Comparing the Life Cycle Environmental Impacts of In-farm and Among-farm Cattle-crop Integration Mechanisms

Xiaobo Xue

State University of New York, University at Albany

Dr. Xiaobo Xue is an assistant professor at the School of Public Health in State University of New York at Albany, where she is spearheading interdepartmental research efforts on sustainability, environmental engineering and health. Before joining SUNY's faculty, Dr. Xue was an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Research Fellow at the Environmental Protection Agency. Dr. Xue received her PhD in civil engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. Her research interests include life cycle assessment, resource recovery, water-energy-food nexus, and risk assessment.


Background and Motivation Addressing food security while protecting environmental quality is a demanding challenge. The agriculture sector, dominated by single crop or animal production systems, is a major contributor (9%) of... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Xiaobo Xue (State University of New York, University at Albany)
  2. David Williams (State University of New York, University at Albany)

Topic Areas

• Complexity, resilience and sustainability , • Life cycle sustainability assessment , • Management and technology for sustainable and resilient energy, water, food, materials,


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