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Alexandra Fries
Senior Science Communicator

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

1 Park Place
Suite 325
Annapolis, MD 21401
USA

Phone: (410) 919-9141
Cell: (703) 371-4165
Email: afries@umces.edu

Alexandra Fries Integration and Application Network Alexandra Fries Senior Science Communicator Alexandra Fries Photo cell(703) 371-4165 work(410) 919-9141 University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
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1 Park Place Suite 325
Annapolis MD 21401 USA

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PERSONAL DETAILS

NameAlexandra Fries
Emailafries@umces.edu

Career interests: Tropical and marine ecology; conservation planning; protected areas management; marine ecosystem-based management, fisheries management, climate change impacts.

EDUCATION

Master of Environmental Management, May 2010.
Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham NC.
Master's project: A Gap Analysis of the Distributions of Cephalopod Species Worldwide with a Focus on Commercially Important Species.
Concentration: Ecosystem Science and Conservation.
Coursework: Marine ecosystem-based management, tropical ecology, environmental law, wilderness management.
Activities: Student Association of Wetland Scientists; DukeFish, Farm Hand.

Bachelor of Science, May 2008.
University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC.
Majors: Marine Biology and Environmental science. GPA 3.49 of 4.0.
Honors: University Honors and Departmental Honors in Marine Biology. Chancellors Achievement Award and Dean's List.
Thesis: Antioxidant Properties of Bacteria Found in Hog Lagoon Waste.
Study Abroad: James Cook University, Australia, Fall 2007.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Senior Science Communicator, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Cambridge, MD. Updates websites for UMCES and Integration and Application Network (IAN). Support projects to communicate conservation and resource management of coastal habitats as well as creating education materials for climate change effects on communities.

Climate Change Consultant, Conservation International, Arlington, VA.
Compiled data for development of a guidebook on Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments on coastal and marine systems. Assisted in coordinating a workshop hosted by Conservation International and NOAA to bring experts together to further compose the guidebook. 2010.

Invertebrate Zoology Intern
, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Further development of the Cephalopoda Lifedesk through Encyclopedia of Life (EOL). Coordinated temporary volunteers in adding new information to the webpages and edited that information. Summer 2010.

Research Intern
, Census of Marine Life, Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Washington, DC.
Corresponded with different research groups within the Census of Marine Life. Updated and edited CoML webpage. Developed a webpage on the Cephalopoda through Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) Lifedesk. Presented work at the Cephalopod International Advisory Council in Vigo, Spain. Summer 2009.

Toxicology Research Assistant
, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC. Assisted researchers in laboratory experiments dealing with PAH effects on eggs and larvae of Fundulus heteroclitus and Danio rerio. Performed mitochondrial and microsomal extractions from adult fish livers. 2008-2009. Biochemistry Research Assistant, Department of Biology and Marine Biology, UNCW, Wilmington, NC. Executed an independent research project analyzing bacterial pigment found in hog lagoon waste for antioxidant properties. Established novel extraction and analysis techniques using Solid Phase Extraction and HPLC. 2006-2008.

OTHER EXPERIENCE

Greenhouse Assistant, Kresge Greenhouse, UNCW, Wilmington, NC.
Maintained collections of ferns, cacti, bromeliads and rare orchids. 2005-2008.

Resident Assistant, UNCW, Wilmington, NC, 2005-2007.

Office Assistant, Frying Pan Farm Park, Fairfax County Park Authority, Fairfax, VA. 2005-2006.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Software: Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Outlook, R Statistical Software, STATA, ArcGIS, Quantum GIS, PGAdmin, Adobe Creative Suite and Adobe Photoshop CS3.

Research skills: centrifugation, electrophoresis, HPLC, Solid Phase Extraction (SPE), Ultra Low Freezer (-80 degrees C), Manifold Freeze Dryer, filtration, saponification, liquid nitrogen, Spectrophotometry, Sonic Dismembrator, mist netting, species identification, spotlighting and proper laboratory procedures.

Horticultural skills: including propagation, air layering, and hydroponics systems.

Certifications: SCUBA.

Secretarial skills: multi-tasking, billing, organization, scheduling, outstanding customer service, time management, typing skills and management of a multi-line phone system. Proficient in conversational and written Spanish.

Publications


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Peer-reviewed Publications

2012
Cahoon LB, Halkides CJ, Song B, Williams CM, Dubay GR, Fries AS, Farmer J, Fridrich W, Brookshire C (2012) Swine waste as a source of natural products: A carotenoid antioxidant. Agricultural Sciences 3(6):806–815
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Science Communication Publications

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2016
Integration and Application Network (2016) Coming soon.... IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 2pp (Brochure)
Costanzo SD, Lookingbill T, Walsh B, Fries A, Spitzer S, Hawkey J, Vargas V, Webb B, Easby S, Goelst C, Rouch M. (2016) Shenandoah National Park Natural Resource Condition Assessment. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 238pp (Report)
Integration and Application Network (2016) Orinoco River Basin Report Card 2016. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 12pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2016) Arauca River Report Card 2016. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 2pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2016) Atabapo River Report Card 2016. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 2pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2016) Bita River Report Card 2016. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 2pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2016) Guaviare River Report Card 2016. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 2pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2016) Inírida River Report Card 2016. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 2pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2016) Matavén River Report Card 2016. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 2pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2016) Meta River Report Card 2016. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 2pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2016) Tomo River Report Card 2016. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 2pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2016) Tuparro River Report Card 2016. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 2pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2016) Vichada River Report Card 2016. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 2pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2016) Reporte de salud río Arauca 2016. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 2pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2016) Reporte de salud río Atabapo 2016. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 2pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2016) Reporte de salud río Bita 2016. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 2pp (Newsletter)
Integration and Application Network (2016) Reporte de salud río Guaviare 2016. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 2pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2016) Reporte de salud río Inírida 2016. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 2pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2016) Reporte de salud río Matavén 2016. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 2pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2016) Reporte de salud río Meta 2016. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 2pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2016) Reporte de salud río Tomo 2016. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 2pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2016) Reporte de salud río Tuparro 2016. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 2pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2016) Reporte de salud río Vichada 2016. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 2pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2016) Cuenca del rio Orinoco Reporte de Salud 2016. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 12pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2016) 2015 Chesapeake Bay Report Card. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 6pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2016) Avaliando a saúde da Baía de Guanabara e sua Bacia Hidrográfica. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 4pp (Newsletter)
Integration and Application Network (2016) Assessing the health of Guanabara Bay and its river basins. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 4pp (Newsletter)
2015
Integration and Application Network (2015) Coastal Georgia Ecosystem Report Card. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 6pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2015) Coastal wetlands will become less resilient. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 1pp (Poster)
Integration and Application Network (2015) Report card of the Guaviare River Basin, Colombia. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 2pp (Newsletter)
Integration and Application Network (2015) Reporte de Salud de la Cuenca del río Guaviare, Colombia. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 2pp (Newsletter)
Integration and Application Network (2015) 2014 Chesapeake Bay Report Card. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 6pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2015) Report card of the Bita River Basin, Colombia. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 2pp (Newsletter)
Integration and Application Network (2015) Reporte de Salud de la Cuenca del río Bita, Colombia. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 2pp (Newsletter)
Integration and Application Network (2015) Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Newsletter. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 3pp (Newsletter)
Integration and Application Network (2015) Report card of the Meta River Basin, Colombia. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 2pp (Newsletter)
Integration and Application Network (2015)

Reporte de Salud de la Cuenca del río Meta, Colombia 

. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 2pp (Newsletter)
Integration and Application Network (2015) Long Island Sound Report Card. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 7pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2015) Inner Hempstead Harbor Report Card. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 6pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2015) Norwalk Harbor Report Card. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 6pp (Report card)
2014
Integration and Application Network (2014) Baltimore's Annual Healthy Harbor Report Card: 2013. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 6pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2014) 2013 Chesapeake Bay Report Card. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 6pp (Report card)
2013
Integration and Application Network (2013) New Behavior Survey Tackles Seven Key Stewardship Behaviors in Your Watershed. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 1pp (Poster)
Integration and Application Network (2013) Maryland's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan: Executive Summary. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 20pp (Report)
Integration and Application Network (2013) 2012 Chesapeake Bay Report Card. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 6pp (Report card)
Boesch DF, Atkinson LP, Boicourt WC, Boon JD, Cahoon DR, Dalrymple RA, Ezer T, Horton BP, Johnson ZP, Kopp RE, Li M, Moss RH, Parris A and Sommerfield CK (2013) Updating Maryland's Sea-level Rise Projections. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 22pp (Report)
Integration and Application Network (2013) 2013 summer forecast. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD (Report)
Integration and Application Network (2013) Baltimore Healthy Harbor Report Card 2012. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 5pp (Report card)
Wicks EC, Fries AS and Kelsey RH (2013) Sampling and data analysis protocols for Mid-Atlantic non-tidal stream indicators. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 59pp (Report)
Integration and Application Network (2013) 2012 Old Woman Creek Report Card. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 8pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2013) 2012 Pipe Creek Report Card. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 8pp (Report card)
2012
Integration and Application Network (2012) Responding to major storm impacts: ecological impacts of Hurricane Sandy on Chesapeake and Delmarva Coastal Bays. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 20pp (Report)
Integration and Application Network (2012) Measuring effectiveness of Best Management Practices. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 12pp (Newsletter)
Integration and Application Network (2012) Healthy Harbor Report Card. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 6pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2012) A vision for America's Great Watershed Report Card. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 6pp (Report card)
Kruczynski WL and Fletcher PJ (2012) Tropical Connections: South Florida's marine environment. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 494pp (Book)
Integration and Application Network (2012) 2012 July hypoxia forecast. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD (Report)
Integration and Application Network (2012) 2011 Chesapeake Bay Report Card. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 6pp (Report card)
Wicks EC, Kelsey RH, Fries AS, Kellogg JP (2012) Bacteria sampling and data analysis protocol addendum for Mid-Atlantic tidal tributary indicators. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 4pp (Report)

Projects


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Current Projects

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay: Integrating Citizen-based and other nontraditional monitoring into the Chesapeake Bay Program monitoring framework

EcoCheck

IAN: Science Communication Courses

Inter-American Development Bank: Facilitate the Partnership Between Chesapeake Bay and Guanabara Bay to Enhance and Accelerate Restoration

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Evaluation of Multi-Year Data Sets to Establish Status and Trends of Environmental Restoration Success in the Everglades

USAUS H2O : USA-Australia Virtual Environmental Partnership

WWF: Developing a Scalable River Basin Report Card: The Orinoco River Report Card

Past Projects

Florida Department of Environmental Protection: Rookery Bay NERR

Chesapeake Bay Trust: Development of an adaptive survey tool to measure behavior change within watersheds

Chesapeake Bay Trust: Tributary Report Card Standardization

Florida Sea Grant: South Florida Ecosystem Synthesis

Georgia DNR: Georgia Coastal Zone Ecological Report Card

MD DNR: Trust Fund Evaluation

Mid-Atlantic Tributary Assessment Coalition: Coordination

Mid-Atlantic Tributary Assessment Coalition: Standardizing non-tidal indicators

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation: Building the Long Island Sound Report Card

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation: Long Island Sound Ecosystem Health Report Card

NPS: Assateague Island National Seashore: Climate Change

NPS: Shenandoah National Park: Natural Resource Condition Assessment

Ohio DNR: Mills Creek Report Card

Ohio DNR: Old Woman Creek Report Card

Ohio DNR: Pipe Creek Report Card

Town Creek Foundation: Climate Change Resilience Index

Town Creek Foundation: MDE Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan

Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore: Baltimore Harbor Ecosystem Status