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Joseph GoyJoseph W. Goy, Ph. D. 
Associate Professor of Biology 
Office: Pryor-England 161A
Phone: 501-279-4515

Crustacean Society


Selected Publications

Teaching and Research Interests 

My teaching responsibilities at Harding include General Zoology, Marine Biology, Ecology, Invertebrate Zoology, and Environmental Science.  I also participate in several team-taught courses including Animal Physiology, Parasitology, Ecology Lab, Animal Behavior, and Seminar.

My research centers around the systematics, larval development, zoogeography, population genetics, ecology and ethology of decapod crustaceans, especially stenopodidean and caridean shrimps.  My primary research focus includes: (1) use of larval morphological characteristics in the phylogenetic analysis of decapod crustaceans; (2) determination of biochemical cues in metamorporically competent larvae of commensal shrimps and crabs; (3) examination of population genetics of decapods with circumtropical distributions; and (4) mate recognition and pair bonding in decapods.  Studies readily involve students in undergraduate research in numerous aspects of the above topics.


Department of Biology

Campus Box 12251
Pryor-England Science Center 
Harding University
Searcy, AR 72149-12251

Phone: 501-279-4459
Fax: 501-279-4706