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Ingénieure de Recherche, chargée de l'analyse environnementale des systèmes de production animaux

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  • Dr. Aurélie WILFART
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    • 65 rue de Saint Brieuc, S 84215, 35042 Rennes Cedex, France
    • Fields of expertise :  livestock systems, environmental impacts, environmental tool and databases, animal nutrition,
    • Keywords : LCA, Emergy Accounting, Livestock systems, aquacultural systems, ecosystems services, energy fluxes






My research activities focus on improving environmental assessment methods, such as Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Emergy Accounting (EA) in order to adapt them to the specificities of agricultural systems. I apply these environmental analysis methods to assess the environmental impacts of agricultural systems related to animal husbandry and aquaculture systems. A part of my research activities relies on designing and developing environmental analysis tools based on LCA and EA.

I am also the main Editor of the French LCA database for animal feedstuff (Ecoalim Database) and the co-animator of the “tools for analysis of territorial flows” axis of the mixed technological network MAELE


Current projects



SIMTAP “Self-sufficient Integrated Multi-Trophic AquaPonic systems for improving food production sustainability and brackish water use and recycling  project” (European « Prima » call, 2019-2022)

Milkey “Decision support system for sustainable and GHG optimized milk production in key European areas” project (European joint call “ERA-NETs FACCE ERA-GAS, ERA-NET SusAn and ICT-AGRI 2”,  2020-2023)

Sepure “Sustainable pond system” project (French “Feamp” call, 2020-2022)

Allocation “Tool for calculate allocation factor for meat supply chain at the slaughterhouse gate” project (French “Interbev” call, 2018-2020)

Ictyoserv “Multi-species husbandery in RAS aquarium under several combination” project (French INRA “Ecoserv” metaprogram call)

ECOAE “Ecofeed and environment” project (French INRA PHASE call, 2019-2020)

IB2020 « Integrated assessment method to determinate sustainability and resilience of agroecological dairy systems»  project (French INRA PHASE call, 2020-2021)



Participation in networks

RMT MAELE (French network for Research results Transfer on Livestock and environment at territory scale, co-leader of the Method and Tools axis)

GIS ApIVAlE: Scientific group and platform based on North West of France for the Integrated management of manure (member of scientific committee and coordination office)

Emergy Society:

AgorACV: Scientific group based on North West of France on LCA

Codium: Scientific group based on North West of France on territorial metabolism and circular economy

Natural Resources subgroup for GLAM Natural Resources & Ecosystem Services Task force

Phd thesis committee of EGAAL doctoral school (member)



Teaching Experience

since 2011-present : Initiation courses on Agricultural LCA and Emergy accounting (lectures and practical assignment) in several master and engineer  degree school (ISTOM, Institut Polytechnique UNILASALLE, Agrocampus Ouest, INP Toulouse)


Consulting Experience:

Expert for the Ministry of Research and Higher Education for the Research Tax Credit scheme



Avadí, A.; Aissani, L.; Pradel, M.; Wilfart, A. 2020. Life cycle inventory data on French organic waste treatments yielding organic amendments and fertilisers. Data in Brief. 28, 105000 -10.1016/j.dib.2019.105000

Senga-Kiesse, T.; Corson, M.S.; Le Galludec, G.; Wilfart, A. Sensitivity of greenhouse gas emissions to extreme differences in forage production of dairy farms. Livestock Sciences. 232, 103906

Aubin, J.; Callier, M.; Rey-Valette, H.; Mathe, S.; Wilfart, A.; Legendre, M.; Slembrouck, J.; Caruso, D.; Chia, E.; Masson, G.; Blancheton, J.P.; Ediwarman; Haryadi, J.; Prihadi, T.H.; Casaca, J.D.; Tamassia, S.T.J.; Tocqueville, A.; Fontaine, P. 2019. Implementing ecological intensification in fish farming: definition and principles from contrasting experiences. Reviews in Aquaculture. 11 (1), 149-167 10.1111/raq.12231

Kiesse, T.S.; Corson, M.S.; Eugene, M.; Aubin, J.; Wilfart, A. 2019. Analysis of enteric methane emissions due to extreme variations in management practices of dairy-production systems. Agricultural Systems. 173, 449-457 10.1016/j.agsy.2019.03.024

Monteiro, A.; Wilfart, A.; Utzeri, V.J.; Lukac, N.B.; Tomazin, U.; Costa, L.N.; Candek-Potokar, M.; Fontanesi, L.; Garcia-Launay, F. 2019. Environmental impacts of pig production systems using European local breeds: The contribution of carbon sequestration and emissions from grazing. Journal of Cleaner Production. 237, 9 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.117843

Willot, P.A.; Aubin, J.; Salles, J.M.; Wilfart, A. 2019. Ecosystem service framework and typology for an ecosystem approach to aquaculture. Aquaculture. 512, 9 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2019.734260

Garcia-Launay, F., Dusart, L., Espagnol, S., Laisse-Redoux, S., Gaudre, D., Meda, B., Wilfart, A. 2018. Multiobjective formulation is an effective method to reduce environmental impacts of livestock feeds.British Journal of Nutrition, 120(11): 1298-1309.

Thevenot, A.; Rivera, J.L.; Wilfart, A.; Maillard, F.; Hassouna, M.; Senga-Kiesse, T.; Le Feon, S.; Aubin, J. 2018. Mealworm meal for animal feed: Environmental assessment and sensitivity analysis to guide future prospects. Journal of Cleaner Production. 170, 1260-1267 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.09.054

Wilfart, A.; Dusart, L.; Meda, B.; Gac, A.; Espagnol, S.; Morin, L.; Dronne, Y.; Garcia-Launay, F. 2018. Reducing feed environmental impacts for livestock - Réduire les impacts environnementaux des aliments pour les animaux d’élevage. Inra Productions Animales. 31 (3), 289-306 10.20870/productions-animales.2018.31.2.2285

Chen, X.B.; Wilfart, A.; Puillet, L.; Aubin, J. 2017. A new method of biophysical allocation in LCA of livestock co-products: modeling metabolic energy requirements of body-tissue growth. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. 22 (6), 883-895 10.1007/s11367-016-1201-y

Aurélie Wilfart, Sandrine Espagnol, Sylvie Dauguet, Aurélie Tailleur, Sarah Willman, Marie Laustriat, Morgane Magnin , Armelle Gac, Florence Garcia-Launay. 2016.ECOALIM: a Database of the Environmental Impacts of Feed Ingredients Utilized for Animal Production. Plos One. 10.1371/journal.pone.0167343





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Parcours professionnel
  • Depuis 2008 :

Ingénieure spécialisée en analyse environnementale des systèmes de production animaux.
En particulier : développement de la méthode Emergy au contexte de l’agriculture française et couplage avec la méthode d’Analyse de cycle de Vie.

  • 2003-2007

Thèse de Doctorat en Nutrition Animale à l’UMR Systèmes d’Elevage, Nutrition Animale et Humaine (INRA UMR 1079 SENAH)

Formation Initiale

Ingénieur agronome de l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure Agronomique de Rennes (ENSAR), spécialisation Productions Animales

Travaux - Publications

Publications et communications récentes

Van der werf H.M.G., Corson M., Wilfart A., 2013. LCA Food 2012—towards sustainable food systems Int. J. Life Cycle Assess., 18 (2013), pp. 1180–1183

Vigne, M., Peyraud, J.-L., Lecomte, P., Corson, M.S., Wilfart, A*., 2013. Emergy evaluation of contrasting dairy systems at multiple levels. J. Environ. Manag.  129, 44-53.

Wilfart, A.*, Prudhomme, J., Blancheton, J.-P., Aubin, J., 2013. LCA and emergy accounting of aquaculture systems: Towards ecological intensification. J. Environ. Manag.  121, 96-109.

Wilfart, A.* ; Aubin, J. ; Corson, M. 2012 La méthode EMERGY : principes et application en analyse environnementale des systèmes agricoles. INRA Productions Animales 25(1), 57-65.

Aubin J., Rey-Valette H., Mathé S., Wilfart A., Legendre M., Slembrouck J., Chia E., Masson G., Callier M., Blancheton J.P., Tocqueville A., Caruso D., Fontaine P., 2015. Guide for implementing ecological intensification of aquaculture systems. INRA, Rennes, France, 131 p. ISBN: 978-2-9547969-2-5

Nemeck T., Gaillard G., Freiermuth R., Antón A. Wilfart A., Hermansen J. 2010. Good practice for life cycle inventories in agriculture (plant and animal production). Version 1.1. Ecoinvent 3.0. Ecoinvent Centre

Didier Gaudré , Aurélie Wilfart , Morgane Magnin , Daniel Planchenault , Olivier Traineau, Sandrine Espagnol, 2015. Impacts environnementaux des aliments porcs. Etat des lieux et possibilités de réduction par le changement de composition de l’aliment. Journées de la recherche porcine février 2015, Paris

Emmanuelle Garrigues, Michael S. CORSON, Safya Menasseri-AUBRY, Aurélie Wilfart ,2015. Effet de l’implantation d’une unité de méthanisation sur l’impact environnemental de la production de porc : cas d’une ferme en Bretagne. Journées de la recherche porcine, février 2015, Paris

A. Wilfart, S. Dauguet, A. Tailleur, S. Willman, M. Laustriat, M. Magnin, F. Garcia-Launay, A. Gac,S. Espagnol, 2015. ECOALIM : une base de données des impacts environnementaux des matières premières utilisées en France pour l’alimentation animale. 22èmeRencontre Recherche Ruminants, 2et 3 décembre, Paris.

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