931002 Environmental Assessment of Agricultural Systems

Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Kral, Iris , Piringer, Gerhard
Institute of Agricultural Engineering
Offered in
Wintersemester 2017/18
Languages of instruction


• Fundamentals of assessing the sustainability of agricultural systems
• Introduction to life-cycle assessment (LCA) and its application to agricultural systems
• Introduction to LCA and related software and databases
• Conceptualization of an agricultural LCA and implementation in an LCA-Software
• Special topics in agricultural LCAs
• Writing and presentation of a seminar paper on a topic in quantitative sustainability assessment of agricultural systems

Previous knowledge expected


Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

• Describe the most important features and terms in life-cycle assessment (LCA)
• Identify strengths and limitations of the LCA method
• Application of the open LCA software to a simple agricultural system
• Analysis and evaluation of LCA results
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