Portfolio


Science Writing (web features, press releases, and reports)

Going the distance: Barred owls force spotted owls to travel farther to breed (research highlight). 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.

Changing Alaskan Shorelines and Resources (web feature). Aug 2019. Science story for the USFS PNW Research Station highlighting recent research on the impact of changing shorelines on important coastal resources.

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.

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

Biological Legacies at Mount St. Helens (video). May 2020. Planned, filmed, and produced a video highlighting the long-term research done at Mount St. Helens to observe the ecological recovery after the eruption. Video was released to mark the 40th anniversary of the eruption and will be promoted on national U.S. Forest Service platforms.

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 report 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 (one, two, 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.

Megafire infographics. May 2018. Infographics and printouts designed for the USFS PNW Research Station to share information about megafires. Remains among the top-performing posts on the USFS Research and Development Facebook page and the station’s Twitter account (@usfs_pnwrs).

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.