Scotia Ecology is operated by Dr Theo Loizou and is the name of the company which has superseded Loizou Ecological Surveys which was in operation for 17 years.
The main environmental focus is concerned with delivering high quality biological surveys of Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) and other significant wildlife sites for government and non-governmental organisations.
Scotia Ecology is involved with the assessment, evaluation, management and monitoring of sites of nature conservation importance.
The business also undertakes Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) of mainly small-scale hydro-electric schemes, housing developments and windfarms.
Theo Loizou studied botany and zoology at the University of Dundee from 1982 to 1986 and obtained First class Honours in Biology in 1986. Two years later he undertook postgraduate studies in peatland ecology at the same institute leading to a PhD.
For over 25 years he has worked throughout Britain from the Southwest (Devon) to the Shetland Isles. However, in recent years most projects have been in Scotland.
He has outstanding botanical skills and is currently the Joint Recorder for Angus with the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. He is an avid bird watcher and has a keen interest in British mammals.
From 2009 he has been the Recorder for bryophytes (mosses and liverworts) for Angus.
He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management and complies with their code of ethics and conduct.
He is currently a tutor for several natural history courses run by the Field Studies Council.
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