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Nancy Peña Valbuena

Senior Researcher

Dr. Nancy Peña is an environmental engineer, MSc in Agricultural and food economics, and PhD in environmental science and technology. Her trajectory is framed in the development and application of environmental impact assessment tools, focused on the life cycle assessment (LCA) of agricultural systems and the evaluation of plant protection products use. Her previous experience includes the operationalization of theoretical models for calculating pesticide and fertilizer emissions for the quantification of environmental impacts in LCA. As researcher her main expertise is in environmental modelling and methodological improvement of life-cycle based sustainability analysis, particularly on modelling ecotoxicity impacts from metals on ecosystems. Currently, she is focused on sustainability assessment (LCA, LCC and S-LCA) for bio-based technologies and agricultural systems.