Clara Valente

Senior researcher

PhD, MSc Environmental Analysis and Management


Clara is a researcher at NORSUS and participates in various research projects. She graduated in 2007 at the faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Turin (Italy), with a MSc in Environmental Analysis and Management. The master thesis was performed at Yel-lowstone National Park, Wyoming (USA). Her PhD was completed in 2011 at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) in collaboration with Hedmark University College (today Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences) and IVALSA-CNR, the Italian National Center of Research. The title of the thesis was " Life Cycle Assessment of Mountain Forest Wood Fuel Supply Chains: Case Studies from Norway and Italy»

At NORSUS, Clara works in various European and national projects, focusing on both tradi-tional life cycle assessment and the development of Life Cycle Assessment methodology for the inclusion of socio-economic aspects (Social LCA and Life Cycle Sustainability Assess-ment). She works in different research fields from energy (bioenergy) to food production.