Ethan Freese

Ethan Freese

  • Contact Information
  • My Story
  • Background
  • Interests

Contact Information

TitleProducer & Photographer
Address318 South Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE

East Campus
  • office: 402-429-9921


My Story

Hi! My name is Ethan Freese, I’m a producer at the Platte Basin Timelapse project in the School of Natural Resources. I’m originally from Lincoln, Nebraska and I graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2018 with degrees in Fisheries and Wildlife and Grassland Ecology and Management. In 2020, I completed a Master's of Applied Science at UNL. My Master’s project used photos, videos, and audio to tell the story of the Prairie Corridor on Haines Branch, a proposed habitat and trail corridor just outside of Lincoln, Nebraska.

In my current position with Platte Basin Timelapse, I'm working on producing multimedia stories about the prairies and wetlands of Nebraska. I also work extensively with PBT's archive of time-lapse imagery from our 60+ cameras that are spread throughout the Platte River Basin in Nebraska, Colorado, and Wyoming.

I'm passionate about prairie conservation, and I hope to be able to use photography and videography to show others the importance of this undervalued ecosystem.



DegreeMajorInstitutionYear Awarded
Master of Applied ScienceScience CommunicationUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln2020
Bachelor of ScienceGrassland Ecology and Management | Fisheries and WildlifeUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln2018




SNR Program Areas

  • Applied Ecology

Areas of Interest/Expertise

  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Science Communication
  • Drones
  • Grassland Ecology