STT = St. Thomas Campus,
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

STX = Albert A. Sheen Campus,
St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

STJ = St. John Academic Center,
St. John, US Virgin Islands

Forbes, Jr., Howard A.

Forbes, Jr., Howard A.




Marine Science Center 216-C


STT:(340) 693-1385


Education and outreach, networking, plant biochemistry, traditional medicine, mangrove ecology, science communication

Office Hours

Mondays 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesdays 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesdays 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Thursdays 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Fridays 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

I received my Bachelor's of Science degree in Biology from UVI in 2010. Thereafter I pursued and obtained my masters degree in Marine and Environmental Studies from UVI in 2014. While working on my masters degree, I was interested in understanding the biochemistry of red mangroves and utilizing that biochemistry as a tool for assessing their health. Upon receiving my degree I became employed at UVI as the Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service Coordinator for St. Thomas and St. John. I help promote education and awareness about environmental and marine-related issues/concerns within the Virgin Islands community through the organization of various events such as Reef Fest and VI Coast Weeks.