Kristi Nixon M.S.

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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


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NRRI News Articles

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NRRI plays key role in collecting critical minerals data for USGS Earth Mapping Resources Initiative.

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