Research Director / Co-founder
BSc Biological Sciences
MSc Advanced Methods in Taxonomy and Biodiversity
PhD Biodiversity and Ecology
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. His PhD in Biodiversity and Ecology from the University of Cyprus (2019) focused on 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 has been based in Cyprus since 2008 and has 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 also involved in baseline surveys around the island of Cyprus with respect to identifying sites of high biodiversity and ecological value. Between 2011 and 2014 he was employed as a special scientist at the University of Cyprus and worked with behavioural ecology and ornithological research in Africa and Cyprus. He co-founded Enalia Physis and has been a member of the board of directors since 2009, currently serving as the research director since 2016.
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.
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.