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 Water Phenotype Agriculture Crops Corn Genotype Zea Mays Nitrogen Soil Resources Branching Root Systems Phosphorus Lateral Roots Root Growth Nitrates Breeding Droughts Costs And Cost Analysis Image Analysis Rooting Temperature Hypoxia Drying Subsoil
Most Recent Papers
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
Future roots for future soils
Jonathan Lynch, S Mooney, C Strock, H Schneider, Plant Cell Environment
Theoretical evidence that root penetration ability interacts with soil compaction regimes to affect nitrate capture
C Strock, H Rangarajan, C Black, E Schafer, J Lynch, 2021, Annals of Botany
Simulating Crop Root Systems Using OpenSimRoot
E Schäfer, M Owen, J Postma, C Kuppe, C Black, J Lynch, 2021, Plant Systems Biology
Harnessing root architecture to address global challenges
Jonathan Lynch, 2021, The Plant Journal
DIRT/3D: 3D phenotyping for field-grown maize (Zea mays)
S Liu, C Barrow, M Hanlon, J Lynch, A Bucksch, 2021, Plant Physiology
Phenotyping cowpea for seedling root architecture reveals root phenes important for breeding phosphorus efficient varieties
M Saba, J Burridge, M Ishiyaku, O Boukar, J Lynch, 2021, Crop Science
Root anatomy and soil resource capture
Jonathan P. Lynch, Christopher F. Strock, Hannah M. Schneider, Jagdeep Singh Sidhu, Ishan Ajmera, Tania Galindo-Castañeda, Stephanie P. Klein, Meredith T. Hanlon, 2021, Plant and Soil on p. 21-63
Root hair phenotypes influence nitrogen acquisition in maize
P Saengwilai, J Chimungu, H Rangarajan, C Strock, J Salungyu, J Lynch, 2021, Annals of Botany
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
New roots for agriculture
Jonathan P. Lynch, Kathleen M. Brown, 2012, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences on p. 1598-1604
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
Jonathan P. Lynch, Joseph G. Chimungu, Kathleen M. Brown, 2014, Journal of Experimental Botany on p. 6155-6166
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
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
Reduced lateral root branching density improves drought tolerance in maize
Ai Zhan, Hannah Schneider, Jonathan P. Lynch, 2015, Plant Physiology on p. 1603-1615
Root phenes that reduce the metabolic costs of soil exploration
Jonathan P. Lynch, 2015, Plant, Cell and Environment on p. 1775-1784
Integration of root phenes for soil resource acquisition
Larry M. York, Eric A. Nord, Jonathan P. Lynch, 2013, Frontiers in Plant Science
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.