Alexandra Fries

Program Manager
UMCES Annapolis Office

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Alexandra Fries

Program Manager
UMCES Annapolis Office

Alexandra is a Program Manager at the Integration and Application Network (IAN) based at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science in Annapolis MD. Alexandra’s work in environmental management has been focused on assessment, monitoring, and management of aquatic, marine, and terrestrial ecosystems. Alexandra has extensive experience in data analysis, synthesis, mapping, interpretation, and communication. Alexandra has experience working with a diverse group of partners including those in local, state, and federal government, non-governmental organizations, non-profit organizations, private industry, and academia. Within IAN, Alexandra conducts data analysis, synthesis, and communication by completing environmental report cards, updating the IAN website, and conducting science communication courses. Alexandra also creates science communication materials such as diagrams, posters, presentations, newsletters, and reports using Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, and ArcGIS. Alexandra has experience managing projects and staff on local and international projects, liaising directly with partners and colleagues, and providing insights on project direction and goals.


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2020

A watershed moment: Years of work and data culminate in the release of the Western Lake Erie Report Card

2019

If the river's not flowing, is it still a river? Learning about the Verde River Watershed

2017

The Belmont Forum goes to Brazil

The Road to Rio – The Release of the Guanabara Bay Report Card

Finalizing the Guanabara Bay Report Card

Meet Saipan, one of America’s forgotten territories

2016

Pursuing prioritization in Pennsylvania: The magic of more monitoring

Desenvolvendo a governança na Baía de Guanabara

Growing governance in Guanabara Bay

Pursuing happiness (and data integration) in Pennsylvania: the Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative Retreat

IAN's first report card in South America: the Orinoco River Basin

Cruzando e conhecendo a Baía: as expedições ao Rio, Niterói e à Guanabara

Across and through the Bay: Rio, Niteroi, and Guanabara expeditions

Quão rápido pode se criar e completar uma newsletter? No Rio, você só tem até amanhã!

How fast can you create and complete a newsletter? In Rio, you only have until tomorrow!

Bem vindo ao Rio! O primeiro workshop com as partes interessadas da Baía de Guanabara

Welcome to Rio! The Guanabara Bay first stakeholder workshop

2015

Know the connection, know your coast: Coastal Georgia's first ecosystem report card

Coastal Estuarine Research Federation Conference in Portland, Oregon

Lessons learned during the Long Island Sound report card process

Guaviare River Report Card Workshop

Bita River Report Card Workshop - The Orinoco River Basin, Colombia

Mid-Atlantic Volunteer Monitoring Conference

The Meta River Report Card Workshop - The Orinoco River Basin, Colombia

Long Island Sound Report Card release in Glen Cove, New York

2014

Long Island Sound Report Card

2014 Connecticut Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Conference

National Monitoring Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio

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2020

American cowboy (SYMBOL)

2017

Alligator in the Everglades (PHOTO)

Bromeliad growing on pond apple tree (PHOTO)

Brown anole lizard (PHOTO)

Everglades Royal Palm (PHOTO)

Florida Gar (PHOTO)

Juvenile black-crowned night heron (PHOTO)

Pa-hay-okee Trail (PHOTO)

Pond apple tree (PHOTO)

Southern two-striped walkingstick (PHOTO)

Water lilies (PHOTO)

White Ibis (PHOTO)

White Ibis fishing (PHOTO)

White Ibis in the Everglades (PHOTO)

White Ibis in the Everglades, Florida (PHOTO)

2016

Guanabara Bay Values and Threats (GRAPHIC)

2014

Buffer Vegetation as a Key Stewardship Behavior (GRAPHIC)

Cleaning Up Pet Waste as a Key Watershed Stewardship Behavior (GRAPHIC)

Cover Crops as a Key Watershed Stewardship Behavior (GRAPHIC)

Lawn Fertilizer Limitation as a Key Stewardship Behavior (GRAPHIC)

Rain Barrels as a Key Watershed Stewardship Behavior (GRAPHIC)

Rain Gardens as a Key Stewardship Behavior (GRAPHIC)

The Reduction of Hard Surfaces as a Key Watershed Stewardship Behavior (GRAPHIC)

The Seven Key Stewardship Behaviors to Promote Watershed Health (GRAPHIC)

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Percipitation Map 2013 (GRAPHIC)

Coastal Wetlands Resilience to Climate Change Comparison (GRAPHIC)

Total nitrogen (TN) (SYMBOL)

Total phosphorus (TP) (SYMBOL)

2013

Great blue heron (PHOTO)

Great blue heron in the Everglades (PHOTO)

Adult and chick black skimmers (PHOTO)

Black skimmers nesting (PHOTO)

Mangroves and oyster reefs (PHOTO)

Manatee (PHOTO)

Manatee (PHOTO)

Manatee (PHOTO)

Manatee (PHOTO)

Manatee warning sign (PHOTO)

Mangroves and oyster reefs (PHOTO)

Conductivity (SYMBOL)

Inputs: bacteria (SYMBOL)

Inputs: conductivity (SYMBOL)

Inputs: trash (SYMBOL)

Mine drainage (SYMBOL)

Snowman (SYMBOL)

Snowman: melted (SYMBOL)

2012

Acorns (PHOTO)

Appalachian Trail Marker (PHOTO)

Big Meadows (PHOTO)

Big Meadows (PHOTO)

Big Meadows (PHOTO)

Dead Eastern Hemlock trees in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia (PHOTO)

Dead Eastern Hemlock trees in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia (PHOTO)

Dead Eastern Hemlock trees in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia (PHOTO)

Euchaetes egle (Milkweed Tussock Caterpillar) (PHOTO)

Euchaetes egle (Milkweed Tussock Caterpillar) (PHOTO)

Forest density in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia (PHOTO)

Forest diversity in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia (PHOTO)

Forest of Shenandoah National Park, Virginia (PHOTO)

Healthy forest (PHOTO)

Hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae) (PHOTO)

Hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae) (PHOTO)

Hylotelephium telephioides (Alleghenny Stonecrop) (PHOTO)

Ladybug (PHOTO)

Microstegium vimineum (Japanese Stiltgrass) (PHOTO)

Moss (PHOTO)

Moss (PHOTO)

Mountain trail (PHOTO)

Mountain trail (PHOTO)

Mountains of Shenandoah National Park, Virginia (PHOTO)

Overlooks (PHOTO)

Overlooks (PHOTO)

Overlooks (PHOTO)

Power lines in Shenandoah (PHOTO)

Power lines in Shenandoah (PHOTO)

Power lines in Shenandoah (PHOTO)

Rock outcrop (PHOTO)

Rock outcrop (PHOTO)

Rock outcrop (PHOTO)

Shallow creek (PHOTO)

Shallow creek (PHOTO)

Shallow creek (PHOTO)

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia (PHOTO)

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia (PHOTO)

Small waterfall (PHOTO)

Small waterfall (PHOTO)

Solidago randii (Rand's Goldenrod) (PHOTO)

Trail through the meadow (PHOTO)

Winding roads (PHOTO)

Winding roads (PHOTO)

Winding roads (PHOTO)

Nelumbo lutea (American Water Lotus) : bud (SYMBOL)

Nelumbo lutea (American Water Lotus) : flower 1 (SYMBOL)

Nelumbo lutea (American Water Lotus) : flower 2 (SYMBOL)

Nelumbo lutea (American Water Lotus) : pad (SYMBOL)

Nelumbo lutea (American Water Lotus) : seed pod (SYMBOL)

Nymphaea odorata (White Water Lily) : flower (SYMBOL)

Nymphaea odorata (White Water Lily) : pad (SYMBOL)

Algae Overgrowth (PHOTO)

Algae Overgrowth (PHOTO)

Creek Restoration (PHOTO)

Creek Restoration (PHOTO)

Creek Restoration (PHOTO)

Glass and trash on Pipe Creek Shoreline (PHOTO)

Glass and trash on Pipe Creek Shoreline (PHOTO)

Old Woman Creek (PHOTO)

Old Woman Creek (PHOTO)

Old Woman Creek (PHOTO)

Old Woman Creek headwaters (PHOTO)

Pipe Creek (PHOTO)

Pipe Creek (PHOTO)

Pipe Creek Watershed Sign (PHOTO)

Pipe Creek Wildlife Area (PHOTO)

Pipe Creek Wildlife Area (PHOTO)

Quarry Discharge (PHOTO)

Quarry Discharge (PHOTO)

Rain garden and rain barrel (PHOTO)

Rain garden and rain barrel (PHOTO)

Shallow Creek Sites (PHOTO)

Shallow Creek Sites (PHOTO)

Shallow Creek Sites (PHOTO)

Shallow Creeks (PHOTO)

Tiling in Old Woman Creek (PHOTO)

Tiling in Old Woman Creek (PHOTO)

Tiling in Old Woman Creek (PHOTO)

Baltimore, Maryland (PHOTO)

Bay Bridge Flyover (PHOTO)

Brandon Shores Power Plant (PHOTO)

Brandon Shores Power Plant (PHOTO)

Chesapeake Bay Bridge (PHOTO)

Crop Circles (PHOTO)

Francis Scott Key Bridge (PHOTO)

Industrial storage (PHOTO)

Railroad Bridge (PHOTO)

Riparian Buffer (PHOTO)

Sandy Point State Park (PHOTO)

Sediment Plume (PHOTO)

Sediment Plumes (PHOTO)

Sediment Plumes (PHOTO)

Sediment Plumes (PHOTO)

Sediment Plumes (PHOTO)

Sediment Plumes (PHOTO)

Sediment plumes (PHOTO)

Upper reaches of Whitehall Creek (PHOTO)

Wastewater Treatment (PHOTO)

Business: group presentation (SYMBOL)

Business: man sitting 1 (SYMBOL)

Business: man sitting 2 (SYMBOL)

Business: man sitting 3 (SYMBOL)

Business: woman sitting 1 (SYMBOL)

Business: woman sitting 2 (SYMBOL)

The nitrogen cycle (GRAPHIC)

The phosphorus cycle (GRAPHIC)

2011

Experiment Demonstrating Melting Ice (GRAPHIC)

Amaranthus pumilus (seabeach amaranth) (PHOTO)

Amaranthus pumilus (seabeach amaranth) (PHOTO)

Crab Hole (PHOTO)

Dune Grass (PHOTO)

Dune Overwash (PHOTO)

Dune Overwash (PHOTO)

Freshwater forest (PHOTO)

Freshwater forest (PHOTO)

Plant Cage (PHOTO)

Plant Cage (PHOTO)

Skate egg case (PHOTO)

Vehicle tracks (PHOTO)

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2020

Communications materials for the Nutrient Trading Program (MARYLAND - CHESAPEAKE BAY)

Rio Grande Resilient Basin Report Card (RIO GRANDE - SOUTHWEST)

2018

Development of the Verde River Watershed Report Card (VERDE RIVER - ARIZONA)

Western Lake Erie Report Card Development and Production (LAKE ERIE - GREAT LAKES)

Chesapeake Bay Report Card Expansion (CHESAPEAKE BAY)

2016

Evaluation of Multi-Year Data Sets to Establish Status and Trends of Environmental Restoration Success in the Everglades (EVERGLADES - SOUTH ATLANTIC)

Facilitate the Partnership Between Chesapeake Bay and Guanabara Bay to Enhance and Accelerate Restoration (GUANABARA BAY - SOUTH AMERICA)

IAN Report Card (CHESAPEAKE BAY, MARYLAND COASTAL BAYS, WORLDWIDE)

2015

Integrating Citizen-based and Other Nontraditional Monitoring into the Chesapeake Bay Program Monitoring Framework (CHESAPEAKE BAY)

Layout and design of factsheets and final report for Rookery Bay NERR (ROOKERY BAY - GULF OF MEXICO)

Developing a Scalable River Basin Report Card: The Orinoco River Report Card (ORINOCO RIVER - SOUTH AMERICA)

2014

Coral Reef Ecosystem Status and Trends Report Cards (HAWAIIAN ARCHIPELAGO - NORTH PACIFIC, GUAM - NORTH PACIFIC, NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS - NORTH PACIFIC, FLORIDA KEYS - CARIBBEAN, PACIFIC REMOTE ISLANDS - NORTH PACIFIC, FLOWER GARDEN BANKS - GULF OF MEXICO, VIRGIN ISLANDS - CARIBBEAN, PUERTO RICO - CARIBBEAN)

Georgia Coastal Zone Ecological Report Card (COASTAL GEORGIA - SOUTH ATLANTIC)

Building the Long Island Sound Report Card (LONG ISLAND SOUND - MID ATLANTIC)

WWF UMCES Partnership (ORINOCO RIVER - SOUTH AMERICA, RIO GRANDE - SOUTHWEST, KAFUE - AFRICA, TUUL RIVER - MONGOLIA)

Expansion of a survey tool to measure behavior change and impacts within watersheds (CHESAPEAKE BAY)

Long Island Sound Ecosystem Health Report Card (LONG ISLAND SOUND - MID ATLANTIC)

2013

Climate Change Resilience Index (CHESAPEAKE BAY)

Mills Creek Report Card (MILLS CREEK - GREAT LAKES)

Design and layout of Maryland's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act Plan (MARYLAND - CHESAPEAKE BAY)

Rookery Bay NERR (ROOKERY BAY - GULF OF MEXICO)

USA-Australia Virtual Environmental Partnership (USA - NORTH AMERICA, AUSTRALIA)

2012

Development of an adaptive survey tool to measure behavior change within watersheds (CHESAPEAKE BAY)

MDE Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan (MARYLAND - CHESAPEAKE BAY)

Shenandoah National Park Natural Resource Condition Assessment (SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK - VIRGINIA)

Old Woman Creek Report Card (OLD WOMAN CREEK - GREAT LAKES)

Pipe Creek Report Card (PIPE CREEK - GREAT LAKES)

Mid-Atlantic Tributary Assessment Coalition: Standardizing non-tidal indicators (CHESAPEAKE BAY)

2010

Baltimore Harbor Ecosystem Status (BALTIMORE HARBOR - CHESAPEAKE BAY)

Mid-Atlantic Tributary Assessment Coalition Coordination (CHESAPEAKE BAY)

South Florida Ecosystem Synthesis (SOUTH FLORIDA - GULF OF MEXICO)

2009

Chesapeake Tributary Report Card Standardization (CHESAPEAKE BAY)

Trust Fund Evaluation (MARYLAND - CHESAPEAKE BAY)

2008

Assateague Island National Seashore Climate Change (ASSATEAGUE ISLAND - MARYLAND COASTAL BAYS)

2006

EcoCheck (CHESAPEAKE BAY)

2005

IAN Science Communication Courses (USA - NORTH AMERICA)

2002

IAN Symbol Libraries (USA - NORTH AMERICA)

Maryland Coastal Bays Science Communication Products and Report Cards (MARYLAND COASTAL BAYS)

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2021

Creating a resilient river report card and scenario model for the Upper Rio Grande (NEWSLETTER)

Maryland's Water Quality Trading Program (NEWSLETTER)

2020

2019 Integration and Application Network Report Card (REPORT CARD)

Western Lake Erie 1st Report Card (REPORT CARD)

2019 Chesapeake Bay & Watershed Report Card (REPORT CARD)

2020 Verde River Watershed Report Card (REPORT CARD)

2019

2018 Chesapeake Bay & Watershed Report Card (REPORT CARD)

Verde River Watershed Report Card 2nd Newsletter (NEWSLETTER)

2012-2017 Everglades Report Card (REPORT CARD)

2019 Everglades System Status Report (REPORT)

The Development Process and Methods for the Everglades Report Card (REPORT)

Healthy Rivers for All (BROCHURE)

Verde River Watershed Report Card 1st Newsletter (NEWSLETTER)

2018

2018 Status Report Scoring Methodology for Pacific Jurisdictions (REPORT)

Coral reef condition: A status report for American Samoa (REPORT)

Coral reef condition: A status report for Guam (REPORT)

Coral reef condition: A status report for the Hawaiian Archipelago (REPORT)

Coral reef condition: A status report for the Northern Mariana Islands (REPORT)

Coral reef condition: A status report for the Pacific Remote Islands (REPORT)

IAN Report Card 2017 (REPORT CARD)

2017 Coastal Bays Report Card (REPORT CARD)

Healthy Rivers for All (BROCHURE)

2017 Chesapeake Bay Report Card (REPORT CARD)

Data Interpretation and Synthesis Methods Manual (REPORT)

IAN Report Card 2016 (REPORT CARD)

2017

2016 Maryland Coastal Bays Report Card (REPORT CARD)

Greater Everglades region ecosystem health workshop (NEWSLETTER)

Lake Okeechobee ecosystem health workshop (NEWSLETTER)

Northern Estuaries ecosystem health workshop (NEWSLETTER)

Southern Coastal Systems ecosystem health workshop (NEWSLETTER)

Belmont Forum booklet (BROCHURE)

Creating a matrix for cross-goal collaborations (POSTER)

Practitioner's Guide to Developing River Basin Report Cards (REPORT)

Boletim de Saúde Ambiental da Baía de Guanabara (REPORT CARD)

Guanabara Bay Report Card (REPORT CARD)

The Development Process and Methods for the Guanabara Bay Report Card (REPORT)

2016 Chesapeake Bay Report Card (REPORT CARD)

Exploring Everglades ecosystem health (NEWSLETTER)

Tidal water quality indicator factsheets (BROCHURE)

Report cards and system dynamics modelling (NEWSLETTER)

2016

Shenandoah National Park Natural Resource Condition Assessment (REPORT)

Orinoco River Basin Report Card Methodology Report (REPORT)

Arauca River Report Card 2016 (REPORT CARD)

Atabapo River Report Card 2016 (REPORT CARD)

Bita River Report Card 2016 (REPORT CARD)

Cuenca del rio Orinoco Reporte de Salud 2016 (REPORT CARD)

Guaviare River Report Card 2016 (REPORT CARD)

Inírida River Report Card 2016 (REPORT CARD)

Matavén River Report Card 2016 (REPORT CARD)

Meta River Report Card 2016 (REPORT CARD)

Orinoco River Basin Report Card 2016 (REPORT CARD)

Reporte de salud río Arauca 2016 (REPORT CARD)

Reporte de salud río Atabapo 2016 (REPORT CARD)

Reporte de salud río Bita 2016 (NEWSLETTER)

Reporte de salud río Guaviare 2016 (REPORT CARD)

Reporte de salud río Inírida 2016 (REPORT CARD)

Reporte de salud río Matavén 2016 (REPORT CARD)

Reporte de salud río Meta 2016 (REPORT CARD)

Reporte de salud río Tomo 2016 (REPORT CARD)

Reporte de salud río Tuparro 2016 (REPORT CARD)

Reporte de salud río Vichada 2016 (REPORT CARD)

Tomo River Report Card 2016 (REPORT CARD)

Tuparro River Report Card 2016 (REPORT CARD)

Vichada River Report Card 2016 (REPORT CARD)

2015 Chesapeake Bay Report Card (REPORT CARD)

Assessing the health of Guanabara Bay and its river basins (NEWSLETTER)

Avaliando a saúde da Baía de Guanabara e sua Bacia Hidrográfica (NEWSLETTER)

2015

Coastal Georgia Ecosystem Report Card (REPORT CARD)

Coastal wetlands will become less resilient (POSTER)

Report card of the Guaviare River Basin, Colombia (NEWSLETTER)

Reporte de Salud de la Cuenca del río Guaviare, Colombia (NEWSLETTER)

2014 Chesapeake Bay Report Card (REPORT CARD)

Report card of the Bita River Basin, Colombia (NEWSLETTER)

Reporte de Salud de la Cuenca del río Bita, Colombia (NEWSLETTER)

Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Newsletter (NEWSLETTER)

Report card of the Meta River Basin, Colombia (NEWSLETTER)

Reporte de Salud de la Cuenca del río Meta, Colombia  (NEWSLETTER)

Inner Hempstead Harbor Report Card (REPORT CARD)

Long Island Sound Report Card (REPORT CARD)

Norwalk Harbor Report Card (REPORT CARD)

2014

Baltimore's Annual Healthy Harbor Report Card: 2013 (REPORT CARD)

2013 Chesapeake Bay Report Card (REPORT CARD)

2013

Maryland's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan: Executive Summary (REPORT)

2012 Chesapeake Bay Report Card (REPORT CARD)

Updating Maryland's Sea-level Rise Projections (REPORT)

Baltimore Healthy Harbor Report Card 2012 (REPORT CARD)

Sampling and data analysis protocols for Mid-Atlantic non-tidal stream indicators (REPORT)

2012 Old Woman Creek Report Card (REPORT CARD)

2012 Pipe Creek Report Card (REPORT CARD)

2012

Responding to major storm impacts: ecological impacts of Hurricane Sandy on Chesapeake and Delmarva Coastal Bays (REPORT)

Measuring effectiveness of Best Management Practices (NEWSLETTER)

Healthy Harbor Report Card (REPORT CARD)

A vision for America's Great Watershed Report Card (REPORT CARD)

Tropical Connections: South Florida's marine environment (BOOK)

2011 Chesapeake Bay Report Card (REPORT CARD)

Bacteria sampling and data analysis protocol addendum for Mid-Atlantic tidal tributary indicators (REPORT)

Swine waste as a source of natural products: A carotenoid antioxidant (JOURNAL ARTICLE)