Ester van der Voet
Ester van der Voet obtained her MSc as a biologist in 1982 at Leiden University. Her first job was with the Centre of Energy Conservation, evaluating the consequences of energy scenarios on the natural environment. Since 1984 she has been employed as a researcher at the Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML) at Leiden University. She has conducted research that for the most part can be placed under the heading of Industrial Ecology. Research areas are, among others: stock breeding and the ammonia problem, risk assessment, life-cycle assessment, biodiversity policy, natural resource accounting, indicator development, material flow accounting, and especially substance flow analysis. In this last field she obtained her PhD in 1996. She still is employed at the CML as a senior researcher and project leader. She is now employed as an Associate Professor and has contributed to the start-up of a MSc program in Industrial Ecology.