National Geographic Expert

Chris Hackney

Chris Hackney is a geographer, and National Geographic Explorer, based at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom. For the past ten years, he has been working in Cambodia and Vietnam investigating the natural dynamics of the Mekong River. His research is focussed on understanding how human alterations to the Mekong basin are changing the natural environment. Chris' research focusses on issues such as microplastic pollution and the increasing impact of sand mining; issues that are changing this once pristine landscape at a rapid rate and altering the livelihoods of the communities who call it home.