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Kajsa Henryson

Kajsa Henryson
Postdoctoral researcher in life cycle assessment (LCA) of agricultual processes and systems.


My research is about the environmental impact of agricultural systems, especially focusing on carbon and nitrogen cycling in the soil. My main tool to assess environmental impact is life cycle assessment (LCA). LCA is used to assess the environmental impact of a process or a product throughout its life cycle, from “cradle” to “grave”. LCA is useful to compare different types of environmental burdens caused by different phases of the process or product life cycle.

My work includes both methodology development of the LCA tool, with regards to agricultural systems, and application of the LCA tool on systems like crop cultivation, animal production and biofuels.   


PhD in Technology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), 2019

M.Sc. in Engineering, Mechnical engineering, 2014. Linköping university.

Selected publications

Peer-reviewed papers

Henryson, K., Kätterer, T., Tidåker, P. & Sundberg, C. (2020). Soil N2O emissions, N leaching and marine eutrophication in life cycle assessment – A comparison of modelling approaches. Science of the Total Environment 725, 138332

Henryson, K., Hansson, P.-A., Kätterer, T., Tidåker, P. & Sundberg, C. (2019). Environmental performance of crop cultivation at different sites and nitrogen rates in Sweden. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, 114(2), pp. 139-155.

Henryson, K., Sundberg, C., Kätterer, T. & Hansson, P.-A. (2018). Accounting for long-term soil fertility effects when assessing the climate impact of crop cultivation. Agricultural Systems, 164, ss. 185-192.

Henryson, K., Hansson, P.-A. & Sundberg, C. (201). Spatially differentiated midpoint indicator for marine eutrophication of waterborne emissions in Sweden. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 23(1), ss. 70-81.


Doctoral thesis

Henryson, K. (2019). Modelling site-dependent environmental impacts of nitrogen fertiliser use in life cycle assessments of crop cultivation. Uppsala : Sveriges lantbruksuniv., Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae, 1652-6880 ; 2019:70


Non employee at the Department of Energy and Technology; Division of Agricultural Engineering
Telephone: +4618671838
Postal address:
Inst för energi och teknik, Box 7032
Visiting address: Lennart Hjelms väg 9, Uppsala