Head shot of Chris Hakkenberg
  • Kinder Scholar
  • Rice Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Statistics, Rice University

Chris Hakkenberg is a postdoctoral research fellow jointly affiliated with the Rice University Department of Statistics and the Kinder Institute for Urban Research.

His research employs techniques of geospatial analysis in the fields of landscape ecology, biogeography and remote sensing to model complex landcover phenomena at multiple scales. At the Kinder Institute, he 's been working to create a multi-decadal time series of land cover classifications for the greater Houston area to answer questions regarding the spatial distribution and the temporal dynamics of poverty, equality, health, conservation and transportation in Houston.

Hakkenberg received his bachelor's degree from Reed College, his master's degree from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Ecology at UNC-Chapel Hill.