Cécile Bessou

Publications in scientific journals (Cécile Bessou)

List of publications with some HAL/Agritrop links (updated 07.2017) 

Publications in scientific journals


Bessou Cécile, Verwilghen Aude, Beaudoin-Ollivier Laurence, Marichal Raphaël, Ollivier Jean, Baron Victor, Bonneau Xavier, Carron Marc-Philippe, Snoeck Didier, Naim Mohd, Ketut Aryawan Anak Agung, Raoul Francis, Giraudoux Patrick, Erwanda Surya, Sihombing Edison, Caliman Jean-Pierre. (2017) Agroecological practices in oil palm plantations: examples from the field. OCL. Oilseeds and Fats, Crops and Lipids, 16 p. 

Bessou Cécile, Pardon Lénaïc (2017) Environmental impacts of palm oil products: What can we learn from LCA?  Indonesian Journal of Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainability, 1 (1) : pp. 1-7. ttp://

Martinez S., Bessou Cécile, Hure Léa, Guilbot J., Helias Arnaud (2017) The impact of palm oil feedstock within the LCA of a bio-sourced cosmetic cream.  Journal of Cleaner Production, 145 : pp. 348-360. ttp:// 

Pardon, L., N.I. Huth, P.N. Nelson, M. Banabas, B. Gabrielle, and C. Bessou (2017) Yield and nitrogen losses in oil palm plantations: Main drivers and management trade-offs determined using simulation. Field Crops Research, 210: 20-32


Pardon Lénaïc, Bessou Cécile, Saint-Geours Nathalie, Gabrielle Benoît, Khasanah Ni'matul, Caliman Jean-Pierre, Nelson Paul N. (2016) Quantifying nitrogen losses in oil palm plantations: Models and challenges.  Biogeosciences, 13 : pp. 5433-5452.

Pardon Lénaïc, Bessou Cécile, Netelenbos Nelson Paul, Dubos Bernard, Ollivier Jean, Marichal Raphaël, Caliman Jean-Pierre, Gabrielle Benoît. (2016) Key unknowns in nitrogen budget for oil palm plantations. A review.  Agronomy for Sustainable Development, 21 p. 

Moulin Margot, Wohlfahrt Julie, Caliman Jean-Pierre, Bessou Cécile (2016) Deciphering agricultural practices and environmental impacts in palm oil plantations in Riau and Jambi provinces, Indonesia. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 13 p. 

Bicalho Tereza, Bessou Cécile, Pacca Sergio A. (2016) Land use change within EU sustainability criteria for biofuels: The case of oil palm expansion in the Brazilian Amazon. Renewable Energy, 89 : pp. 588-597. 

Bessou Cécile, Basset-Mens Claudine, Latunussa Cynthia, Vélu Alice, Heitz Hadrien, Vanniere Henri, Caliman Jean-Pierre. (2016) Partial modelling of the perennial crop cycle misleads LCA results in two contrasted case studies. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 21 (3) : pp. 297-310. 


Baudoin A, Bosc P-M, Moulin M, Wohlfahrt J., Marichal R., Calmian JP., Bessou C. (2015) Linking the transformation of production structures to a multidimensional sustainability assessment grid of smallholders’ oil palm plantations. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology, 1–13. doi: 10.1080/13504509.2015.1090497 

Wiloso E.I., Bessou C., Heijungs R. (2015) Methodological issues in comparative life cycle assessment: treatment options for empty fruit bunches in a palm oil system. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 20(2): p. 204-216.  


Gabrielle B., Gagnaire N. Massad R.S., Dufossé K., Bessou C. (2014) Environmental assessment of biofuel pathways in Ile de France based on ecosystem modeling. Bioresource Technology, 152:511-518. doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2013.10.104

Bessou C., Chase L.D.C., Henson I.E., et al. (2014) Pilot application of PalmGHG, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil greenhouse gas calculator for oil palm products. Journal of Cleaner Production, 73:136-145. doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2013.12.008


Bessou C., Colomb V. (2013) Affichage environnemental des produits agricoles en France : quelle méthode pour quels objectifs ? Cahiers Agricultures, 22(2):85-95

Dufossé K., Gabrielle B., Drouet J-L., Bessou C. (2013) Using Agroecosystem Modeling to Improve the Estimates of N2O Emissions in the Life-Cycle Assessment of Biofuels. Waste Biomass Valorization, 4:593–606. doi: 10.1007/s12649-012-9171-1

Bellon-Maurel V., Aissani L., Bessou C., Lardon L., Loiseau E., et al. (2013) What Scientific Issues in Life Cycle Assessment Applied to Waste and Biomass Valorization? Editorial. Waste Biomass Valorization, 4(2)377-383. DOI: 10.1007/s12649-012-9189-4

Bessou C., Basset-Mens C., Tran T., Benoist A. (2013) LCA applied to perennial cropping systems: a review focused on the farm stageInternational Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 18(2)340-361. DOI:10.1007/s11367-012-0502-z  

Bessou C., Lehuger S, Gabrielle B, Mary B (2013) Using a crop model to account for the effects of local factors on the LCA of sugar beet ethanol in Picardy region, France. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 18(1)24-36 DOI 10.1007/s11367-012-0457-0


Bicalho T., Richard J., Bessou C. (2012) Limitations of LCA in environmental accounting for biofuels under RED. Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, 3(2)218-234.

Bessou C., Ferchaud F. , Gabrielle B., Mary B. (2011) Biofuels, greenhouse gases and climate change. A review. Agronomy for Sustainable Development, 31(1)1-79. doi:10.1051/agro/2009039

Bessou C., Mary B., Léonard J., Roussel M., Gréhan E., Gabrielle B. (2010) Modelling soil compaction impacts on nitrous oxide emissions in arable fields. European Journal of Soil Science, 61(3)348-363. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2389.2010.01243.x


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