Thomas Nemecek

Thomas Nemecek is working as deputy leader of the LCA research group and senior researcher at Agroscope in Zurich, Switzerland. His field of research are the environmental life cycle assessment of agricultural production systems in general and cropping systems, animal production systems, food supply and nutrition in particular. He works on the development of LCA methodology for agriculture (Swiss Agricultural Life Cycle Assessment, SALCA) and made an important contribution to the development of agricultural life cycle inventories in ecoinvent. Environmental impacts of the production and use of grain legumes as impact of soya in animal and human nutrition were the topics of several research projects. The current main focus of his research are the environmental impacts of nutrition and food systems. He coordinates the EU project OptiSignFood with the aim of developing a tool for optimising environmental impacts, nutritional value and food quality for the food and beverage industry.