I am a project-driven ecologist and self-proclaimed nature nerd with a penchant for education and outreach. I love combining my science skills with communication, facilitation, and design. This site contains my personal views and is not part of my job. I manage it for fun on my own time.

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Wixted, K. 2022. Key to Common Maryland Mammal Skulls. Self published.

Wixted, K.L. and M.R. Christman, editors. 2022. Summary of the Northeast Illegal Turtle Trade Workshop: Enhancing Partnerships to Combat Poaching and Trafficking; 2022 Feb 17-18; Virtual: Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation. https://www.fishwildlife.org/application/files/2216/5003/1916/Northeast_Illegal_Turtle_Trade_Workshop_Summary-_Final.pdf

Koenig, M., and K. Wixted. “Leaf Key for Common Broadleaf Trees in Maryland.” Maryland Department of Natural Resources. January 2016. https://dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/Documents/TreeGuide_Common-Broadleaf.pdf

Wixted, K. L. “Common Snakes of Maryland Photo Guide.” Maryland Department of Natural Resources. June 2019. https://dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/Documents/Common-Snakes-of-Maryland-Photo-Guide.pdf

Wixted, K. L. “Dancing, Deception and Cannibalism: Myths and realities of Maryland spiders.” Maryland Natural Resource. Fall 2017. https://news.maryland.gov/dnr/2017/09/22/dancing-deception-cannibalism/

Wixted, K. L. “Partners in Pollination.” Maryland Natural Resource. Spring 2016: 14-17. 

Wixted, K. L. and J. B. McGraw. 2010. Competitive and allelopathic effects of garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) on American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius). Plant Ecology. 208(2):347-357.

Wixted, K. L. and J.B. McGraw. 2009.  A Panax-centric view of invasive species. Biological Invasions 11(4):883-893.