Dr Vasilis Louca

Dr Vasilis Louca
Dr Vasilis Louca
Dr Vasilis Louca

Senior Lecturer

Accepting PhDs

Email Address
Telephone Number
+44 (0)1224 272781
Office Address

School of Biological Sciences
University of Aberdeen
Cruickshank Building, Room 1.10
Aberdeen AB24 3UU

School of Biological Sciences

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships

SBS Postgraduate Teaching coordinator

Member of the University Postgraduate Forum

External Memberships

Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Biology


Research Overview

Key Research Interests:


  • Wetland ecology
  • Aquatic and terrestrial animal movement and emigration
  • Drivers influencing animal community structure and biodiversity patterns
  • Conservation of freshwater systems
  • Animal behaviour
  • Global change and vector-borne diseases

Research Areas

Accepting PhDs

I am currently accepting PhDs in Biological and Environmental Sciences.

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your research ideas further.

Email Me

Biological and Environmental Sciences

Accepting PhDs

Research Specialisms

  • Freshwater Biology
  • Ecology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Marine Biology
  • Entomology

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.

Current Research

* Wetland, estuarine and coastal ecology

* Animal dispersal and networks

* Desalination impacts on the coastal environment 

Funding and Grants

CREW funded project "Assessing the impact of forestry on water quality in Scotland: A review of modelling capabilities". £93 090.30 grant. P.I. start: December 2023.




Teaching Responsibilities

Programme coordination:

SBS Postgraduate Teaching coordinator

Co-coordinator of the MSc programme in Environmental Science


Course coordination and teaching:


Level 2 Ecology: lectures on population growth

Level 2 Conservation Biology: Lectures on PVA analysis, biodiversity, reintroductions and MPAs

Level 2 Freshwater and Terrestrial Ecology field course: coordination and running of the field course with Cath Dennis


Level 3 Behavioural Biology: lectures on parasites, predators, foraging theory and reproduction

Level 3 Animals in captivity: lectures on the ethics of keeping fish in captivity


Level 5 Environmental pollution: lectures on freshwater pollution

Level 5 Catchment management: lectures and coordination

Level 5 Core Skills in Environmental Sciences: coordination and lectures on statistical analyses and sampling designs

Non-course Teaching Responsibilities

Personal tutor


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