All publications


Freilich, M.A., Poirier, C., Dever, M., Alou, E., Allen, J., Cabornero, A., Choi, C., Sudek, L., Ruiz, S., Pascual, A., Farrar, J.T., D'Asaro, E., Worden, A.Z., Mahadevan, A. (in review). Microbially enriched intrusions from the deep chlorophyll maximum transport carbon to the mesopelagic ocean.

Selected peer-reviewed publications

Arboleda-Baena, C.M., Freilich, M.A., Pareja, C.B. Logares, R., De la Iglesia, R., Navarrete, S. (2024). Microbial communities network structure across strong environmental gradients: How do they compare to macroorganisms? FEMS Microbiology Ecology.

Centeno, D., Arzeno-Soltero, I., Delgado, A., Freilich, M., Marquez, C., Montgomery, Q., Palomino, A., Penalber, G., Sinclair, R. (2023). Salton Sea Environmental Work and the Importance of Community Science. Oceanography.

Freilich, M.A., Lenain, L., Gille, S., (2023) Characterizing the role of non-linear interactions in the transition to submesoscale dynamics at a dense filament. Geophysical Research Letters.

Plummer, A., Freilich, M.A., Benzi, R., Choi, C.J., Sudek, L., Worden, A., Toschi, F., Mahadevan, A. (2023). Oceanic frontal divergence alters phytoplankton competition and distribution. JGR: Oceans, e2023JC019902.

Youngs, M., Freilich, M.A., Lovenduski, N., (2023) Air-Sea CO2 Fluxes Localized by Topography in a Southern Ocean Channel. Geophysical Research Letters, e2023GL104802.

Lenain, L., Smeltzer, B., Pizzo, N., Freilich, M., Colosi, L, Ellingsen, S., Grare, L., Peyriere, H., Statom, N. (2023). Airborne observations of surface winds, waves and currents from meso to submesoscales. Geophysical Research Letters, e2022GL102468.

Esposito, G., Donnet, S., Berta, M., Shcherbina, A., Freilich, M.A., Centurioni, L., D'Asaro, E., Farrar, J.T., Johnston, T.M.S., Mahadevan, A., Ozgokmen, T., Pascual, A., Poulain, P.-M., Ruiz, S., Tarry, D., Griffa, A. (2023). Inertial oscillations and frontal instabilities at an Alboran Sea front: Effects on divergence and vertical transport. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 128 (3), e2022JC019004.

Aravind, H.M., Verma, V., Sarkar, S., Freilich, M.A., Mahadevan, A., Haley, P., Lermusiaux, P.F.J., and Allshouse, M.R. (2023). Lagrangian surface signatures reveal upper-ocean subduction. Ocean Modelling, 181, 102136.

Cutolo, E., Pascual, A., Ruiz, S., Johnston, T.M.S., Freilich, M.A., Mahadevan, A., Shcherbina, A., Poulain, P-M., Ozgokmen, T., Centuroni, L.R., Rudnick, D., D’Asaro, E. (2022). Diagnosing Frontal Dynamics from Observations using a Variational Approach. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 127 (11), e2021JC018336.

Hall, C. A., Illingworth, S., Mohadjer, S., Koll Roxy, M., Poku, C., Otu-Larbio, F., Reano, D., Freilich, M., Veisaga, M-L, Valencia, M., Morales, J. (2022). GC Insights: Diversifying the Geosciences in Higher Education: a Manifesto for Change.

Freilich, M.A., Flierl, G., Mahadevan, M. (2022). Diversity of growth rates maximizes phytoplankton productivity in an eddying ocean, Geophysical Research Letters, e2021GL096180. (pre-print)

Freilich, M., Mignot, A., Flierl, G., and Ferrari, R. (2021). An investigation of grazing behaviors that result in winter phytoplankton biomass accumulation. Biogeosciences, 18, 5595–5607.

Ranganathan, M., Lalk, E., Freese, L.M., Freilich, M.A., Wilcots, J., Duffy, M.L., Shivamoggi, R. (2021). Trends in the representation of women amongst US geoscience faculty from 1999-2020: the long road towards gender parity. AGU Advances. (commentary, editor's highlight, news coverage)

Freilich, M. and Mahadevan, A. (2021). Coherent pathways for subduction from the surface mixed layer at ocean fronts. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 126 (5), e2020JC017042. (pre-print)

Freilich, M., Rebolledo, R., Corcoran, D., and Marquet, P. (2020). Reconstructing ecological networks with noisy data.. Proc. R. Soc. A.(476), 20190739. (pre-print).

Dever, M., Freilich, M., Farrar, JT., Hodges, B., Lanagan, T., Baron, A., Mahadevan, A., (2020). EcoCTD for profiling oceanic physical-biological properties from an underway ship. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology.

Shroyer, E., Gordon, A., Spiro Jaeger, G., Freilich, M. Waterhouse, A., Farrar, J.T., Sarma, VVSS., Venkatesan, R., Weller, R., Moum, J., and Mahadevan, A. (2020) Upper Layer Thermohaline Structure of the Bay of Bengal during the 2013 Northeast Monsoon. Deep Sea Research II, 104630.

Freilich, M. and Mahadevan, A. (2019). Decomposition of vertical velocity for nutrient transport in the upper ocean. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 49 (6), 1561-1575.

Freilich, M., Weiters, E., Broitman, B., Navarrete, S. (2018) Species co-occurrence networks: can they reveal trophic and non-trophic interactions in ecological communities?. Ecology, 99 (3), 690-699. (pre-print)

Mahadevan, A., Spiro-Jaeger, G., Freilich, M. Omand, M., Shroyer, E., Sengupta, D., Sharma, R. (2016). Freshwater in the Bay of Bengal: Its fate and role in air-sea heat exchange. Oceanography, 29 (2), 72-81.

Lucas, AJ., Nash, JD, Pinkel, R, MacKinnon, JA, Tandon, A., Mahadevan, A., Omand, M., Freilich, M., Sengupta, D., Ravichandran, M., Le Boyer, A., and Moum, J. (2016). Adrift upon a salinity-stratified sea: a view of upper ocean processes in the Bay of Bengal during the southwest monsoon. Oceanography, 29 (2), 134-145.

Gordon, A., Shroyer, E., Mahadevan, A., Sengupta, D., and Freilich, M. (2016). Bay of Bengal: Upper Ocean Circulation from the 2013 Northeast Monsoon. Oceanography, 29 (2), 82-91.

Freilich, M. and Connolly, S. (2015). Phylogenetic Community Structure When Similarity-Based Competition and Environmental Filtering Determine Abundances. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 24: 1390-1400.

Other publications

Freilich, M. Vertical Fluxes in the Upper Ocean. PhD thesis, MIT-WHOI Joint Program, 2021.

Freilich, M. Mathematical Modeling of Oceanic Phytoplankton Blooms in Chaotic Flows. Senior thesis, Brown University, 2015.