- Rebecca Bowling
- Assistant Professor
Extension Specialist - Urban Water
- (972) 231-5362
- Ph.D. - Crop Sciences, University of Georgia, 2017
Specialty: Urban water
Extension Responsibilities (70%):
Dr. Bowling works closely with AgriLife County Extension Agents as well as Regional Program Leaders and other Extension Specialists to provide programming on the topic of water conservation in the urban landscape. This includes education on appropriate plant selection, soil management to improve infiltration, and water use in residential and commercial landscapes alike. As part of her Extension responsibilities, Dr. Bowling will generate outreach materials through multiple platforms (social media, videos, and written materials) to engage the Texas public in environmental stewardship to protect precious water resources throughout the state.
Research Responsibilities (30%):
Dr. Bowling’s research is focused on improving water-use efficiency and infiltration in urban landscapes through a combination of applied and social science research efforts. Her specific areas of interest include improving infiltration in urban landscapes and incorporating this into an integrated approach for water conservation through collaborations with scientists in Horticulture, Turfgrass Science, Soil Science, and Engineering. She also has an interest in strengthening Extension outreach efforts through social science by evaluating potential barriers to behavioral intervention in urban landscape management.
Twitter – @TXWaterWoman