After a Msc in Agriculture, and a pHD in agronomy on environmental assessment of viticultural practices by Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Christel is now pursuing her research activities in the field of LCA and ecodesign of viticultural practices. In charge of coordinating the topic “eco-quali-design” in the GRAPPE research unit, she develops, with the team, participatory approaches of eco-design in viticulture with winegrowers, wine sector stakeholders and students. Different research projects and doctoral thesis on this subject permitted the creation of a serious game Vitigame to facilitate ecodesign workshops in viticulture and a software for streamlined LCA calculation in viticulture called Vit’LCA. She works in interaction with economists, sociologists, and ecologists, to include these various dimensions in the assessment of viticultural practices, as well as the grape and wine quality dimensions.
She teaches bachelor and master level students mainly on environmental questions in viticulture, LCA and ecodesign in viticulture, and general viticulture, and supervises master’s thesis and students’ projects on the same subjects.