Marine Biology at
Trinity College Dublin

Dr Nicholas Payne is a marine biologist based in Dublin, Ireland. His group mostly explore how environmental variation regulates the distribution and behaviour of aquatic animals. Nick has studied a broad range of species – from sharks to cuttlefish – and objectives spanning biogeography to biomechanics. His team often uses novel technologies to record the movements and behaviour of wild animals, and is increasingly interested in how such approaches can be informative for understanding species distributions, and thus for managing and conserving our fisheries resources.

You can see some of the Payne lab's key research themes here

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Tiger shark tagging_Bahamas
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Nurse shark tagging_bahamas
Great white shark tagged_Australia
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Great hammerhead shark tagging_Australia


Dr Nicholas L Payne


Thanks for your interest in our research. Get in touch with us for any questions or comments regarding our work and publications. We’d love to hear from you.

Zoology Building

School of Natural Sciences

Trinity College Dublin

Dublin, Ireland

twitter: @nicklpayne