Linda Gorim, PhD

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept


Assistant Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept
(780) 492-8814
3-10F Agriculture/Forestry Centre
9011 - 116 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2P5



Professional Research Associate

Identification of drought train in wild lentil genotypes for lentil breeding - University of Saskatchewan


Lentil underground and drought traits in wild lentil germplasm - University of Saskatchewan


Crop Water Stress Management: Seedling establishment - University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart Germany


Foundation Fiat Panis, Ulm Germany


Gorim, L.Y. and Vandenberg, A. 2019. Variation in total root length and root diameter of wild and cultivated lentil grown under drought and re-watered condition. Plant Genetic Resources 17(1):45-53

Shunmugam, A.S.K., Kannan, U., Jiang, Y., Daba, K.A. and Gorim, L.Y. 2018. Physiology based approaches for breeding of next generation food legumes. Plants 7(3) 72;

Gorim, L. and Vandenberg, A. 2018. Can wild lentil genotypes help improve water use and transpiration efficiency in cultivated lentil? Plant Genetic Resources; 1-10 doi:10.1017/S1479262117000399

Gorim, L. and Vandenberg, A. 2017. Root traits, nodulation traits and their distribution in the soil for five wild lentil species and Lens culinaris (Medik.) grown under well-watered conditions. Front. Plant Sci. 8:1632. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.01632

Gorim, L.Y. and Vandenberg, A. 2017. Evaluation of wild lentil species as genetic resources to improve drought tolerance in cultivated lentil. Front. Plant Sci. 8:1129. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.01129

Gorim, L. and Asch, F. 2017. Seed coating increases seed moisture uptake and restricts embryonic 

oxygen availability in germinating cereal seeds. Biology 6(2), 31 doi:10.3390/biology6020031

Gorim, L. and Asch, F. 2014. Seed coating reduces respiration losses and affects sugar metabolism during germination and early seedling growth in cereals. Functional Plant Biology 42(2): 209-218


My research is focused on the development of landscape and farm-level management systems that optimize agricultural land yield, quality, and ongoing input costs, while simultaneously improving environmental health and agricultural sustainability. The role of novel rotations using more diverse annual and perennial crop choices including pulses will be investigated. An integrated approach to agronomy that incorporates nutrients flow, water balance, and climatic conditions such as droughts or flooding, drought and heat spells, high temperatures, vapor pressure deficit and the variability of these stresses from one cropping season to another, is key. Ultimately, this research will link crop productivity, water and fertilizer use efficiency, manure management, and detection and control of weeds, insects and diseases, with other environmental benefits, such as carbon storage in soils, available phosphorus and/or the dynamics of greenhouse gases (N2O and CH4), in a systems approach. The focus will be on the major crops such as wheat, barley, canola, oats and pulses.

Student mentoring and supervision that incorporates work-life-balance and also focuses on the development of soft skills in the work place is an integral part of my research program

"People were people before they became scientist"


AFNS 602 - Graduate Reading Project

Individual study. Critical reviews of selected literature under the direction of a Faculty member. Note: May be taken more than once if the topic is different. Prerequisite: consent of Department.

Fall Term 2020

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