Cécile Bulle

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Cécile Bulle

Cécile Bulle is a professor of sustainable development strategy in the social and environmental responsibility department of the school of management sciences at the University of Quebec in Montreal (ESG-UQÀM). She obtained her Ph.D. in chemical engineering at Polytechnique Montréal in 2007. She is co-holder of the International Chair on Life Cycle, the main research unit of CIRAIG, the International Reference Center on Life Cycle of products, processes and services, which is one of the most recognized research centers in the world in life cycle analysis.

Her research interests are sustainable real estate, modeling the impact of the life cycle, in particular the toxic impacts of metals, the depletion of resources and the use of water and the operationalization of the Cycle Analysis. community life (sustainable neighborhoods, etc.) and individuals. She teaches life cycle analysis, sustainable building management, sustainable real estate and corporate social responsibility. She is currently leading the IMPACT World + project, a major project involving several research teams around the world to develop the very first method for assessing the impacts of the regionalized life cycle.

She is the author of forty-seven scientific articles published in international journals and more than one hundred and fifty communications in international symposia. She has also participated in several life cycle working groups, notably under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), acts as reviewer for ten scientific journals and has participated in supervision of around forty master’s and doctoral students.

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Cécile Bulle's Publications

Shooka Karimpour, Anne-Marie Boulay, Cecile Bulle (2021) Evaluation of sector-specific AWARE characterization factors for water scarcity footprint of electricity generation, Science of The Total Environment 753, p. 142063, url, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142063

Katrine Turgeon, Gabrielle Trottier, Christian Turpin, Cécile Bulle, Manuele Margni (2021) Empirical characterization factors to be used in LCA and assessing the effects of hydropower on fish richness, Ecological Indicators 121, p. 107047, url, doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2020.107047

Anders Bjørn, Sarah Sim, Anne-Marie Boulay, Henry King, Julie Clavreul, Wan Yee Lam, Valerio Barbarossa, Cécile Bulle, Manuele Margni (2020) A planetary boundary-based method for freshwater use in life cycle assessment: Development and application to a tomato production case study, Ecological Indicators 110, p. 105865, url, doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.105865

Jérôme Lavoie, Anne-marie Boulay, Cécile Bulle (2020) Micro- and Nano- Plastics in LCA: Development of an Effect Factor, LCIC

Carla AlChahir Bel Hajjar, Cécile Bulle, Anne-Marie Boulay (2020) The fate of microplastics in the marine environment, SETAC SciCon

Anders Bjørn, Sarah Sim, Henry King, Manuele Margni, Andrew D Henderson, Sandra Payen, Cécile Bulle (2020) A comprehensive planetary boundary-based method for the nitrogen cycle in life cycle assessment: Development and application to a tomato production case study, Science of The Total Environment 715, p. 136813, url, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.136813

Camille Chabas, Cécile Bulle (2020) Developping a Life Cycle Impact Assessment Model Based on Functionality to Assess Competition Between Users, SETAC SciCon

Carla AlChahir Bel Hajjar, Cécile Bulle, Anne-Marie Boulay (2020) Linking the Life Cycle Inventory and Impact Assessment of Marine Litter and Plastic Emissions, FSLCI Workshop

Carla AlChahir Bel Hajjar, Cécile Bulle, Anne-Marie Boulay (2020) The fate of microplastics in the marine environment, LCIC

Wafaa Baabou, Anders Bjørn, Cécile Bulle (2020) Absolute sustainability for the life cycle impact assessment of mineral and metallic resources depletion, LCIC

I. Viveros-Santos, Philippe Roux, Cécile Bulle, Annie Levasseur, Louise Deschênes (2020) AGEC-LCI: an open access tool for calculating emissions from fertilizers and metal-based fungicides applications., SETAC SciCon

Camille Chabas, Cécile Bulle (2020) Developping a Life Cycle Impact Assessment Model Based on Functionality to Assess Competition Between Users, ACLCA

Jérôme Lavoie, Anne-marie Boulay, Bulle; C (2020) Micro- and Nano- Plastics in LCA: Development of an aquatic ecotoxic effect factor, SETAC SciCon

Laure Patouillard, Daphné Lorne, Pierre Collet, Cécile Bulle, Manuele Margni (2020) Prioritizing regionalization to enhance interpretation in consequential life cycle assessment: application to alternative transportation scenarios using partial equilibrium economic modeling, The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, url, doi:10.1007/s11367-020-01785-x

Camille Chabas, Cécile Bulle (2020) Developping a Life Cycle Impact Assessment Model Based on Functionality to Assess Competition Between Users, International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology

Laure Patouillard, Pierre Collet, Pascal Lesage, Pablo Tirado Seco, Cécile Bulle, Manuele Margni (2019) Prioritizing regionalization efforts in life cycle assessment through global sensitivity analysis: a sector meta-analysis based on ecoinvent v3, The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, p. 1-17, doi:10.1007/s11367-019-01635-5

I Viveros-Santos, C Bulle, A Levasseur, L Deschênes (2019) Regionalized Terrestrial Ecotoxicity Assessment of Copper-Based Fungicides Applied in Viticulture, SETAC Europe 29th Annual Meeting

Anders Bjørn, Sarah Sim, Henry King, Patrick Keys, Lan Wang-Erlandsson, Sarah E. Cornell, Manuele Margni, Cécile Bulle (2019) Challenges and opportunities towards improved application of the planetary boundary for land-system change in life cycle assessment of products, Science of The Total Environment 696, p. 133964, url, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.133964

Pierre-Olivier Roy, Cécile Bulle, Louise Deschênes (2019) Global-scale atmospheric modeling of aerosols to assess metal source-receptor relationships for life cycle assessment, The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 24(1), p. 93-103, url, doi:10.1007/s11367-018-1508-y

Rifat-Ara Karim, Louise Deschênes, Cécile Bulle (2019) Regionalized aquatic ecotoxicity characterization factor for zinc emitted to soil accounting for speciation and the transfer through groundwater, The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 24(11), p. 2008-2022, url, doi:10.1007/s11367-019-01633-7

Katrine Turgeon, Gabrielle Trottier, Christian Turpin, Cécile Bulle, Manuele Margni () Empirical characterization factors assessing the effects of hydroelectricity on fish richness across three large biomes, Industrial Ecology, p. 678383, pdf, doi:https://doi.org/10.1101/678383

A Bjørn, S Sim, H King, P Keys, L Wang-Erlandsson, S Cornell, M Margni, C Bulle (2019) Using life cycle assessment to link production and consumption activities to biogeophysical effects of land use, Open Science Meeting 2019 | Global Land Programme

Cécile Bulle, Manuele Margni, Laure Patouillard, Anne-marie Boulay, Guillaume Bourgault, Vincent De Bruille, Viêt Cao, Michael Hauschild, Andrew Henderson, Sebastien Humbert, Sormeh Kashef-Haghighi, Anna Kounina, Alexis Laurent, Annie Levasseur, Gladys Liard, Ralph K Rosenbaum, Pierre-olivier Roy, Shanna Shaked, Peter Fantke, Olivier Jolliet (2019) IMPACT World+: a globally regionalized life cycle impact assessment method, The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, doi:10.1007/s11367-019-01583-0

F Rezaei, P Lesage, C Bulle (2019) Integration of the building information modeling and the life cycle assessment at the early and detailed building design stages, Building and Environment 153, p. 158-167, doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.01.034

François Saunier, Sylvie Fradette, Ferrere Clerveaux, Sylvain Lefebvre, Éric Madore, Gabriel Veilleux, Cécile Bulle, Richard Surprenant (2019) Comparison of life-cycle assessment between bio-catalyzed and promoted potassium carbonate processes and amine-based carbon capture technologies, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 88, p. 134-155, url, doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2019.05.009

Laure Patouillard, Cécile Bulle, Manuele Margni (2019) Continental version of IMPACT World+: A regionalized life cyle impact assessment method for Latin America, CILCA 2019

Michael J. Lathuillière, Cécile Bulle, Mark S. Johnson (2019) Complementarity in mid-point impacts for water use in life cycle assessment applied to cropland and cattle production in Southern Amazonia, Journal of Cleaner Production 219, p. 497-507, url, doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.02.021

You Zhang, Zengwei Yuan, Manuele Margni, Cécile Bulle, Hui Hua, Songyan Jiang, Xuewei Liu (2019) Intensive carbon dioxide emission of coal chemical industry in China, Applied Energy 236, p. 540-550, url, doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.12.022

R Surprenant, F Saunier, S Fradette, E Madore, S Lefebvre, F Clerveaux, G Veilleux, C Bulle (2018) Comparison of Life-cycle Assessment between Bio-catalyzed Potassium Carbonate System, Amine-Based Capture and UNO MK3 Technology., CCUS Conference

L Patouillard, C Bulle, C Querleu, D Maxime, M Margni (2018) Critical review and practical recommendations to integrate the spatial dimension in Life Cycle Assessment., Journal of Cleaner Production. 177, p. 398-412

C. T. Bergeron, M. Purdon, C. Bulle () No TitleFinancing Solid Waste Management Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Using Plastic Credits: A Framework Proposition., Journal of Cleaner Production (submitted)

Laure Patouillard, Pierre Collet, Pascal Lesage, Pablo Tirado-Seco, Cécile Bulle, Manuele Margni (2018) Reduce the uncertainty of LCA results by prioritizing the regionalization effort: a sectorial meta-analysis, SETAC Europe 28th Annual Meeting

Lycia Aziz, Louise Deschênes, Rifat-Ara Karim, Laure Patouillard, Cécile Bulle (2018) Including metal atmospheric fate and speciation in soils for terrestrial ecotoxicity in life cycle impact assessment, The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 23(11), p. 2178-2188, url, doi:10.1007/s11367-018-1438-8

Michael Lathuillière, Cécile Bulle, Mark Johnson (2018) A contribution to harmonize water footprint assessments, Global Environmental Change 53, p. 252-264, doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2018.10.004

Peter Fantke, Nicoló Aurisano, Jane Bare, Thomas Backhaus, Cécile Bulle, Peter M. Chapman, Dick De Zwart, Robert Dwyer, Alexi Ernstoff, Laura Golsteijn, Hanna Holmquist, Olivier Jolliet, Thomas E. McKone, Mikołaj Owsianiak, Willie Peijnenburg, Leo Posthuma, Sandra Roos, Erwan Saouter, Diederik Schowanek, Nico M. van Straalen, Martina G Vijver, Michael Hauschild (2018) Toward harmonizing ecotoxicity characterization in life cycle impact assessment, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 37(12), p. 2955-2971, url, doi:10.1002/etc.4261

Ivan Viveros Santos, Cécile Bulle, Annie Levasseur, Louise Deschênes (2018) Regionalized Terrestrial Ecotoxicity Assessment of Copper-Based Fungicides Applied in Viticulture, Sustainability 10(7), p. 2522, url, doi:10.3390/su10072522

E Garcia de Lima, C Bulle, C Ugaya (2018) A Functionality Based Wood Substitutability Index., Sustainability 10(6), p. 1750

Katrine Turgeon, Gabrielle Trottier, Irene Gregory-Eaves, Daniel Boisclair, Christian Turpin, Cécile Bulle, Manuele Margni (2017) Assessing the impacts of hydroelectricity production on aquatic ecosystems in LCA: A multi-scale approach, SETAC Europe 27th Annual Meeting

Geneviève Plouffe, Cécile Bulle, Louise Deschênes (2017) Accounting for metal speciation in terrestrial ecotoxicity: a compromise between coherence across metals and validation data availability, SETAC Europe 27th Annual Meeting

A Bjørn, A Boulay, S Sim, H King, J Clavreul, C Mueller, Bulle; C, M Margni (2017) Requirements for developing planetary boundaries-based impact categories and application to freshwater use, SETAC Europe 27th Annual Meeting

Michael Lathuillière, Eduardo J Miranda, Cécile Bulle, E G Couto, Mark S Johnson (2017) Land occupation and transformation impact of soybean production in southern Amazonia, Brazil, Journal of Cleaner Production 149, p. 680-689, doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.02.120

Francesca Verones, Jane Bare, Cécile Bulle, Rolf Frischknecht, Michael Hauschild, Stefanie Hellweg, Andrew Henderson, Olivier Jolliet, Alexis Laurent, Xun Liao, J P Lindner, D de Souza, O Michelsen, L Patouillard, S Pfister, L Posthuma, V Prado, B Ridoutt, R K Rosenbaum, S Sala, C Ugaya, M Vieira, P Fantke (2017) LCIA framework and crosscutting issues guidance within the UNEP-SETAC Life Cycle Initiative, Journal of Cleaner Production 161, p. 957-967

Gabrielle Trottier, Katrine Turgeon, Daniel Boisclair, Cécile Bulle, Manuele Margni () The impacts of hydropower on freshwater macroinvertebrate biodiversity: A global meta-analysis, PLoS ONE (To be submitted )

Guillaume Majeau-Bettez, Anders Bjørn, Richard Wood, Manuele Margni, Cecile Bulle (2017) Absolute sustainability assessment of product life cycles through calculation of carrying capacity entitlement at industry level, SETAC Europe 27th Annual Meeting, url

F Hernández-Padilla, M Margni, A Noyola, L Guereca-Hernandez, C Bulle (2017) Assessing wastewater treatment in Latin America and the Caribbean: enhancing Life cycle assessment interpretation by regionalization and impact assessment sensibility., Journal of Cleaner Production. 142, p. 2140-2153

I Viveros-Santos, C and Deschênes Bulle L. (2017) Profil environnemental d’une bouteille de vin consommé au Québec., Congrès Cidres et Alcools d’ici.

Anders Bjørn, Guillaume Majeau-Bettez, Richard Wood, Manuele Margni, Cecile Bulle (2017) Absolute sustainability assessment of product life cycles through downscaling of planetary boundary to industry level, ISIE/ISSST 2017 Joint Conference

Clara Tromson, Cécile Bulle, Louise Deschênes (2017) Including the spatial variability of metal speciation in the effect factor in life cycle impact assessment: Limits of the equilibrium partitioning method, Science of the Total Environment 581, p. 117-125

Jérôme Lavoie, Anne-Marie Boulay, Cécile Bulle () Micro- and Nanoplastics in LCA: Development of an effect factor for the quantification of their physical impact on aquatic biota, Industrial Ecology (submitted)

Gabrielle Trottier, Katrine Turgeon, Francesca Verones, Daniel Boisclair, Cécile Bulle, M. Margni () Changes in freshwater macroinvertebrate richness due to river impoundment in the United States, Sustainability (accepted with revisions)

I. Viveros-Santos, Cécile Bulle, Louise Deschênes (2016) Accounting for spatial variability and speciation in copper terrestrial ecotoxicity: Case study of wine consumption in Quebec, 22nd LCA Case Study Symposium

I Viveros-Santos, C Bulle, L Deschênes (2016) Accounting for spatial variability and speciation in copper terrestrial ecotoxicity: Case study of wine consumption in Quebec., 5th International forum on the life cycle management of products and services. Cycle 2016