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Changing Alaskan Shorelines and Resources (Esri Story Map)

Aug 2019. Story for the US Forest Service (USFS) Pacific Northwest (PNW) Research Station about research into the impact of changing shorelines on important coastal resources.


Biological Legacies on Mount St. Helens (video)

May 2020. Scripted, filmed, edited, and produced this video for the 40th anniversary of the Mount St. Helens eruption, featuring long-term research on ecological recovery. It was shared on national U.S. Forest Service platforms and part of a highly-successful, week-long social media campaign that I planned for the PNW Research Station Twitter account (@usfs_pnwrs) featuring additional interview clips.


Hiking path stretches into the distance in a dense forest with the sun peeking through the trees.

Connecting veterans with the lands for which they fought (blog)

Sept 2020. Featured blog on the national U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Forest Service websites highlighting recent research at the USFS PNW Research Station.


2019 Annual Report for the US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station

Aug 2020. Co-authored the annual report highlighting research at the USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station.


Megafire infographics series

May 2018. Digital and print infographics designed for the USFS PNW Research Station to share information about megafires research. Remains among the top-performing posts on the USFS Research and Development Facebook page and the station’s Twitter account and printed for distribution at regional events and annual Congressional briefings.


Old-growth forests may provide valuable biodiversity refuge in areas at risk of severe fire (press release)

July 2019. Press release highlighting a recent publication by scientists at the USFS PNW Research Station.


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Invasive grasses pose previously unrecognized threat to forests (press release). April 2020. Press release highlighting a recent publication by scientists at the USFS PNW Research Station.

Going the distance: Barred owls force spotted owls to travel farther to breed (web feature). Dec 2019. Highlight featuring a recent publication by scientists at the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Pacific Northwest (PNW) Research Station.

2018 Science Highlights Report of the Pacific Northwest Research Station (report). Sept 2019. Co-authored the annual station report highlighting valuable scientific research.

Understanding and Preparing for Fire (web feature). Oct 2018. Science story for the USFS PNW Research Station about recent fire research, including original digital illustrations and accompanying infographics (links to infographics in following section).

2017 Science Highlights Report of the Pacific Northwest Research Station (report). Sept 2018. Wrote highlight pieces for the annual station report featuring valuable scientific research.

Where in the World is the Pacific Marten? Tracking the rare animal in Oregon’s coastal forest (web feature). April 2018. Informational web page to share recent research by USFS PNW Research Station scientists on the elusive Pacific marten.

Leveraging Leftovers: Using eDNA to Track Freshwater Species (web feature). March 2018. Informational web page to share recent research by USFS PNW Research Station scientists using eDNA methods to monitor freshwater organisms.

Invasive Species (web feature). Jan 2018. Informational web pages for the USFS PNW Research Station explaining invasive species and recent station science on invasives of concern in the region. Consistently among the most-viewed pages on the station’s website.

Even Fish Need Oxygen (web feature). Nov 2017. Science story for the USFS PNW Research Station on salmon-related research with corresponding short video (links to video in following section).

Look at the Filters on that Rack! (blog post). 5 May 2016. Blog post for the Short Stories About Long Term Research blog.

Spotlight on: Ali Freibott’s Research (blog post). 2 May 2016. Blog post for the CCE LTER Ecosystem Responses to El Niño blog.

LTER Student Science at the 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting (blog post). 12 March 2016. Blog post for the Short Stories About Long Term Research blog.

Videos, Graphics, and Interactive Outreach Products

Mount St. Helens 40th anniversary social media campaign. May 2020. Filmed and edited a series of short video clips with a scientific expert on the ecological recovery of Mount St. Helens. Planned a week-long social media campaign featuring these videos (example tweets one, two, and three) that significantly increased views, interactions, and followers to the PNW Research Station’s Twitter account.

Dry farming in the Pacific Northwest (video). Dec 2019. Planned, filmed, and produced a video featuring work by the USDA Northwest Climate Hub and collaborators investigating dry farming practices in the region. Shared on the national Forest Service YouTube account.

Musical clams (video). Nov 2019. A short clip from the field set to classical music for a fun Thanksgiving day Twitter post by the USFS PNW Research Station account.

Forest carbon infographics. Feb 2019. A series of three infographics (onetwo, and three) highlighting the main findings of the most recent forest carbon inventory of California by the USFS PNW Research Station.

#UnScienceAnAnimal graphics. Jan 2019. A series of three graphics (onetwo, and three) highlighting USFS PNW Research Station work and leveraging the trending hashtag. To date, these are the highest-performing posts on the station’s Twitter account (@usfs_pnwrs).

Ever Wonder How Trees Grow? (video). Oct 2018. Educational video explaining how trees grow and how scientists measure this growth, to accompany the USFS PNW Research Station’s publication Science Findings Issue 210.

Understanding and Preparing for Fire infographics. Oct 2018. Two infographics (one and two) designed to promote the accompanying web feature on fire and forest ecology research by the USFS PNW Research Station.

Which Pacific Northwest National Forest Should You Visit Next? (quiz). July 2018. Interactive quiz for the USFS PNW Research Station.

Time lapse video of Mount St. Helens (video). May 2018. A short video used to highlight the 38th anniversary of the volcanic eruption and ongoing research at the site by the USFS PNW Research Station.

Arbor Day “Tree-via” graphics. April 2018. Graphics for the 2018 Arbor Day social media “Tree-via” campaign coordinated between the USFS PNW Research Station and U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region.

What Tree Are You? Pacific Northwest Edition (quiz). Jan 2018. Interactive quiz promoting research at the USFS PNW Research Station that is one of the most-viewed pages on the station’s website.

Even Fish Need Oxygen (video). Nov 2017. Video accompaniment to a science story about stream hypoxia research at the USFS PNW Research Station.

Peer-Reviewed Science Publications

J Brandon, A Freibott, LM Sala. (2019). Patterns of suspended and salp-ingested microplastic debris in the North Pacific investigated with epifluorescence microscopy. Limnology and Oceanography Letters, doi: 10.1002/lol2.10127.

A Freibott. (2017) Plankton Community Composition and Grazing Dynamics in Upwelling Regions of the Pacific Ocean. PhD dissertation. https://escholarship.org/uc/item/3993b1q1.

A Freibott, AG Taylor, D Selph, H Lui, W Zhang, MR Landry. (2015) Biomass and composition of protist grazers and heterotrophic bacteria in the Costa Rica Dome during June-July 2010. Journal of Plankton Research, doi: 10.1093/plankt/fbv107.

AG Taylor, MR Landry, A Freibott, KE Selph, A Gutiérrez-Rodríguez. (2015) Patterns of microbial community biomass, composition and HPLC diagnostic pigments in the Costa Rica upwelling dome. Journal of Plankton Research, doi: 10.1093/plankt/fbv086.

A Freibott, L Linacre, MR Landry. (2014) Permanent filtration preparation for ciliates preserved in Acid Lugol’s. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 12, 54-62, doi: 10.4319/lom.2014.12.54.