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 https://doi.org/10.1017/S1479262118000278
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; https://doi.org/10.3390/plants7030072
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 http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/FP14142
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"