Research Director / Co-founder
BSc Biological Sciences
MSc Advanced Methods in Taxonomy & Biodiversity
Louis Hadjioannou graduated with a Bachelors degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Brighton in 2006 and obtained a Masters degree in Advanced Methods in Taxonomy and Biodiversity from Imperial College London in 2007.
Upon completing his M.Sc. and during 2008-2011 he worked in the private sector in projects dealing with environmental impact assessments and monitoring marine environments by analyzing benthic macrofaunal communities and by means of remote sensing techniques. He has been involved in baseline surveys on the marine ecology of the whole of the island of Cyprus with respect to identifying sites of high biodiversity and ecological value, as well as ornithological research in Africa and Cyprus.
He has participated in research projects and conferences in Europe, Africa and South America and his broad interest in the natural processes and systematic biology has given him the opportunity to expand extensive experience in field-work in both terrestrial and marine environments.
Since 2011 he is affiliated with the University of Cyprus (Ph.D candidate) studying the biology and ecophysiology of Cladocora caespitosa, one of the two endemic scleractinian corals of the Mediterranean, and how communities of this species respond to varying environmental changes on the island of Cyprus.
He is a warm supporter of the idea that by expanding ones knowledge to, as broadly as possible, then a more holistic approach can be taken and applied to a better understanding of natural processes and managing of our natural resources.
He is a passionate amateur photographer who also loves travelling and hiking.