Richard B. Forward

Professor Emeritus of Zoology

Office: 
135 Duke Marine Lab Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516
Phone: 
(252) 504-7610
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.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara 1969

  • B.A., Stanford University 1965

Waite, HR, Sanchez, KG, and Forward, RB. "Entrainment of the circadian rhythm in larval release of the crab Dyspanopeus sayi by temperature cycles." Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology 50, no. 1 (January 2, 2017): 41-54. Full Text

Forward, RB, Sanchez, KG, and Riley, PP. "Entrainment of the Circadian Rhythm in Egg Hatching of the Crab Dyspanopeus sayi by Chemical Cues from Ovigerous Females." The Biological bulletin 230, no. 1 (February 2016): 15-24. Full Text

Welch, J, Reinsel, K, Battles, K, Romero, A, Blaine, J, Sendi, R, and Forward, R. "Settlement of fiddler crab megalopae on a North Carolina (USA) sandflat: species identification using multiplex PCR provides evidence for selective settlement." Marine Ecology Progress Series 523 (March 16, 2015): 115-123. Full Text

Reinsel, K, Welch, J, Romero, A, Parks, E, McQueen, K, Smith, M, Price, A, Clark, H, Zmina, S, Williams, C, and Forward, R. "Planktonic ingress of fiddler crab megalopae to the Newport River Estuary, NC: evidence for semilunar periodicity in Uca pugnax and species-specific sampling bias by hog’s hair larval collectors." Marine Ecology Progress Series 523 (March 16, 2015): 105-113. Full Text

Forward, RB, Moeller, BP, and Cohen, JH. "Circadian rhythm in larval release by the crab Rhithropanopeus harrisii: entrainment model." The Biological bulletin 226, no. 2 (April 2014): 92-101. Full Text

Ramus, AP, and Forward, RB. "The physiological ecology of the supratidal amphipod Talorchestia longicornis." Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 161, no. 2 (February 2012): 159-165. Full Text

Young, M, Salmon, M, and Forward, R. "Visual wavelength discrimination by the loggerhead turtle, Caretta caretta." Biological Bulletin 222, no. 1 (2012): 46-55.

Ogburn, MB, and Jr, RBF. "Effect of sampling interval on estimates of larval supply." Fishery Bulletin 110, no. 4 (2012): 451-457.

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Selected Grants

REU Site: Undergraduate Research in Estuarine and Coastal Marine Systems awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2020

REU: Undergraduate Research in Estuarine and Coastal Marine Systems awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2012 to 2016

REU: Undergraduate Research in Estuarine and Coastal Marine Systems awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2009 to 2013

Distribution and transport of Blue crab megalopae awarded by NC Sea Grant (Principal Investigator). 2007 to 2008

Blue crab post-larval immigration into an estuary awarded by NC Sea Grant (Principal Investigator). 2006 to 2007

Effects of the toxic dinoflagellate "Karenia brevis" on copepods. awarded by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Principal Investigator). 2002 to 2006

Seasonal Pattern of Blue Crab Post-Larval Immigration into an Estuary awarded by North Carolina State University (Principal Investigator). 2004 to 2006

Collaborative Research: Estuarine Crab Transport: awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2002 to 2006

Collaborative Research: A Multidisciplinary Study of Selective Tidal-Stream Transport: awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2001 to 2004

Reproductive potential and migratory movements of mature female blue crabs awarded by NC Sea Grant (Co-Principal Investigator). 2001 to 2003

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