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Scientist at INRAE / SAS

Phone: 02 23 48 70 42


Address: INRAE Centre Bretagne-Normandie, UMR SAS, 65 rue de St-Brieuc, CS 84215, 35042 Rennes Cedex, France

Fields of expertise: évaluation environnementale des systèmes d’élevage, évaluation multicritère de la durabilité, conception de systèmes agricoles, aquaculture

Keywords: aquaculture, Analyse du Cycle de Vie, systèmes intégrés, durabilité



Current research topics

My research topics concern the methods and processes to assess and design sustainable livestock systems, with a specific focus on the environment, and a particular application to aquaculture. To do so, I use and adapt environmental assessment methods, especially Life Cycle Assessment. I adapt and develop concepts of ecological intensification and ecosystem services to the aquaculture sector. In particular, I design, monitor and assess Integrated Muti-Trophic Aquaculture systems.

Current projects
  • SIMTAP: Self-sufficient Integrated Multi-Trophic AquaPonic systems for improving food production sustainability and brackish water use and recycling project (2019-2022)
  • FairChain: Innovative technological, organisational and social solutions for FAIRer dairy and fruit and vegetable value CHAINs” (2020-2022)
  • SEPURE: Sustainable pond system (2020-2022),
  • NINAqua: New ingredients and new feeds for aquaculture (2017-2020)
  • Interbev: Tool to calculate allocation factors for the meat supply chain at the slaughterhouse gate (2018-2020)
  • AGROCAPI: Study a sector for agronomic use of human urine as a fertiliser (2018-2021)
  • EcoQualina: ECOconception of QUALIty-label products from Nouvelle-Aquitaine (2020-2022)
  • Ichtyoserv: Multi-species animal production in RAS aquariums under several combinations (Métaprogramme INRAE “Ecoserv”, 2018-2020)

Consulting experience

I head the MEANS platform for multicriteria assessment of agricultural products. It was developed jointly by INRAE and CIRAD, and provides tools and databases to assess the sustainability of agri-food products. In particular, the MEANS-InOut software allows users to create Life Cycle Inventories of agricultural products. This tool is used to update the agricultural products in the French national database AGRIBALYSE.



Chary K., Aubin J., Sadoul B., Fiandrino A., Covès D., et al.. 2020. Integrated multi-trophic aquaculture of red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) and sea cucumber (Holothuria scabra): Assessing bioremediation and life-cycle impacts. Aquaculture, 516, pp.17. ⟨10.1016/j.aquaculture.2019.734621⟩. ⟨hal-02437650⟩

Nahon, S., Roussel, J.-M., Jaeger, C., Menniti, C., Kerhervé, P., Mortillaro, J.-M., Aubin, J., 2020. Characterization of trophic niche partitioning between carp (Cyprinus carpio) and roach (Rutilus rutilus) in experimental polyculture ponds using carbon (δ13C) and nitrogen (δ15N) stable isotopes. Aquaculture. 522, 735162.

Thomas, M., Lecocq, T., Abregal, C., Nahon, S., Aubin, J., Jaeger, C., Wilfart, A., Schaeffer, L., Ledoré, Y., Puillet, L., Pasquet, A., 2020. The effects of polyculture on behaviour and production of pikeperch in recirculation systems. Aquaculture Reports. 17, 100333.

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

Abdou, K., Le Loc'h, F., Gascuel, D., Romdhane, M.S., Aubin, J., Lasram, F.B., 2020. Combining ecosystem indicators and life cycle assessment for environmental assessment of demersal trawling in Tunisia. Int. J. Life Cycle Assess. 25, 105-119.

Le Feon, S.; Thevenot, A.; Maillard, F.; Macombe, C.; Forteau, L.; Aubin, J. 2019. Life Cycle Assessment of fish fed with insect meal: Case study of mealworm inclusion in trout feed, in France. Aquaculture. 500, 82-91

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

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

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

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

See also

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