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Mr Nicholas Flores Martin BSc (Hons), MSc

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Mr Nicholas Flores Martin is a Postgraduate Research Student within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton, CDT-SIS

Nicholas graduated from the University of Malta with a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry and Biology (2004 – 2008), and studied Oceanography to Masters level (2010 – 2011) at the University of Southampton.

Following graduation, he worked for the Maltese Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture (2013 – 2015) where he coordinated fisheries data collection efforts to meet EU obligations with respect to the Data Collection Multi-Annual Programme (DC-MAP) under the Common Fisheries Policy. He was also involved in developing and giving feedback for proposed Good Environmental Status (GES) definitions, indicators, and monitoring programmes to meet Malta’s obligations with respect to the MSFD, and managed Malta’s Gap 2 case study on trawler fisheries management.

In 2015 he began an Integrated PhD in Sustainable Infrastructure Systems (CDT-SIS). His project involves helping to develop a behavioural guidance system for fish which face several barriers to their migration such as weirs and hydroelectric plants.

Research to date includes:

Using formant analysis to identify airflow direction during humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) phonation;

Research interests

Underwater and cetacean acoustics, fisheries management, animal behaviour


MPhil/PhD research

Title: “Developing a behavioural guidance system for migratory fish.”

Supervisor: Prof. Paul Kemp

Co-Supervisors: Prof. Timothy Leighton, Prof. Paul White.

Funding: EPSRC, University of Southampton, Fishtek Consulting.




Research group

International Centre for Ecohydraulic Research

Affiliate research group

Water and Environmental Engineering Group

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Engineering, University of Southampton, Southampton Boldrewood Innovation Campus, Burgess Road, Southampton, SO16 7QF

Room Number: 178/Level 5

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