Kris Johnson

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Professional Title
GIS Developer


Kris is the lead application developer and server administrator for the GIS lab at NRRI. His primary role at NRRI is to support research projects by providing database and application development and to deliver public-facing web applications for these projects. His research focus is in GIS modeling and analysis using dasymetric mapping techniques. Currently he splits his time between NRRI and teaching in the Geography program at the University of Minnesota - Duluth.

Recent Publications

Featured Research Projects

The ForCAST tool attempts to provide forestry professionals and land managers with an opportunity to evaluate how a changing climate and changing markets might affect Minnesota’s forests and

Online mapping tools and data for natural resource planning, management, and research in Minnesota.

NRRI News Articles

Aerial view of Camp Ripley

NRRI study maps conservation opportunities for Camp Ripley Sentinel Landscape in face of climate change.

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An easy-to-use online Minnesota Atlas, developed at the Natural Resources Research Institute, received recognition from the Office of the Governor as recommended by the Minnesota

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