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

NRRI News Articles

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

GIS skills and biology background come together in data delivery role for Kristi Nixon.

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.