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Larry York CV October 2013

Larry York CV October 2013

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This is the detailed chronological and skills based CV of Larry York, root biologist.
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Larry Matthew York
Curriculum Vitae
Plant Science Department larry.york@rootbiologist.com109 Tyson Building Cell: 502-229-9675University Park, PA 16802 www.rootbiologist.com
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Root system form and function, plant competition, plant and microbe symbioses,simulation modeling, functional traits, next-generation phenotyping platforms.
EDUCATION
Pennsylvania State University Ph.D. Ecology 2014 (projected)University of Kentucky B.S. Biology 2006
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONSPeer Reviewed York, L. M.
, Nord, E. A., and Lynch, J. P. (2013). Integration of root phenes for soil re-source aquisition.
Frontiers in Plant Science
4, 1
 –
15.
Presentations York, L. M.
and Lynch, J. P. (2013). Nodal root growth angle and number influencenitrogen acquisition in maize (
Zea mays
). Poster. Interdisciplinary Plant GroupSymposium. UM. Columbia, MO.
 York, L. M.
and Lynch, J. P. (2013). Nodal root growth angle and number influencenitrogen acquisition in maize (
Zea mays
). Poster. 42nd Annual Biological SystemsSimulation Group Conference. PSU. University Park, PA.
 York, L. M.
and Lynch, J. P. (2012). Nodal root growth angle influences nitrogenacquisition and competition in maize (
Zea mays).
Oral. Ecology Society of AmericaInternational Meeting. Portland, OR.
 York, L. M.
and Lynch, J. P. (2012). Nodal root growth angle and number influencenitrogen acquisition in maize (
Zea mays
). Poster. Larry York and Jonathan Lynch. ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Meeting. Cincinatti, OH.
 
Nord, E. A.,
 York, L. M.
, Postma, J. A., Lynch, J. P. (2012). Interaction of rootarchitectural and anatomical phenes in maize. Poster. 8th Symposium of theInternational Society for Root Research. Dundee, Scotland.Postma, J. A., Zhang, C.,
 York, L. M.
, Lynch, J. P. (2012). Complementarity in rootarchitecture for nutrient uptake in ancient maize / bean and maize / bean / squashpolycultures. Oral. German Society of Plant Nutrition Annual Meeting. Germany.Nord, E. A., Postma, J. A.,
 York, L. M.
, Lynch, J.P. (2011). Synergism of Root Architectural and Anatomical Phenes In Maize. Oral. ASA, CSSA, SSSA InternationalMeeting. San Antonio, TX.
 York, L. M.
, Henry, A., and Lynch, J. P. (2009). Utility of mixed root architecture standsin changing climates. Poster. Plant Biology Symposium. PSU. University Park, PA.
 York, L. M.
(2008). Plant neurobiology and behavior. Oral. Center for Ecology,Evolution, and Behavior Seminar. UK. Lexington, KY.
Other  York, L. M.
Development of the US agriculture and seed industries: 1850-2012.Translated by WU Man (
吴满
)
 
as
美国种业发展史
: 1850-2012. Agricultural WealthMagazine (
农财宝典
). 2012(1).
 York, L. M.
(2012). Online lab repositories: Solving the problem of sad messes of drivesand cables. Notes from the Field, Ecology Newsletter, PSU. 10(1).
 York, L. M.
 
(2011). OneNote as a digital lab notebook. Notes from the Field, EcologyNewsletter, PSU. 9(2).
DISSERTATION SUMMARY
The functional significance of root architectural traits in maize for nitrogen acquisition
 Advisor: Jonathan P. Lynch, Professor of Plant NutritionThe root system architecture of maize is dominated by the nodal roots that emerge fromsuccessive whorls as the plant develops. Previously, little was known about whichspecific properties of these roots would have the largest impact on soil resourceacquisition. Field experiments employing recombinant inbred lines contrasting for nodalroot angle were initiated in order to study the potential impact of angle for nitrogenacquisition.
SimRoot 
was used to model root systems contrasting for nodal root angle,number, and their combinations in soils varying for nitrogen levels. Nodal root angle andnumber were determined to govern the distribution of roots within the soil and the
 
degree of spatial exploitation. A root system with an intermediate angle and few nodalroots is the optimal root system for low nitrogen soils.
TEACHING EXPERIENCECourses
2013 Teaching Assistant: Crop Management, PSU2012 Teaching Assistant: Horticulture Senior Seminar, PSU2011 Teaching Assistant: Plant Nutrition, PSU2010 Co-Instructor: Concepts in Ecology, PSU2010 Co-Instructor: Plant Nutrition, South China Agricultural University
Guest Lectures
2011
“Rhizosphere Modification”,
Plant Nutrition, PSU2010
Introduction to Ecology
and
Diversity/Niche
, Concepts in Ecology, PSU
Students Mentored
2013
Greg Hoover, currently master’s student at University of Hawaii
 2012 Marisa Ciamacca, currently undergraduate student at PSU
 
2011 Mardziah Ab Rahman,
currently master’s
student at University of Warwick
 FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS, AND HONORS
2010-2013 Walter Thomas Memorial Scholarship, PSU2011 College of Agricultural Sciences Competitive Grant, PSU2010 Root Biology Center Scholarship, South China Agricultural University2009 China Root Biology Fellowship, PSU2008 Award for Excellence, PSU2008 University Graduate Fellowship, PSU
PROFESSIONAL SKILLSExperimental
Nested field designs, such as with block and split-plotsTotal nitrogen assay with elemental analyzer 

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