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Becky Parylak

Associate Professor

My research interests include historical precipitation trends, climate change, El Nino Southern Oscillation, severe weather, natural hazards, and biogeography. Most of my recent research has been in severe and violent tornado climatology, and tornado activity and its relationship to teleconnections.  Currently, I am researching annual and seasonal precipitation trends in Texas to determine if there are changes over a time span of 80 years. Other research interests include assessing learning outcomes in the DL science labs with the traditional in-class environment. My teaching interests include physical geography, climatology, statistics, and biogeomorphology.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Parylak, Rebecca K.and Richard W. Dixon. 2013. Precipitation Variability Trends in Texas, 1932 - 2011.  Papers and Proceedings of the Applied Geography Conferences 36, October 2013, Annapolis, Md. 358 – 366.

Brown, Rebecca P.and Richard W. Dixon. 2006. A Dome Over Home.Does San Antonio Need a Domed Baseball Stadium?  Papers and Proceedings of the Applied Geography Conferences 29, October 2006, Tampa, Fl. 302 – 310.

Dixon, Richard W., Rebecca P. Brown, and Jonathan Herbert. 2006. Historical Climatology of South Texas Tornadoes: Frequency, Magnitude, and Vulnerability.  South Texas Studies Journal p.100 – 116.


Association of American Geographers (AAG)

American Meteorological Society


Becky Parylak
Department of Geography
Phone: 330-672-2045
Fax: 330-672-4304