Energy in Living Systems

Photosynthesis I: Harnessing the Energy of the Sun

by Nathan H Lents, Ph.D., John Nishan

Further Exploration

International Society of Photosynthesis Research

International group of scientists investigating all aspects (molecular, genetic, cellular and organismal) of the biochemistry, biophysics and physiology of photosynthesis in plants in agriculture and forestry, natural ecosystems and the marine and global environment.


Julius Von Mayer

Julius Von Mayer

News & Events

Hacked photosynthesis could boost crop yields

Nature - discussion of an algal enzyme that can speed up the rate at which plants make food.

Seeing photosynthesis from space

NASA - scientists use satellites to measure plant health.

Current Science News

News from around the world of science.


Artificial Photosynthesis Group

Brookhaven National Laboratory - a group of researchers who design and study chemical systems whose reactivity is inspired by natural photosynthesis.

Google Scholar

Google - Research database allows searching of the scholarly literature.


Illuminating Photosynthesis

PBS / NOVA - interactive feature that explores how photosynthesis works.

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States

National Academies Press: A Framework for K-12 Science Education