Tyler Raszick (M.S.)
I am broadly interested in microevolutionary processes and the short-term effects of ecology on population-level divergence. Although my research program primarily revolves around ecological and genomic divergence in the grasshopper species Schistocerca lineata, I am also involved in DNA-barcoding diet analysis projects in herbivorous insects, including some agriculturally important pest species. Additionally, I am investigating the evolution of the grasshopper genome with regards to genome size and microheteroplasmy in the mitochondria.
Tyler is current a Ph.D. student in the Department of Entomology at Texas A&M University.