Richard B. Forward

Professor Emeritus of Zoology

135 Duke Marine Lab Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516
(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.


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

  • B.A., Stanford University 1965