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Richard B. Forward

Professor Emeritus of Zoology
Marine Science and Conservation
135 Duke Marine Lab Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516


R. Forward works on the physiological ecology of marine crustaceans and fishes. Studies focus on sensory physiology and behavioral responses to environmental (e.g. light, temperature, salinity) and chemical cues, and biological rhythms. Recent studies have applied result to diel vertical migration and selective tidal stream transport.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor Emeritus of Zoology · 2016 - Present Marine Science and Conservation, Nicholas School of the Environment

Education, Training & Certifications

University of California, Santa Barbara · 1969 Ph.D.
Stanford University · 1965 B.A.