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Dr Christopher Hackney

Research Assistant / Post-doctoral representative on the School Research Committee

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Geography, Geology and Environment

Summary

Christopher Hackney is a post-doctoral research associate in earth surface processes and sedimentology. His research focuses on the processes and mechanisms of sediment transport, erosion and the subsequent morphodynamics of large river and deltaic systems. From 2013 to 2015, Christopher was the post-doctoral researcher on a NERC-funded project investigating sediment transport, erosion and deposition in the one of the World's largest rivers, the Mekong. He obtained his PhD from the University of Southampton in 2013 for a project focused on the numerical modelling of incised coastal gullies and the impact of their evolution on climate change and sea-level rise.

Journal Article

Water quality modelling of the Mekong River basin: climate change and socioeconomics drive flow and nutrient flux changes to the Mekong Delta

Whitehead, P., Jin, L., Bussi, G., Voepel, H., Darby, S., Vasilopoulos, G., …Hung, N. (2019). Water quality modelling of the Mekong River basin: climate change and socioeconomics drive flow and nutrient flux changes to the Mekong Delta. The Science of the total environment, 673, 218-229. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.03.315

Time is running out for sand

Bendixen, M., Best, J., Hackney, C., & Iversen, L. (2019). Time is running out for sand. Nature, 571, 29 -31. https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-019-02042-4

The influence of flow discharge variations on the morphodynamics of a diffluence-confluence unit on a large river: Impacts of discharge variation on a diffluence-confluence unit

Hackney, C. R., Darby, S. E., Parsons, D. R., Leyland, J., Aalto, R., Nicholas, A. P., & Best, J. L. (2018). The influence of flow discharge variations on the morphodynamics of a diffluence-confluence unit on a large river: Impacts of discharge variation on a diffluence-confluence unit. Earth surface processes and landforms : the journal of the British Geomorphological Research Group, 43(2), 349-362. https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.4204

Sustainable rice cultivation in the deep flooded zones of the Vietnamese Mekong Delta

Chapman, A., Darby, S., Tompkins, E., Hackney, C., Leyland, J., Van, P. D. T., …Nicholas, A. (2017). Sustainable rice cultivation in the deep flooded zones of the Vietnamese Mekong Delta. Vietnam Journal of Science, Technology and Engineering, 59(2), 34-38. https://doi.org/10.31276/VJSTE.59%282%29.34

Low-angle dunes in the Changjiang (Yangtze) Estuary: Flow and sediment dynamics under tidal influence

Hackney, C. R., Hu, H., Wei, T., Yang, Z., Hackney, C., & Parsons, D. R. (2018). Low-angle dunes in the Changjiang (Yangtze) Estuary: Flow and sediment dynamics under tidal influence. Estuarine, coastal and shelf science, 205, 110-122. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2018.03.009

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

Identifying sediment transport pathways to assess the response of delta formation to changes in fluvial inputs.

Funder

Royal Society

Grant

£11,750.00

Started

28 February 2018

Status

Ongoing

Project

FRRAN: Flood Risk, Resilience and Adaptation Network

Funder

British Society for Geomorphology

Grant

£1,400.00

Started

1 April 2018

Status

Ongoing