Jonathan Lynch, Ph.D.
- 1987 Ph.D. University of California, Davis (Plant Physiology)
- 1982 M.Sc. University of California, Davis (Plant Physiology)
- 1980 B.Sc. University of California, Berkeley (Soils and Plant Nutrition)
My research focuses on understanding the basis of plant adaptation to drought and low soil fertility. This encompasses physiology, genetics, and ecology, centered on organismic processes. Most of our current work focuses on understanding root traits that can be used to breed crops with better acquisition of phosphorus, nitrogen, and water. For a more detailed description of my interests, please see the overview given on the root lab page.
2016- Chair, Plant Efficiency Advisory Council, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research
2015- Chair in Root Biology, University of Nottingham, UK
2013- Director, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Climate Resilient Beans
2012-2015 Guest Researcher, Forshungszentrum Jülich, Germany
1991- Asst./Assoc./ Full Professor, Penn State University
1988-1991 Senior Staff, CIAT, Colombia
1984-1987 Postgraduate Researcher, University of California, Davis
Honors and Awards
Dundee Medal, 2015
Alex and Jessie C. Black Award for Excellence in Agricultural Research, 2005
Howard P Taylor lectureship in root biology research, 2005
Fellow, Crop Science Society of America, 2004
China Friendship Award, the highest recognition awarded foreigners by the government of China, received from Premier Zhu Rongji, Beijing 1999.
Excellent Educational Work Prize, Guangdong Province, China, 1996
Distinguished Professor, Mexican Academy of Sciences, 2005
Nonresident Fellow, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation