Kristin Kleisner
Kristin Kleisner
Senior Scientist, Oceans

Kristin began working with EDF’s Oceans Program and the Fisheries Solutions Center as a consultant in 2015. She has worked on projects at various scales including a study focused on better understanding the recovery potential of Atlantic cod in the New England region and a project that investigated the utility of applying spatial management in combination with rights-based management measures in fisheries around the world. She has recently transitioned to working on applications of a bio-economic model in several of EDF’s core regions to explore the potential for fisheries management to improve the biomass, harvest, and profits of local fisheries.

Kristin holds a PhD in Marine Biology and Fisheries from the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami. Before coming to EDF, she was a joint research scientist for The Nature Conservancy and NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole where she explored the effect that climate change has on the distributions of fish in New England. Outside of work, Kristin enjoys snowboarding, getting out on the water, cooking, relaxing with her cat, and traveling as often as possible with her husband.