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Current position: Postdoc

Toulouse Biotechnology Institute (TBI)

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INSA de Toulouse
135 avenue de Rangueil
31077 Toulouse cedex 4 - FRANCE
E-mail: albers.ariane @ gmail.com

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/arianealbers

ResearchGate: www.researchgate.net/profile/Ariane_Albers



Research areas

Life cycle assessment, forestry and agricultural systems, bio-energy, circular economy, carbon modelling


Postdoc research topic

The postdoc research will contribute to the EU H2020 project on NEGEM - NEGative EMissions (https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/869192), addressing the carbon dioxide removal from the atmosphere to meet the Paris Agreement targets. NEGEM aims at quantifying the real-world potentials of natural and engineering-based negative emissions technologies and practices under the consideration of selected key sustainability performance indicators. The studies will reveal the large-scale feasibility and implementations challenges within the ecosystem and planetary boundaries. The identified best practices and pathways will form part of an analytical framework subject to governance structures and climate policies. The postdoc research focuses on the terrestrial negative emission potentials concerning global soil carbon sequestration of arable land cover, particularly associated with marginal and vulnerable cultivations. The study will use spatially-explicit data and life cycle assessment approaches. This research is closely linked with the “bio-pump” concept elaborated within the CambioScop project, which focuses on specific biomass types contributing to soil organic carbon enhancement and at the same time produce renewable feedstocks for the bioeconomy.


Educational and professional path


Postdoc in EU H2020 NEGative EMission (NEGEM) project technologies related with soil carbon sequestration


PhD thesis in dynamic biogenic carbon modelling and climate change impact assessment of biomass systems at IFPEN in collaboration with ELSA INRAE-LBE and CIRAD.

2013 -2015

MEng. International Material Flow Management, University of Trier (Germany).


Six months internship at UN Environment: Responsible Production, Sound Chemicals Management and the Eco-innovation (France).


Three months coordination of Summer School project: Resource management and sustainable development, Universidade de Positivo (Brazil).


Two years part-time research and international project management: Waste- and wastewater management, renewable energies, circular economy, bio-energy-villages, zero-emissions (Germany).


MSc. International Cooperation Policy, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (Japan).


Six months Travelling University training seminar on sustainable regional development with project execution in Brazil (university seminar).


BA. Environmental Business Management, University of Trier (Germany).



Didier Beloin-Saint-Pierre, Ariane Albers, Arnaud Hélias, Ligia Tiruta-Barna, Peter Fantke, Annie Levasseur, Enrico Benetto, Anthony Benoist, Pierre Collet: Addressing temporal considerations in life cycle assessment: Science of The Total Environment (under review)

Ariane Albers, Angel Avadí, Anthony Benoist, Pierre Collet, Arnaud Hélias: Modelling dynamic soil organic carbon flows of annual and perennial energy crops to inform energy-transport policy scenarios in France. Science of The Total Environment 11/2019; DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135278  

Ariane Albers, Pierre Collet, Anthony Benoist, Arnaud Hélias: Back to the future: dynamic full carbon accounting applied to prospective bioenergy scenarios. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 10/2019; DOI:10.1007/s11367-019-01695-7

Ariane Albers, Pierre Collet, Anthony Benoist, Arnaud Hélias: Data and non-linear models for the estimation of biomass growth and carbon fixation in managed forests. Data in Brief 03/2019; 23:103841; DOI: 10.1016/j.dib.2019.103841

Ariane Albers, Pierre Collet, Daphné Lorne, Anthony Benoist, Arnaud Hélias: Coupling partial-equilibrium and dynamic biogenic carbon models to assess future transport scenarios in France. Applied Energy 02/2019; 238:316-330; DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.01.186