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 Agriculture Water Corn Phenotype Nitrogen Crops Zea Mays Genotype Nutrients Phosphorus Branching Breeding Root Systems Root Growth Ethylene Proteins Lateral Roots Growth Costs And Cost Analysis Nitrates Droughts Biomass Ideotypes Subsoil
Most Recent Papers
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
Edaphic stress interactions
Jonathan P. Lynch, 2022, Field Crops Research
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
Gradual domestication of root traits in the earliest maize from Tehuacan
Ivan Lopez-Valdivia, Alden C. Perkins, Hannah M. Schneider, Miguel Vallebueno-Estrada, James D. Burridge, Eduardo Gonzalez-Orozco, Aurora Montufar, Rafael Montiel, Jonathan P. Lynch, Jean Philippe Vielle-Calzada, 2022, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Improving Soil Resource Uptake by Plants Through Capitalizing on Synergies Between Root Architecture and Anatomy and Root-Associated Microorganisms
Tania Galindo-Castañeda, Jonathan P. Lynch, Johan Six, Martin Hartmann, 2022, Frontiers in Plant Science
Soil penetration by maize roots is negatively related to ethylene-induced thickening
Dorien J. Vanhees, Hannah M. Schneider, Jagdeep Singh Sidhu, Kenneth W. Loades, A. Glyn Bengough, Malcolm J. Bennett, Bipin K. Pandey, Kathleen M. Brown, Sacha J. Mooney, Jonathan P. Lynch, 2022, Plant, Cell and Environment on p. 789-804
Stomata-mediated interactions between plants, herbivores, and the environment
Po An Lin, Yintong Chen, Gabriela Ponce, Flor E. Acevedo, Jonathan P. Lynch, Charles T. Anderson, Jared G. Ali, Gary W. Felton, 2022, Trends in Plant Science on p. 287-300
Root angle in maize influences nitrogen capture and is regulated by calcineurin B-like protein (CBL)-interacting serine/threonine-protein kinase 15 (ZmCIPK15)
Hannah M. Schneider, Vai Sa Nee Lor, Meredith T. Hanlon, Alden Perkins, Shawn M. Kaeppler, Aditi N. Borkar, Rahul Bhosale, Xia Zhang, Jonas Rodriguez, Alexander Bucksch, Malcolm J. Bennett, Kathleen M. Brown, Jonathan P. Lynch, 2022, Plant, Cell and Environment on p. 837-853
Steep, cheap and deep
Jonathan P. Lynch, 2013, Annals of Botany on p. 347-357
Opportunities and challenges in the subsoil
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
New roots for agriculture
Jonathan P. Lynch, Kathleen M. Brown, 2012, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences on p. 1598-1604
Root phenotypes for improved nutrient capture
Jonathan P. Lynch, 2019, New Phytologist on p. 548-564
Root anatomical phenes associated with water acquisition from drying soil
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
Image-based high-throughput field phenotyping of crop roots
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
Jonathan P. Lynch, 2015, Plant, Cell and Environment on p. 1775-1784
Reduced lateral root branching density improves drought tolerance in maize
Ai Zhan, Hannah Schneider, Jonathan P. Lynch, 2015, Plant Physiology on p. 1603-1615
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.