. Lynch, William B. Miller, Dennis Wm Stevenson, Chelsea D. Specht, 2022, Frontiers in Plant Science
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
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
Jonathan P. Lynch, Kathleen M. Brown, 2012, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences on p. 1598-1604
Jonathan P. Lynch, 2019, New Phytologist on p. 548-564
Jonathan P. Lynch, Joseph G. Chimungu, Kathleen M. Brown, 2014, Journal of Experimental Botany on p. 6155-6166
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
Ai Zhan, Hannah Schneider, Jonathan P. Lynch, 2015, Plant Physiology on p. 1603-1615
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
News Articles Featuring Jonathan Lynch
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.