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Finding Genius Podcast

Sep 27, 2023

In this conversation, we connect with Jonathan Lynch, Ph.D., a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Plant Science at Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Lynch has been a professional in his field for 4 decades, receiving his Masters and Ph.D. in Plant Physiology from UC Davis, where he also completed his postdoctoral training.

The global environment is constantly changing – which significantly impacts plant and soil health. As the head of the Roots Lab at Penn State, Dr. Lynch is on a mission to better understand the genetic, physiological, and ecological basis of plant adaptation to infertile soils. How does he achieve this? By meticulously studying the physiology, genetics, and ecology surrounding organismic processes…

Tune in now to discover:

  • How to improve the growth of plants in hard conditions. 
  • The challenges that roots face in low-fertility soil. 
  • Problems that soil fertilizers can pose. 
  • The most important crops on Earth. 
  • How climate change is affecting crop yield. 

Join us now to dive into Dr. Lynch’s fascinating journey through life and science!

You can learn more about Dr. Lynch and his work with the Roots Lab by clicking here.

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