Tyler Swanson is a graduate research assistant at the Environmental Institute of Houston at UHCL. He is pursuing a M.S. in environmental biology. After receiving a B.S. in marine science from Coastal Carolina University in 2012, Swanson conducted creel fishing surveys for Coastal Carolina University and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Swanson also spent a year working with the University of South Carolina identifying and quantifying ichthyoplankton and zooplankton from a 30+ year benthic sampling time series. Swanson's most recent work has been with the Striped Bass Monitoring Program in the Albemarle Sound, N.C., where he was part of the group using various methods to collect juvenile and adult striped bass data for stock assessment and management of the North Carolina finfish resources.
Swanson is looking to investigate the dynamics of larval and juvenile estuarine finfish, as well as provide assistance on other projects.