Dr Vasilis Louca

Dr Vasilis Louca
Dr Vasilis Louca

Dr Vasilis Louca

Senior Lecturer

Accepting PhDs


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

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships

Personal Tutor

Member of the School of Biological Sciences retention committee

External Memberships

Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Biology


Research Overview

Key Research Interests:


  • Aquatic and terrestrial animal movement and emigration
  • Wetland ecology
  • Animal behaviour
  • Drivers influencing animal community structure and biodiversity patterns
  • Conservation of freshwater systems
  • 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.

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Biological and Environmental Sciences

Accepting PhDs

Research Specialisms

  • Animal Behaviour
  • Ecology
  • Entomology
  • Marine Biology

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

* Animal dispersal and networks

* Desalination impacts on the coastal environment 


Teaching Responsibilities

Programme coordination:

Co-coordinator of the MSc programme in Environmental Science


Course coordination and teaching:


Coordination and teaching of the Summer Biology Access School

Level 1 Diversity of Life: lectures on invertebrates


Level 2 Ecology: lectures on population growth

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

Level 2 Ocean Biology: Lectures on a range of marine habitats and ecosystems, MPAs and marine adaptations

Level 2 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 3 animal Population Ecology: coordination (with Graham Pierce) and lectures on population growth, field sampling and estimating populations.


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


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