ECOSTAT is founded in 1998 by Dr. Nelly van der Hoeven. She is a mathematical biologist with broad experience in the statistical analysis and evaluation of biological research.
As guest staff member she has been connected to the Department of Theoretical and Evolutionary Biology of Leiden University.
Previously, she has been scientist in the field of ecotoxicology and mathematical
biology at the TNO Institute of Environmental Sciences (1985-1995).