Temporary Academic Scholar
Bio Sciences, Rice University
Chris Hakkenberg is a PhD
Candidate in Ecology at UNC-Chapel Hill, an Earth and Space Science Fellow with
NASA, and an Academic Scholar in BioSciences at Rice University.
dissertation research employs techniques of geospatial analysis in the fields
of landscape ecology, biogeography, and remote sensing to model complex
ecological phenomena at multiple scales. At Kinder, he is applying
signature generalization on a stack of images captured by Landsat satellites to
create a multi-decadal time series of land cover classifications for the
greater Houston area. Fine spatial and temporal resolution land cover
classifications serve as a means to answer questions regarding both the spatial
distribution and the temporal dynamics of poverty, equality, health,
conservation, and transportation in Houston.
Chris received his MA from Harvard University and a BA
from Reed College.