Background and activities

I completed both my studies and PhD in Environmental Engineering at ETH Zürich in Switzerland. During my PhD I focused on developong methodologies for the evaluation of water use related impacts on biodiversity within Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).

After my PhD I was a Postdoc at ETH Zürich and the Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands) until I joined the Industrial Ecology Programme at NTNU as an associate professor.

My main research interests are related to quantifying and modelling impacts of anthropogenic activities on ecosystems and biodiversity within an LCA context.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Verones, Francesca; Pfister, Stephan; Berger, Markus. (2016) Water Use Analysis. Sustainability Assessment of Renewables-Based Products: Methods and Case Studies.

Report/dissertation

  • Huijbregts, Mark A.J.; Steinmann, Zoran J.N.; Elshout, Pieter M.F.; Stam, Gea; Verones, Francesca; Vieira, Marisa; Van Zelm, Rosalie. (2015) ReCiPe2015: a Life Cycle Impact Assessment Method at Midpoint and Endpoint Level. Report I: Characterisation Factors. 2015.

Others

  • Núñez, Montse; Roux, Philippe; Bare, Jane; Bouchard, Christian; Boulay, Anne-Marie; Bulle, Cecile; Lathuilliere, Michael J; Margni, Manuele; Pfister, Stephan; Verones, Francesca; Rosenbaum, Ralph. (2016) Prospects by WULCA in the impact modelling of water consumption in LCA. SETAC Europe 26th Annual Meeting . SETAC Europe; Nantes. 2016-05-22 - 2016-05-26.
  • Sonderegger, Thomas; Dewulf, Jo; Fantke, Peter; Pfister, Stephan; Stoessel, Franziska; Verones, Francesca; Vieira, Marisa; Hellweg, Stefanie. (2016) Natural Resources as an Area of Protection in LCA - outcomes of the discussion by the working group on resources within the UNEP-SETAC Life Cycle Initiative. SETAC Europe 26th Annual Meeting . SETAC Europe; Nantes. 2016-05-22 - 2016-05-26.
  • Verones, Francesca. (2016) Reaching consensus on cross-cutting issues. SETAC Europe 26th Annual Meeting . SETAC Europe; Nantes. 2016-05-22 - 2016-05-26.
  • Verones, Francesca; Woods, John Sebastian; Veltman, Karin; Huijbregts, Mark A J; Hertwich, Edgar G.. (2016) Advancing marine impact assessment within life cycle assessment (LCA). SETAC Europe 26th Annual Meeting . SETAC Europe; Nantes. 2016-05-22 - 2016-05-26.
  • Woods, John Sebastian; Verones, Francesca. (2016) Accounting for biodiversity impacts of seabed damage in life cycle assessment. SETAC Europe 26th Annual Meeting . SETAC Europe; Nantes. 2016-05-22 - 2016-05-26.
  • Verones, Francesca. (2015) LC-Impact. Special session at ISIE conference . Francesca Verones /ISIE; Guildford. 2015-07-06 - 2015-07-06.
  • Verones, Francesca. (2015) Life Cycle Assessment and the Natural Environment: Current Assessment Options and the Way Forward. International Workshop of Area-Capability Enhancement in Coastal Zone . Research Insitute for Humanity and Nature; Kyoto. 2015-12-14 - 2015-12-16.
  • Verones, Francesca; Moran, Daniel; Stadler, Konstantin; Wood, Richard. (2015) Resource footprints and their ecosystem consequences. Taking Stock of Industrial Ecology - ISIE Conference 2015 . International Society for industrial ecology; Guildford. 2015-07-06 - 2015-07-10.
  • Verones, Francesca; Wood, Richard; Moran, Daniel; Stadler, Konstantin. (2015) Quantifying the ecosystem impacts of resource footprints. Transformations -11th Annual meeting . European Society for Environmental Economics; Leeds. 2015-06-30 - 2015-07-03.