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Derek Lynch

Professor, (Canada Research Chair, Organic Agriculture, 2005-2015)


Research Interests

  • Agronomy
  • Agroecology
  • Organic Agriculture
  • Soil Management¬†

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Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences

Email: derek.lynch@dal.ca
Phone: (902) 893.7621
Mailing Address: 
Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Agriculture
Agricultural Campus
PO Box 550
Truro, NS, B2N 5E3
Research Topics:
  • Agronomy
  • Agroecology
  • Farming Systems
  • Organic Agriculture
  • Nutrient Management
  • Soil Quality and Soil Health
  • Soil Organic Matter Dynamics
  • Plant-Soil microsymbiont interactions


  • B.Sc. (Agr), Plant Science, McGill University, 1989
  • M.Sc. (Agr), Plant Science, McGill University, 1992
  • Ph.D., Land Resource Science, University of Guelph, 2002


  • Introduction to Soil and Soil Management (SOIL0201)
  • Organic Field Crop Management (AGRN2000)
  • Introduction to Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture (ENVA2003)
  • Agriculture, Food and Wellbeing (AGRI4001) (team taught)
  • Graduate Modules
    • Soil Organic Matter Dynamics and Management 
    • Agroecology


  • Nova Scotia Institute of Agrologists
  • Canadian Society of Agronomy - E. Canada Director 2006-2010; President Elect - President - Past President - 2013-2015
  • Soil Science Society of America
  • Canadian Society of Soil Science