Rebecca K. Swadek

    Research Associate

    M.S. in  Environmental Science, Texas Christian University
    B.S. in  Biology, Texas A&M University 

    Rebecca worked as a Research Field Botanist and a Herbarium Collections Assistant for BRIT from 2009-2013 managing digitization projects and studying BRIT's Living Roof and the Fort Worth Prairie. In 2013 she became a Research Associate and began working for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation's Division of Forestry, Horticulture, and Natural Resources where she oversees wetland and aquatic restoration, assessment, and protection projects. She continues research on green roofs and Texas prairies in her spare time.  

    Rebecca received a B.S. in Biology from Texas A&M University and an M.S. in Environmental Science from Texas Christian University with a concentration in botany. Her thesis, The Vascular Flora of the North Central Texas Walnut Formation, provided a floristic inventory of the Walnut Clay geological formation and examined associated plant communities based on their associated geological and hydrological contexts. Her research interests and expertise includes wetland and riparian restoration; plant ecology; natural resource management; monitoring and assessment; green roofs; floristics and plant taxonomy; vegetation classification; and biodiversity informatics.