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Dr Llorenc Mila i Canals

Visiting Fellow
+44 (0)1483 686678
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Academic and research departments

Centre for Environment and Sustainability.


My publications


  • Milà i Canals L, Rigarlsford G, Sim S. 2013. Land use impact assessment of Margarine Int J LCA 18 (6) 1265-1277
  • Brandão M, Milà i Canals L. 2013. Global characterisation factors to assess land use impacts on biotic production Int J Life Cycle Assess 18 (6, July) 1243-1252
  • Koellner T, de Baan L, Brandão M, Civit B, Margni M, Milà i Canals L, Saad R, Maia de Souza D, Beck T, Müller-Wenk R. 2013. UNEP-SETAC Guideline on Global Land Use Impact Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in LCA Int J Life Cycle Assess 18 (6, July) 1188-1202
  • Kounina A, Margni M, Bayart J-B, Boulay A-M, Berger M, Bulle C, Frischknecht R, Koehler A, Milà i Canals L, Motoshita M, Nunez M, Peters G, Pfister S, Ridoutt B, van Zelm R, Verones F, Humbert S. 2013. Review of methods addressing freshwater use in life cycle inventory and impact assessment Int J Life Cycle Assess 18 (3, March) 707-721
  • Muñoz I, Rigarlsford G, Milà i Canals L, King H. 2013. Accounting for greenhouse-gas emissions from the degradation of chemicals in the environment Int J Life Cycle Assess 18 (1, January) 252-262
  • Jefferies D, Muñoz I, Hodges J, King VJ, Aldaya M, Ercin AE, Milà i Canals L, Hoekstra AY. 2012. Water Footprint and Life Cycle Assessment as approaches to assess potential impacts of products on water consumption. Key learning points from pilot studies on tea and margarine. J Cleaner Prod 33 (September 2012) 155-166
  • Nemecek T, Weiler K, Plassmann K, Schnetzer J, Gaillard G, Jefferies D, García–Suárez T, King H, Milà i Canals L. 2012. Estimation of the variability in global warming potential of global crop production using a modular extrapolation approach (MEXALCA) J Cleaner Prod 31 (August 2012) 106-117
  • Flynn HC, Milà i Canals L, Keller E, King H, Sim S, Hastings A, Wang S, Smith P. 2012. Quantifying global greenhouse gas emissions from land use change for crop production. Global Change Biology 18 (5, May) 1622–1635
  • Milà i Canals L, Azapagic A, Doka G, Jefferies D, King H, Mutel C, Nemecek T, Roches A, Sim S, Stichnothe H, Thoma G, Williams A. 2011. Approaches for addressing LCA data gaps for bio-based products. J Ind Ecol 15(5) 707-725
  • Brandão M, Milà i Canals L, Clift R. 2011. Soil Organic Carbon changes in the cultivation of energy crops: implications for GHG balances and soil quality for use in LCA. Biomass Bioenerg 35(2011) 2323-2336
  • Hillier J, Walter C, Malin D, Garcia-Suarez T, Milà i Canals L, Smith P. 2011. A farm-focused calculator for emissions from crop and livestock production. Environmental Modelling and Software 26 (September 2011) 1070-1078
  • Milà i Canals L, Sim S, García-Suárez T, Neuer G, Herstein K, Kerr C, Rigarlsford G, King H. 2011. Estimating the greenhouse gas footprint of Knorr. Int J Life Cycle Assess 16(1) 50-58
  • Muñoz I, Milà i Canals L, Fernández-Alba A. 2010. Life Cycle Assessment of water supply in the Spanish Mediterranean basin: the Ebro river water transfer versus the AGUA Program. J Ind Ecol 14(6) 902-918
  • Roches A, Nemecek T, Gaillard G, Sim S, King H, Milà i Canals L. 2010. MEXALCA: A modular method for the extrapolation of crop LCA. Int J Life Cycle Ass 15(8) 842-854
  • Milà i Canals L, Chapagain AK, Orr S, Chenoweth J, Antón A, Clift R. 2010. Assessing Freshwater Use Impacts in LCA, Part II: Case study for broccoli production in the UK and Spain. Int J Life Cycle Ass 15(6) 598-607
  • Koerber G, Jones DL, Hill PW, Milà i Canals L, Nyeko P, York EH, Edwards-Jones G. 2009. Geographical variation in carbon dioxide fluxes from soils in agro-ecosystems and its implications for life cycle assessment. J Appl Ecol 46 306-
  • Edwards-Jones G, Plassmann K, York EH, Hounsome B, Jones DL, Milà i Canals L. 2009. Vulnerability of Exporting Nations to the Development of a Carbon Label in the United Kingdom. Environ Sci Policy 12 479-490
  • Milà i Canals L, Chenoweth J, Chapagain AK, Orr S, Antón A, Clift R. 2009. Assessing Freshwater Use Impacts in LCA Part I: Inventory Modelling and Characterisation Factors for the Main Impact Pathways. Int J Life Cycle Ass 14(1) 28-42
  • Edwards-Jones G, Milà i Canals L, Hounsome N, Truninger M, Koerber G, Hounsome B, Cross P, York EH, Hospido A, Plassmann K, Harris IM, Edwards RT, Day GAS, Tomos AD, Cowell SJ, Jones DL. 2008. Testing the assertion that ‘local food is best’: the challenges of an evidence based approach. Trends Food Sci Tech 19 (2008) 265-274
  • Milà i Canals L, Cowell SJ, Sim S, Basson L. 2007. Comparing Local versus Imported Apples: A Focus on Energy Use. Env Sci Pollut Res 14(5) 338-344
  • Milà i Canals L, Romanyà J, Cowell SJ. 2007. Method for assessing impacts on life support functions (LSF) related to the use of ‘fertile land’ in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). Journal of Cleaner Production. 15 1426-1440
  • Milà i Canals L, Bauer C, Depestele J, Dubreuil A, Freiermuth Knuchel R, Gaillard G, Michelsen O, Müller-Wenk R, Rydgren B. 2007. Key elements in a framework for land use impact assessment in LCA. Int J LCA 12(1) 5-15
  • Milà i Canals L, Burnip GM, Cowell SJ. 2006. Evaluation of the environmental impacts of apple production using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA): case study in New Zealand. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 114 226-238
  • Muñoz I, Rieradevall J, Domènech X, Milà i Canals L. 2004 LCA Application to Integrated Waste Management Planning in Gipuzkoa (Spain). Int J LCA 9 (4) 272-280
  • Milà i Canals L, Domènech X, Rieradevall J, Fullana P, Puig R. 2002. Use of Life Cycle Assessment for the Establishment of the Ecological Criteria for the Catalan Eco-label of Leather, Int J LCA 7(1) 39-46.
  • Milà i Canals L, Domènech X, Rieradevall J, Fullana P, Puig R. 1998. Application of Life Cycle Assessment to Footwear, Int J LCA 3 (4) 203-208.