Stacey Dewald, PhD

Stacey S. Dewald, PhD
Outreach Specialist & Research Scientist
Borderlands Research Institute
Sul Ross State University
RAS 136
PO Box C-21
Alpine, TX 79832
Office phone: (432) 837-8672


Stacey’s passion for agriculture and natural resources began during her childhood in eastern Washington. Growing up on a farm, she learned about hard work and dedication to finding a balance between using the land and respecting the natural resources.

During her graduate education at Texas A&M University she developed valuable human dimension research skills, focusing on agriculture and natural resources. With these skills she strives to understand the relationship humans have with the environment and the impacts they have on each other. At the Borderlands Research Institute she uses her expertise to help the researcher team, students, and partners share their efforts with the public through education and outreach.

Research Specialties

Plant Community and Rangeland Ecology
Ecology and Managment of Large Mammals
Outreach and Extension

Selected Publications

Dewald, S. S., Murphrey, T. P., Leggette, H. R., Berthold, A. T., & Wagner, K. (2019). Landowner adoption of water quality best management practices: Motivations and barriers. Journal of Extension, 57(5). [5RIB4]. Retrieved from

Dewald, S., Leggette, H. R., Murphrey, R. P., Berthold, A. T., & Wagner, K. (2018). Communicating to landowners in the Texas Little River watershed: A descriptive analysis of their communication preferences for receiving water-related information. Journal of Agricultural Education, 59(2), 343-369. doi: 10.5032/jae.2018.02343