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Scientist at INRAE / SAS

Phone: (+33) 2 23 48 59 42 

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

Fields of expertise: livestock systems, environmental impacts, environmental tools and databases, animal nutrition

Keywords: LCA, Emergy accounting, livestock systems, aquacultural systems, ecosystems services, energy fluxes



Current research topics

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

I am also the main Editor of the French LCA database of animal feedstuff (Ecoalim database) and the co-leader 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 (2019-2022)
  • Milkey: Decision support system for sustainable and GHG optimized milk production in key European areas (2020-2023)
  • Sepure: Sustainable pond system” (2020-2022)
  • Allocation: Tool to calculate allocation factors for the meat supply chain at the slaughterhouse gate (2018-2020)
  • Ictyoserv: Multi-species animal production in a RAS aquarium under several combinations (2019-2020)
  • ECOAE: Ecofeed and environmen (2019-2020)
  • IB2020: Integrated assessment method to determinate sustainability and resilience of agroecological dairy systems (2020-2021)
Participation in networks
  • RMT MAELE: French network for the transfer of research results on livestock and environment at the territory scale, co-leader of the “Methods and Tools” axis
  • GIS ApIVAlE: Scientific group and platform based in north-western France for the integrated management of manure (member of scientific committee and coordination office)
  • Emergy Society:
  • AgorACV: Scientific group based in north-western France on LCA
  • Codium: Scientific group based in north-western France on territorial metabolism and the circular economy
  • Natural Resources subgroup for the GLAM Natural Resources & Ecosystem Services Task force
  • Ph.D. thesis committee of the EGAAL doctoral school (member)

Teaching expertise

2011-present: Introductory courses on agricultural LCA and Emergy accounting (lectures and laboratory assignments) in several Master’s and Engineering degree schools (ISTOM, Institut Polytechnique UNILASALLE, Agrocampus Ouest, INP Toulouse)

Consulting expertise

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aurélie Wilfart, Sandrine Espagnol, Sylvie Dauguet, Aurélie Tailleur, Sarah Willman, Marie Laustriat, Morgane Magnin , Armelle Gac, Florence Garcia-Launay. 2016. ECOALIM: A Dataset of Environmental Impacts of Feed Ingredients Used in French Animal Production. Plos One.