Kristi Nixon M.S.

Professional Title
GIS Specialist


Kristi joined NRRI in 2016 as a GIS specialist and is involved in various Land and Water research projects. She is interested in landscape ecology, spatial analysis, modeling, remote sensing, and web map development to help inform sustainable natural resource management. She also pilots a fixed-wing and quad-copter drone for remote sensing of NRRI project sites.


  • GIS Certificate, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2016
  • M.S. Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2012
  • B.A. Biology, Carleton College, 2009


Research Gate profile

Featured Research Projects

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

A comprehensive aquatic invasive species (AIS) presence database for St. Louis County lakes to help identify which may be at risk for new AIS introduction.

NRRI News Articles

NRRI is developing protocols to understand the effectiveness of peatland restoration efforts, while testing and refining monitoring methods that can be applied to other sites.