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Darla Hatton MacDonald

Associate Professor of Resource Economics
Tasmanian School of Business & Economics

Room 206, Centenary, Sandy Bay Campus

+613 6226 2303 (phone)

Darla.HattonMacDonald@utas.edu.au

Environmental economics: constructing the bigger picture

How do you place a value on an ecosystem? The answer is, with great difficulty. Decisions are being made daily that impact on the environment and the wellbeing of people. How can we be sure that we are appropriately weighing the options, considering all angles, weighing the opportunity costs and making the right decisions?

Darla Hatton MacDonald is an Associate Professor of environmental economics. Her research aims to identify and assign values to the services provided by ecosystems to aid in decision-making. She has particular expertise in the economics of water.

'Its important for decision makers to have a comprehensive picture of what's at stake when they make a decision. Decisions often have a series of costs and benefits. Markets aren't always good at capturing these,' she said.

'Using an economic toolkit, my goal is to produce an inventory of values that can aid in regional and national debates about ecosystems. Ultimately, I want to provide information that can contribute to good decision making and allow policy makers to have confidence in their choices.'

Associate Professor Hatton MacDonald's work usually commences with a problem that needs a solution and a starting point that is often vague. She works closely with firms, NGOs or government agencies to define the problem and collaborates across disciplines, like engineering, hydrology, ecology and psychology, to explore values from different angles.

'The value estimate inventories that we create take into account the unintended impacts. We also explore the qualitative values that provide a richer context and meaning over and above the dollar estimates. We look at the costs associated with managing things differently and provide evidence that ensures decisions aren't short sighted.'

Associate Professor Hatton MacDonald recently worked on a project for the Goyder Institute for Research in Water in South Australia.

'They asked us to explore the optimal mix of multiple sources of water for the Adelaide metropolitan area and create decision support tools. 'The Adelaide metropolitan area has access to seven sources of water including several surface water sources, ground water, desalination, wastewater, stormwater and water conservation.  Each source has different financial and environmental costs. The important question then becomes which source(s) and how much of each? Over 18 months we explored the costs and benefits of each and wrote up the results for peer review.

'The benefit of this approach is that it provides credence for governments and policy makers.  Review and debate in the scientific literature is healthy. Over time, a carefully scrutinized inventory of values grows.'

Associate Professor Hatton MacDonald has worked all over the world exploring similar problems. She says that it is a love of problem solving and working in the natural environment that drew her to the field, and curiosity and optimism for the future that drives her research.

'I feel privileged that I get to learn so much about the world and get to work with so many interesting people.

'Ultimately I'd like to develop a good body of research, make a good contribution to public policy, and supervise PhD candidates who can contribute to and continue the work.'

Darla Hatton MacDonald is an Associate Professor with the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics. Her research focuses on the application of economic principles in support of environmental objectives given society's preferences. Her major research projects have involved evaluating and developing market-based instruments (water trading, salinity credits, voluntary markets for carbon) and undertaking non-market valuation in water, biodiversity and climate change scenarios. She has provided timely peer-reviewed research to State and Commonwealth agencies in Australia providing support for public policy and decision-making. Over the last twenty years, she has written over 100 journal articles, book chapters, conference papers and technical reports.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeTitle of ThesisUniversityCountryAwarded
PhD University of AlbertaCanada1998
MA University of AlbertaCanada1990
BA Hons University of ReginaCanada1988

Biography

Before joining the University of Tasmania, Darla was an Environmental Economist with CSIRO Land and Water from 2000 to 2015.  She was the Director of the Policy and Economic Research Unit, from 2005 to 2009 and returned to full-time research in 2010.

Research Themes

Darla's research aligns to the University's theme of the Environment, Resources and Sustainability

Teaching

Teaching expertise

Teaching Expertise in Environmental & Resource Economics, Microeconomics and Environmental Management

Research Appointments

Adjunct Research Fellow, Charles Sturt University,  2010-2013, 2013 – 2017

Research Fellow, Centre for the Study of Choice, UTS, 2012-2013

International Editorial Board, Water Reuse and Desalination, 2011-2013

SA Minister Weatherall's Environmental Roundtable,  2009-2010

View more on AssocProf Darla Hatton MacDonald in WARP

Awards

Darla Has been recognized by industry and journals for her work in non-market valuation.

  • Managed Aquifer Recharge Stormwater Use Options, National Stormwater Excellence Award for Research and Innovation, October 2014
  • Eric Anderson Prize ($1000) in for the best article published in the Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, September 2011
  • CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences Award ($500), Publishing, December 2010.
  • Science Innovation Award, CSIRO Land and Water, Creating a publishing culture in the Policy and Economic Research Unit, CSIRO Land and Water, 2007

Current projects

Darla is currently working on ARC Linkage – LP130100498 Ecosystem Services in Richmond River Catchment, NSW. The purpose of this project is to combine biophysical understanding of aquatic and riparian systems with socioeconomic values associated with land and water management. As part of this project, there are three economic components: 1) to scope the potential for a sediment trading system; 2) to establish the value of restoring the Tuckean Swamp and; to develop a choice experiment to explore at the acceptability by landholders of different program options to reduce sediment transport. The expected outcome of the project will be more effective implementation of sustainable Integrated Water Resources Management practices in multifunctional rivers.

Fields of Research

  • Environment and Resource Economics (140205)
  • Environmental Management (050205)
  • Organisational Behaviour (150311)

Research Objectives

  • Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation (960699)
  • Economic Incentives for Environmental Protection (960601)
  • Rural Water Policy (960706)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales (960501)
  • Land and Water Management of environments (960999)
  • Rights to Environmental and Natural Resources (excl. Water Allocation) (960606)
  • Work and Institutional Development (940599)

Publications

Total publications

103

Journal Article

(39 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Bark RH, Coloff MJ, Hatton MacDonald D, Pollino CA, Jackson S, et al., 'Integrated valuation of ecosystem services obtained from restoring water to the environment in a major regulated river basin', Ecosystem Services, 22 pp. 381-391. ISSN 2212-0416 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2016.08.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1

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2017Wheeler SA, Hatton MacDonald D, Boxall P, 'Water Policy Failure in Australia: Understanding the Tenets of Stakeholders Social Trust', Land Use Policy, 63 pp. 246-254. ISSN 0264-8377 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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2016Zuo A, Wheeler SA, Adamowicz A, Boxall P, Hatton MacDonald D, 'Measuring Price Elasticities of Demand and Supply of Water Entitlements Based on Stated and Revealed Preference Data', American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 98, (1) pp. 314-332. ISSN 0002-9092 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/ajae/aav022 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 7

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2016Hatton MacDonald D, Rose JM, Lease H, Cox DN, 'Recycled wastewater and product choice: does it make a difference if and when you taste it?', Food Quality and Preference, 48, (Part A) pp. 283-292. ISSN 0950-3293 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.foodqual.2015.10.004 [eCite] [Details]

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2015Hatton MacDonald D, Ardeshiri A, Rose J, Russell B, Connell SD, 'Valuing coastal water quality: Adelaide, South Australia metropolitan area', Marine Policy: The International Journal of Ocean Affairs, 52 pp. 116-124. ISSN 0308-597X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2014.11.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2015Mekala GD, Jones R, Hatton MacDonald D, 'Valuing the Benefits of Creek Rehabilitation: Building a Business Case for Public Investments in Urban Green Infrastructure', Environmental Management, 55, (6) pp. 1354-1365. ISSN 0364-152X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00267-015-0471-7 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2

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2015Zuo A, Wheeler SA, Boxall P, Adamowicz WL, Hatton MacDonald D, 'Identifying Water Prices at which Australian Farmers Will Exit Irrigation: Results of a Stated Preference Survey', Economic Record, 91 pp. 109-123. ISSN 0013-0249 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1475-4932.12186 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2015Boyle K, Morrison M, Hatton MacDonald D, Duncan R, Rose J, 'Investigating Internet and Mail Implementation of Stated-Preference Surveys While Controlling for Differences in Sample Frames', Environmental and Resource Economics, 64, (3) pp. 401-419. ISSN 0924-6460 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10640-015-9876-2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 3

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2014Kandulu JM, Connor JD, Hatton MacDonald D, 'Ecosystem services in urban water investment', Journal of Environmental Management, 145 pp. 43-53. ISSN 1095-8630 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2014.05.024 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 8

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2014Hatton MacDonald D, Bark RH, Coggan BA, 'Is ecosystem service research used by decision-makers? A case study of the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia', Landscape Ecology, 29 pp. 1447-1460. ISSN 0921-2973 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10980-014-0021-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 8

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2014Loch A, Wheeler S, Boxall P, Hatton MacDonald D, Adamowicz WL, et al., 'Irrigator preferences for water recovery budget expenditure in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia', Land Use Policy, 36 pp. 396-404. ISSN 0264-8377 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2013.09.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 9

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2014Lease HJ, Hatton MacDonald D, Cox DN, 'Consumers' acceptance of recycled water in meat products: The influence of tasting, attitudes and values on hedonic and emotional reactions', Food Quality and Preference, 37 pp. 35-44. ISSN 0950-3293 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.foodqual.2014.04.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

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2013Byran BA, Higgins A, Overton IC, Holland K, Lester RE, et al., 'Ecohydrologial and socioeconomic integration for the operational management of environmental flows', Ecological Applications, 23, (5) pp. 999-1016. ISSN 1051-0761 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1890/12-2104.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 11

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2013Hatton MacDonald D, Bark R, McRae A, Kalivas T, Grandgirard A, et al., 'An interview methodology for exploring the values that community leaders assign to multiple-use landscapes', Ecology and Society, 18, (1) Article 29. ISSN 1708-3087 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5751/ES-05191-180129 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 6

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2013Hatton MacDonald D, Morrison M, Ward J, MacRae A, 'Do regional natural resource management leaders reflect the attitudes of the landholders?', Land Use Policy, 34 pp. 53-61. ISSN 0264-8377 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2013.02.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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2013Mahmoudi P, Hatton MacDonald D, Crossman N, Summers D, 'Space matters: the importance of amenity in planning metropolitan growth', Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 57, (1) pp. 38-59. ISSN 1364-985X (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8489.2012.00608.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 10

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2012Tapsuwan S, Hatton MacDonald D, King D, 'A combined site proximity and recreation index approach to value natural amenities: An example from a natural resource management region of Murray-Darling Basin', Journal of Environmental Management, 94, (1) pp. 69-77. ISSN 1095-8630 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2011.07.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 11

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2011Hatton MacDonald D, Morrison MD, Rose JM, Boyle KJ, 'Valuing a multistate river: the case of the River Murray*', Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 55, (3) pp. 374-392. ISSN 1364-985X (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8489.2011.00551.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 21Web of Science - 9

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2011Marlow D, Pearson L, Hatton MacDonald D, Whitten S, Burn S, 'A framework for considering externalities in urban water asset management', Water Science and Technology, 64, (11) pp. 2199-2206. ISSN 0273-1223 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2166/wst.2011.789 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

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2011Morrison M, Wheeler S, Hatton MacDonald D, 'Towards a more nuanced discussion of the net-benefits of sharing water in the Murray-Darling Basin', AFBM Journal, 8, (2) pp. 27-38. ISSN 1449-5937 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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2010Bryan BA, Raymond CM, Crossman ND, Hatton MacDonald D, 'Targeting the management of ecosystem services based on social values: where, what, and how?', Landscape and Urban Planning, 97, (2) pp. 111-122. ISSN 0169-2046 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2010.05.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 102Web of Science - 94

Co-authors: Raymond CM

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2010Hatton MacDonald D, Morrison MD, 'Valuing biodiversity using habitat types', Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, 17, (4) pp. 235-243. ISSN 1448-6563 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/14486563.2010.9725271 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2

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2010Hatton MacDonald D, Morrison MD, Barnes MB, 'Willingness to Pay and Willingness to Accept Compensation for Changes in Urban Water Customer Service Standards', Water Resources Management, 24, (12) pp. 3145-3158. ISSN 0920-4741 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11269-010-9599-7 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 17

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2010Marlow D, Pearson L, Whitten S, Hatton MacDonald D, 'Linking asset management to sustainability through risk concepts: the role of externalities', Water Asset Management International, 6, (3) pp. 21-28. ISSN 1814-5434 (2010) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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2010Morrison M, Hatton MacDonald D, 'A comparison of compensating surplus and budget reallocation with opportunity costs specified', Applied Economics, 43, (30) pp. 4677-4688. ISSN 0003-6846 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2010.493143 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8

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2010Yang W, Bryan B, Hatton MacDonald D, Ward J, Crossman N, et al., 'A conservation industry for sustaining natural capital and ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes', Ecological Economics, 69, (4) pp. 680-689. ISSN 0921-8009 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2009.11.028 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 17

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2010Hatton MacDonald D, Crossman N, Mahmoudi P, Taylor LO, Summers DM, et al., 'The value of public and private green spaces under water restrictions', Landscape and Urban Planning: An International Journal on Landscape Design, Conservation and Reclamation, Planning and Urban Ecology, 95, (4) pp. 192-200. ISSN 0169-2046 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2010.01.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 22

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2009Raymond CM, Bryan BA, Hatton MacDonald D, Cast A, Strathearn S, et al., 'Mapping community values for natural capital and ecosystem services', Ecological Economics, 68, (5) pp. 1301-1315. ISSN 0921-8009 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2008.12.006 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 265Web of Science - 213

Co-authors: Raymond CM

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2008Connor J, Ward J, Clifton C, Proctor W, Hatton MacDonald D, 'Designing, testing and implementing a trial dryland salinity credit trade scheme', Ecological Economics, 67, (4) pp. 574-588. ISSN 0921-8009 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2008.01.020 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 12

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2008Conor J, Hatton MacDonald D, Morrison M, Cast A, 'Evaluating policy options for managing diffuse source water quality in Lake Taupo, New Zealand', The environmentalist, 29, (4) pp. 348-359. ISSN 2194-5403 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10669-008-9197-x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5

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2008Ward J, Connor J, Hatton MacDonald D, 'Designing Tradable Credit Policy for Diffuse Source Salinity Ex Ante', Society and Natural Resources, 21, (10) pp. 930-943. ISSN 0894-1920 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/08941920802177992 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2006Gardner A, Chung V, Hatton MacDonald D, 'Pricing Water for Environmental Externalities in Western Australia', Environmental and Planning Law Journal, 23, (4) pp. 309-326. ISSN 0813-300X (2006) [Refereed Article]

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2005Hatton MacDonald D, Barnes M, Bennet J, Morrison M, Young M, 'USING A CHOICE Using a Choice Modelling Approach for Customer Service Standards in Urban Water', Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 41, (3) pp. 719-728. ISSN 1752-1688 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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2005Hatton MacDonald D, Lamontagne S, Conor J, 'The Economics of Water: Taking Full Account of First-use, Reuse and the Return to the Environment', Irrigation and Drainage, 54 pp. 93-102. ISSN 1531-0353 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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2005Hatton MacDonald DA, Lamontagne S, 'Moving from Piecemeal Accounting to a Pragmatic Economic Approach to Water Pricing in Australia', Land Use and Water Resources Research, 5 pp. 1-9. (2005) [Non Refereed Article]

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2003Young M, Hatton MacDonald D, 'An Opportunity to Improve Water Trading in the South East Catchment of South Australia', Water Policy, 5, (2) pp. 127-146. ISSN 1366-7017 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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2001Hatton MacDonald D, Adamowicz W, Luckert M, 'Fuelwood Collection in Northeastern Zimbabwe: Valuation and Caloric Expenditures', Journal of Forest Economics, 7, (1) pp. 29-51. ISSN 1104-6899 (2001) [Refereed Article]

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1998Adamowicz W, Beckley T, Hatton MacDonald D, Just L, Luckert M, et al., 'In Search of Forest Resource Values for Aboriginal Peoples: The Applicability of Non-Market Valuation Techniques. Society and Natural Resources', Society and Natural Resources, 11, (1) pp. 51-66. ISSN 0894-1920 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/08941929809381061 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 38Web of Science - 25

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1996Hatton MacDonald D, Veeman M, 'Valuing Housing Characteristics: A Case Study of Single Family Houses in Edmonton', Canadian Journal of Economics, 29 pp. 510-515. ISSN 0008-4085 (1996) [Refereed Article]

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Chapter in Book

(8 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Crossman N, Bark RH, Colloff M, Hatton MacDonald DA, Polino C, 'Using an ecosystem services-based approach to measure the benefits of reducing diversions of freshwater: a case study in the in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia', Water Ecosystem Services: A Global Perspective, Cambridge University Press, Martin-Ortega J, Ferrier RC, Gordon IJ and Khan S (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 82-90. ISBN 978-1-107-10037-4 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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2012Connor J, Banerjee O, Hatton MacDonald D, Tapsuwan S, Morrison M, et al., 'Maximising benefits from Murray Darling water resource Management, in Getting Water Reform Right: Lessons from the Murray Darling Basin', Water Policy Reform, Edward Elgar Publishing, Quiggin J, Mallawaarachchi T, Chambers S (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 136-158. ISBN 9781781000311 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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2011Bark R, Hatton MacDonald DA, Connor J, Crossman N, Jackson S, 'Water values', Water; Science and Solutions for Australia, CSIRO Publishing, Prosser, I (ed), Australia, pp. 17-27. ISBN 9780643100527 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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2011Hatton MacDonald D, Bark R, Garrick D, Banerjee O, Connor J, et al., 'Multiple Benefits through the Life Cycle of the Basin Plan', Basin Futures: Water Reform in the Murray-Darling Basin, ANU E Press, Connell, Dand Grafton, RQ (ed), Australia, pp. 263-276. ISBN 9781921862243 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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2011Hatton MacDonald DA, Tapsuwan S, Albouy S, Rimbaud A, 'The Value of Tourism and Recreation in the Murray Darling Basin', Water Policy, Tourism, and Recreation: Lessons from Australia, Routledge, Crase L and O'Keefe S (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 33-51. ISBN 9781617260872 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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2008Hatton MacDonald DA, Proctor W, 'The Economic Dilemmas of Water Management and Reuse', Water Reuse: An International Survey, Contrasts, Issues and Needs around the World, The International Water Association, Jimenez, B and Asano T (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 299-315. ISBN 9781843390893 (2008) [Research Book Chapter]

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2006Young M, Hatton MacDonald DA, 'How Should We Discount the Future? An Environmental Perspective', Economics and the Future: Time and Discounting in Private and Public Decision Making, Edward Elgar Pubublishing, Pannell DJ and Schilizzi SGM (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 121-136. ISBN 978-1843767558 (2006) [Research Book Chapter]

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2001Hatton MacDonald DA, Young M, 'Institutional Arrangements in the Murray-Darling Basin', Intersectoral Management of River Basins, International Water Mangement Institute, Abernethy CL (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 253-272. ISBN 92-9090-448-8 (2001) [Research Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

(25 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Hatton MacDonald DA, Rose J, Cox D, Lease H, 'If you have to eat it, will you tell me the truth?', International Choice Modelling Conference, 3-5 July, Sydney (2013) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2013Louviere J, Hattom MacDonald D, Rose J, 'Time, product features and the role of information framing in choices of more efficient appliances', International Choice Modelling Conference, July 3-5, Sydeny (2013) [Conference Extract]

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2010Bryan BA, Overton I, Higgins A, Holland K, Lester R, et al., 'Integrated modelling for the conservation of river ecosystems: Progress in the South Australian River Murray', Modelling for the Environment's Sake, 5-8 July, Ontario (2010) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2010Hatton MacDonald DA, Morrison M, Rose J, Boyle K, 'Valuing a Multi-State River: The Case of the River Murray', Australian Agricultural Resource Economics Conference, 10-12 February (2010) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2010Hatton MacDonald DA, Morrison M, Rose J, Boyle K, '). Untangling Differences in Values from Internet and Mail Stated Preference Studies', World Congress of Environmental Economics, June 25- July 2, Montreal (2010) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2009Mahmoudi P, Hatton MacDonald D, Rose J, Boyle K, 'Price Effects of Environmental Amenities and Disamenities on Residential Properties in the Adelaide Metropolitan Area', Australian Agricultural Resource Economics Conference, 10-13 February, Cairns (2009) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2009Marlow D, Pearson L, Whitten S, Hatton MacDonald D, Burns S, 'Linking Asset Management to Sustainability Though Risk Concepts: The Role of Externalities', 2009 Leading-Edge Conference on Strategic Asset Management (Lesam) Proceedings, 11-13 November, Miami, Florida ISBN 978-1583217474 (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2009Raja Segaran R, Lambert A, Hatton MacDonald DA, Osterndorf MD, Lewis M, 'Recreational opportunity for park use modelled on a landscape scale', Proceedings of Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute Biennial International Conference, 28 September - 2 October, Adelaide (2009) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2008Grandgirard A, Bryan B, Hatton MacDonald DA, Cast A, 'Prioritising Investment in Natural Resource Management based on Conservation and Community Values', MCMD Conference 2008,, January 7-12, Auckland (2008) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2008Kaczan D, Hatton MacDonald D, Morrisom M, Hatfield- Dodds S, 'How Much Will You Pay To Slow Climate Change? An Exploration of Demogaphic Determinants of Willingness to Pay?', Australian Agricultural Resource Economics Conference, 5-8 February, Canberra (2008) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2006Hatfield - Dodds S, Morrison M, Jollands N, Hatton MacDonald D, Preston B, 'Improving Communication of Climate Change Impacts: Understanding that a Foregone Gain Is Not The Same as a Cost', ISEE 2006, 15-19 Decemeber, New Dehli (2006) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2006Morrison M, Hatton MacDonald D, 'Valuing Biodiversity: A Compensating Surplus and Compensating Tax Approach', Australian Agricultural Resource Economics Conference, 10-12 February, Sydney (2006) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2006Morrison M, Hatton MacDonald D, 'Valuing Biodiversity: A Compensating Surplus and Compensating Tax Approach', 3rd World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists, 10-13 February, Tokyo (2006) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2005Dyack B, Connor J, Hatton MacDonald D, 'Screening Options and Setting Priorities for River Murray Floodplains', Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Conference, 9-11 February, Coffs Harbour (2005) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2005Hatton MacDonald DA, Morrison M, 'The Value of Agriculture and Habitat', BIOECON, BIOdiversity and Economics for CONservation project, 20-21 September, Cambridge (2005) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2005Hatton MacDonald DA, Morrison M, 'The Value of Agriculture and Habitat', Australian Agricultural Resource Economics Conference, 9-11 February (2005) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2004Hatton MacDonald D, Lamontagne S, Connor J, Lease H, 'The Economics of Water: Taking Full Account of First-use, Reuse and the Return to the Environment', ICID Interregional Conference, Food Production and Water: Social and Economic Issues of Irrigation and Drainage., 8-10 September, Moscow (2004) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2004van Bueren M, Hatton MacDonald D, 'Addressing water-related Externalities: Issues for Consideration', Water: the New Agenda, February 10, Sydney (2004) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2003Hatton MacDonald DA, 'Managing Externalities Using Price: Some Implications for Reticulated Water, Reuse Water and the Environment', Water Recycling Australia, 2nd National Conference, 30 May - 2 June, Brisbane (2003) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2003Hatton MacDonald DA, Barnes M, Bennett J, Morrison M, Young M, 'What Consumers Value Regarding Water Supply Disruptions: A Discrete Choice Analysis?', Australian Meeting of the Econometric Society, 9-11 July, Sydney (2003) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2003Hatton MacDonald DA, Barnes M, Bennett J, Young M, 'Resurrecting a Role for Willingness to Accept Compensation: Examining the Role of Rebates in Customer Service Standards in Urban Water Supply', Australian Agricultural Resource Economics Conference, 10-14 February, Fremantle (2003) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2002Hatton MacDonald DA, Barnes M, Bennett J, Young M, 'Should We Ask what the Customer Wants? Willingness to Pay for Higher Customer Service Standards', Australian Agricultural Resource Economics Conference, 2-5 December, Sydney (2002) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2002Hatton MacDonald DA, Barnes M, Bennett J, Young M, 'Ever Increasing Standards?', Canadian Economics Association Conference, 30 May - 2 June, Calgary (2002) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2001Hatton MacDonald DA, Young M, 'How Should We Discount the Future? An Environmental Perspective', AARES Discounting Workshop, 30 May - 2 June, Adelaide (2001) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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1998Hatton MacDonald DA, Adamowicz W, Luckert M, 'A Microeconometric Analysis of Choice of Fuelwood Collection Sites in Zimbabwe: Valuation through Behaviour and Caloric Expenditure', 1st World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists, 3-5 25-27 June, Venice (1998) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Other Public Output

(31 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Cuddy S, Maheepala S, Dandy G, Thyer M, Hatton MacDonald D, et al., 'A study into the supply, demand, economic, social and institutional aspects of optimising water supply to metropolitan Adelaide - preliminary research findings: Summary report from Project U2.2. Technical Report 14/20', Goyder Institute for Water Research Technical Report Series, Goyder Institute for Water Research, South Australia (2015) [Government or Industry Research]

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2014Arbon N, Thyer M, Hatton MacDonald DA, Beverley K, Lambert M, 'Optimal Water mix for Metropolitan Adelaide - Task 4: Understanding and Predicting Household Water Use for Adelaide', Goyder Institute for Water Research Technical Report Series, Goyder Institute for Water Research, South Australia (2014) [Government or Industry Research]

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2014Schebella M, Weber D, Brown G, Hattom MacDonald D, Lambert M, 'The Importance of Greenspace', Goyder Institute for Water Research Technical Report Series, Goyder Institute for Water Research, South Australia (2014) [Government or Industry Research]

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2013Bark R, Hatton MacDonald D, 'Impacts on Human Welfare, Natural and Built Capital and Subsequent Marginal Changes in the Value of Ecosystem Service Outcomes', the IUCN-Rio Tinto Multiple Benefits of Water Management Project, Rio- Tinto, Australia (2013) [Government or Industry Research]

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2010Morrison M, Hatton MacDonald D, 'Using Environmental Valuation to Inform the Setting of Sustainable Diversion Limits for the Murray-Darling Basin Plan', Report to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, Murray-Darling Basin Authority, Australia (2010) [Government or Industry Research]

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2010Overton I, Bryan B, Higgins A, Holland K, King D, et al., 'Integrated Modelling of River Management and Infrastructure Options to Improve Environmental Outcomes', CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country Flagship Client Report, CSIRO, Australia (2010) [Government or Industry Research]

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2009Albouy S, Rimbaud A, Hatton MacDonald D, 'Ecosystem Services in the Murray-Darling Basin: Review of Biophysical and Economic Values Available', Water for a Healthy Country Flagship Report, CSIRO, Australia (2009) [Government or Industry Research]

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2009Ward J, Hatton MacDonald D, 'Encouraging Land Holder Participation in Natural Resource Incentive Programs on the Eyre Peninsula', CSIRO Project Report, CSIRO, Australia (2009) [Government or Industry Research]

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2008Cast A, Hatton MacDonald D, Grandgirard A, Kalivas T, Strathearn S, et al., 'South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Environmental Values Report', CSIRO Project Report, CSIRO, Australia (2008) [Government or Industry Research]

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2008Mahmoudi P, Hatton MacDonald D, Cast A, 'A Review of the Literature of Hedonic Price Models', Water for a Healthy Country Project Report, CSIRO, Australia (2008) [Government or Industry Research]

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2008Mahmoudi P, Hatton MacDonald D, Summers D, Crossman N, 'Price Effects of Environmental Qualities on Residential Properties in the Adelaide Metropolitan Area', Water for a Healthy Country Project Report, CSIRO, Australia (2008) [Government or Industry Research]

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2008Hatton MacDonald D, Crossman N, Mahmoudi P, Summers D, Taylor LO, et al., 'Valuing Public and Private Green Spaces', Water for a Healthy Country Project Report, CSIRO, Australia (2008) [Government or Industry Research]

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2007Proctor W, Connor J, Ward J, Hatton MacDonald DA, 'Encouraging Revegetation in Australia with a Groundwater Recharge Credit Scheme', Socio-Economics and the Environment in Discussion, CSIRO Working Paper Series, CSIRIO, Australia (2007) [Government or Industry Research]

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2005Hatton MacDonald D, Morrison M, 'The Value of Habitat and Agriculture', CSIRO Land and Water Client Report, CSIRO, Australia (2005) [Government or Industry Research]

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2004Hatton MacDonald D, 'The Economics of Water: Taking Full Account of First Use, Reuse and Return to the Environment', CLW Client Report, CSIRO, Australia (2004) [Government or Industry Research]

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2004Hatton MacDonald D, Conor J, Morrison M, 'Economic Instruments for Managing Water Quality in New Zealand', CSIRO Land and Water Client Report, CSIRO, Australia (2004) [Government or Industry Research]

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2004Hatton MacDonald D, Dyack B, 'Exploring the Institutional Impediments to Conservation and Water Reuse - National Issues', CSIRO Land and Water Client Report, CSIRO, Australia (2004) [Government or Industry Research]

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2003Hatton MacDonald D, Lamontagne S, Ellis T, Pavelic P, 'Valuing Water Externalities: A Case Study of the River Murray and the Onkaparinga River', CSIRO Land and Water Client Report, CSIRO, Australia (2003) [Government or Industry Research]

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2002Hatton MacDonald D, 'Improving the Catchment through Market Based Instruments: Freshwater Beach Catchment', NSW, Urban Water Client Report, CSIRO, Australia (2002) [Government or Industry Research]

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2002Speers B, Burn S, Hatton MacDonald D, Nancarrow B, Syme G, et al., 'Determining Customer Service Levels - Overarching Report', CSIRO Urban Water Report, CSIRO, Australia (2002) [Government or Industry Research]

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2002Connor J, Hatton MacDonald D, 'Incentives, Policy and Voluntary Approaches to Improve Natural Resource Management in the Onkaparinga Catchment', CSIRO Land and Water Client Report, CSIRO, Australia (2002) [Government or Industry Research]

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2001Hatton MacDonald D, 'Impediments to Best Practice in the Onkaparinga Catchment: A Review of Policies', CSIRO Land and Water Client Report, CSIRO, Australia (2001) [Government or Industry Research]

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2001Hatton MacDonald D, Young M, 'aluing Water Supply Disruptions: Development of a Methodology for the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA)', Urban Water Client Report, CSIRO, Australia (2001) [Government or Industry Research]

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2001Hatton MacDonald D, Young M, Connor J, 'Pricing Water - a Tool for Natural Resource Management in the Onkaparinga Catchment', CSIRO Land and Water Client Report, CSIRO, Australia (2001) [Government or Industry Research]

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2000Hajowicz S, Young M, Hatton MacDonald D, Wheeler S, Young D, 'Supporting Decisions: Understanding Natural Resource Management Techniques', CSIRO Urban Water Report, CSIRO, Australia (2000) [Government or Industry Research]

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2000Hatton MacDonald D, Young M, 'A Case Study of the Murray- Darling Basin', CSIRO Land and Water Client Report, CSIRO, Australia (2000) [Government or Industry Research]

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2000Young M, Hatton MacDonald D, ''Who Dares Wins': Opportunities to Improve water trading in the south-east of South Australia', CSIRO Land and Water Client Report, CSIRO, Australia (2000) [Government or Industry Research]

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2000Young M, Hatton MacDonald D, Stringer R, Bjornland H, 'Inter-State Water Trading: A Two Year Review', CSIRO Land and Water Client Report, CSIRO, Australia (2000) [Government or Industry Research]

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1998Hatton MacDonald D, Weber M, 'Using Participatory Research Methods in Economic Research', Department of Rural Economy Staff Paper, Department of Rural Economy, Australia, pp. 98-111. (1998) [Government or Industry Research]

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1995Hatton MacDonald D, Adamowicz W, Beckley T, Just L, Luckert M, et al., 'An Investigation of Issues in Resource Valuation with Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal People in La Ronge Saskatchewa', Project Report, Canadian Forest Service Saskatchewan, Canada (1995) [Government or Industry Research]

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1995Murray E, Adamowicz W, Beckley T, Hatton MacDonald DA, Just L, et al., 'Non-Market Valuation Biases due to Aboriginal Cultural Characteristics in Northern Saskatchewan: The Values Structure Component', Project Report, Canadian Forest Service, Saskatchewan, Canada (1995) [Government or Industry Research]

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YearAmount

Project (PL) / Task (TL)
Project name /Source/Investigators
2014-16$2.7M

Sullivan - Chief Investigator

Hatton MacDonald - Partner Investigator
ARC Linkage – LP130100498 Ecosystem Services in Richmond River
2012-14$2.7MCuddy (PL)
Hatton MacDonald (TL)
Optimal Water Resource Mix Project,  Goyder Institute for Water Research (Cuddy, Belette, Maheepala, Dandy, Thyer, MacKay, Hatton MacDonald, Leonard)  Economic Component
2012-14$1.8MCrossman- PL

Multiple Benefits of the MDBA Basin Plan (Crossman, Bark, Coloff, Hatton MacDonald, Morrison) – Non-Market Values Component

2009-12$1.6MWheeler-Chief Investigagtor
Hatton macDonald - Partner Investigator 

ARC Linkage LP0990429 – Wheeler, Bjornlund, Shanahan, Hatton MacDonald, Singh

Improving water market outcomes through a better understanding of market behaviour
2010$35,000Hatton MacDonald - PLSA NRM Research Alliance (Hatton MacDonald, Reeson)
2009$170,000Hatton MacDonald -PLSA NRM Research Alliance (Hatton MacDonald, Ward)
2008$180,000

Project I - Hatton MacDonald – PL 

Project II &III Bryan

Environmental Values - SAMDB NRM Board – (Bryan, Hatton MacDonald, Cast)
2007-8$200,000Hatton MacDonald – PLValue of Greenspace, Water for a Healthy Country (Hatton MacDonald)
2007-8$275,000

 Hatton MacDonald – PL 

Improving the Quality of River Murray and Coorong, Water for a Healthy Country (Hatton MacDonald)
2003-5$90,000Hatton MacDonald – PLDepartment of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation (Hatton MacDonald)
2004$36,000Hatton MacDonald – TLAustralian Water Conservation and Reuse Research Program (Dillon)

Research Supervision

Darla welcomes expressions of interest from new MA or PhD students wishing to pursue research in non-market valuation, institutional analysis or market-based instruments for environmental management.

Current

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Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDThe Use of Incentives, Information and Context in the Formulation of Economic Values for the Environment2017
PhDMeasuring Natural Capital at Australian Agricultural Farm2017
PhDRelative Values of the Coastal and Marine Environment: Ecosystem service valuation in multi-use governance contexts2017