Richard B. Forward
Richard B. Forward
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Settlement Site Location and Development of an Estuarine Crustacean awarded by National Science Foundation
(95-0735) Behavioral Basis of Estuarine Transport of Atlantic Menhaden and Spot Larvae awarded by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(97-0156) Behavioral Basis of Estuarine Transport of Atlantic Menhaden and Spot Larvae awarded by NC Sea Grant
area(s) of expertiseMarine Science
135 Duke Marine Lab Rd
Beaufort, NC 28516
Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara (1969)
B.A., Stanford University (1965)