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Researcher: Hatton MacDonald, DA (Professor Darla Hatton MacDonald)

Fields of Research

Environment and resource economics
Environmental management
Horticultural production
Industrial marketing
Organisational behaviour
Behavioural economics
Transportation, logistics and supply chains
Environmental assessment and monitoring
Industry economics and industrial organisation
Environment policy
Business and labour history
Social geography
Social change
Fisheries sciences
Galactic astronomy
Corporate governance
Child and adolescent development
Financial economics
Environmental engineering
Health services and systems
Electrical energy generation (incl. renewables, excl. photovoltaics)

Research Objectives

Other environmental management
Environmental protection frameworks (incl. economic incentives)
Rights to environmental and natural resources (excl. water allocation)
Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
Oceanic processes (excl. in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean)
Water policy (incl. water allocation)
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Renewable energy
Harvesting and transport of forest products
Field grown vegetable crops
Measurement and assessment of marine water quality and condition
Work and labour market
Other economic framework
Water services and utilities
Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Hydrogen production from renewable energy
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Energy storage (excl. hydrogen and batteries)
Energy services and utilities
Management of gaseous waste from energy activities (excl. greenhouse gases)
Coastal or estuarine biodiversity
Injury prevention and control
Other culture and society
Technological and organisational innovation
Wind energy
Fisheries - aquaculture
Employment patterns and change
Management and productivity
Government and politics
Public health (excl. specific population health)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'Who Dares Wins': Opportunities to Improve water trading in the south-east of South Australia
). Untangling Differences in Values from Internet and Mail Stated Preference Studies; World Congress of Environmental Economics
A Case Study of the Murray- Darling Basin
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
A comparison of compensating surplus and budget reallocation with opportunity costs specified; Applied Economics
A conservation industry for sustaining natural capital and ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes; Ecological Economics
A framework for considering externalities in urban water asset management; Water Science and Technology
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
A Review of the Literature of Hedonic Price Models
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
Addressing water-related Externalities: Issues for Consideration; Water: the New Agenda
aluing Water Supply Disruptions: Development of a Methodology for the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA)
An integrated framework for selecting and evaluating the performance of stormwater harvesting options to supplement existing water supply systems; Environmental Modelling and Software
An interview methodology for exploring the values that community leaders assign to multiple-use landscapes; Ecology and Society
An Investigation of Issues in Resource Valuation with Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal People in La Ronge Saskatchewa
An Opportunity to Improve Water Trading in the South East Catchment of South Australia; Water Policy
Benefit case for a hydrogen industry in Tasmania
Challenges of estimating the value of tourism and recreation in the Murray Darling Basin; Water Policy, Tourism, and Recreation: Lessons from Australia
Consumers’ acceptance of recycled water in meat products: The influence of tasting, attitudes and values on hedonic and emotional reactions; Food Quality and Preference
Cultural values, deep mining operations and the use of surplus groundwater for towns, landscapes and jobs; Ecological Economics
Designing Tradable Credit Policy for Diffuse Source Salinity Ex Ante; Society and Natural Resources
Designing, testing and implementing a trial dryland salinity credit trade scheme; Ecological Economics
Determining Customer Service Levels - Overarching Report
Do regional natural resource management leaders reflect the attitudes of the landholders?; Land Use Policy
Does information matter in the value of a wetland?; Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
Ecohydrologial and socioeconomic integration for the operational management of environmental flows; Ecological Applications
Economic Instruments for Managing Water Quality in New Zealand
Ecosystem service impacts of urban water supply and demand management; Water Resources Management
Ecosystem Services in the Murray-Darling Basin: Review of Biophysical and Economic Values Available
Ecosystem services in urban water investment; Journal of Environmental Management
Encouraging Land Holder Participation in Natural Resource Incentive Programs on the Eyre Peninsula
Encouraging Revegetation in Australia with a Groundwater Recharge Credit Scheme
Evaluating policy options for managing diffuse source water quality in Lake Taupo, New Zealand; The environmentalist
Ever Increasing Standards?; Canadian Economics Association Conference
Exploring the Institutional Impediments to Conservation and Water Reuse - National Issues
Fuelwood Collection in Northeastern Zimbabwe: Valuation and Caloric Expenditures; Journal of Forest Economics
How Much Will You Pay To Slow Climate Change? An Exploration of Demogaphic Determinants of Willingness to Pay?; Australian Agricultural Resource Economics Conference
How Should We Discount the Future? An Environmental Perspective; AARES Discounting Workshop
How Should We Discount the Future? An Environmental Perspective; Economics and the Future: Time and Discounting in Private and Public Decision Making
Identifying Water Prices at which Australian Farmers Will Exit Irrigation: Results of a Stated Preference Survey; Economic Record
If you have to eat it, will you tell me the truth?; International Choice Modelling Conference
Illegal firewood collection in Tasmania: approaching the problem with the Institutional Analysis and Development (IAD) framework; Land Use Policy
Impacts on Human Welfare, Natural and Built Capital and Subsequent Marginal Changes in the Value of Ecosystem Service Outcomes
Impediments to Best Practice in the Onkaparinga Catchment: A Review of Policies
Improving Communication of Climate Change Impacts: Understanding that a Foregone Gain Is Not The Same as a Cost; ISEE 2006
Improving the Catchment through Market Based Instruments: Freshwater Beach Catchment
In Search of Forest Resource Values for Aboriginal Peoples: The Applicability of Non-Market Valuation Techniques. Society and Natural Resources; Society and Natural Resources
Incentives, Policy and Voluntary Approaches to Improve Natural Resource Management in the Onkaparinga Catchment
Institutional Arrangements in the Murray-Darling Basin; Intersectoral Management of River Basins
Integrated modelling for the conservation of river ecosystems: Progress in the South Australian River Murray; Modelling for the Environment's Sake
Integrated Modelling of River Management and Infrastructure Options to Improve Environmental Outcomes
Integrated valuation of ecosystem services obtained from restoring water to the environment in a major regulated river basin; Ecosystem Services
Inter-State Water Trading: A Two Year Review
Investigating Internet and Mail Implementation of Stated-Preference Surveys While Controlling for Differences in Sample Frames; Environmental and Resource Economics
Investigating public preferences for the management of native and invasive species in the context of kelp restoration; Marine Policy
Irrigator preferences for water recovery budget expenditure in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia; Land Use Policy
Is ecosystem service research used by decision-makers? A case study of the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia; Landscape Ecology
Linking Asset Management to Sustainability Though Risk Concepts: The Role of Externalities; 2009 Leading-Edge Conference on Strategic Asset Management Conference
Linking asset management to sustainability through risk concepts: the role of externalities; Water Asset Management International
Lost in transactions: analysing the institutional arrangements underpinning urban green infrastructure; Ecological Economics
Managing Externalities Using Price: Some Implications for Reticulated Water, Reuse Water and the Environment; Water Recycling Australia, 2nd National Conference
Managing groundwater in a mining region: an opportunity to compare best-worst and referendum data; Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Mapping community values for natural capital and ecosystem services; Ecological Economics
Maximising benefits from Murray Darling water resource Management, in Getting Water Reform Right: Lessons from the Murray Darling Basin; Water Policy Reform
Measuring Price Elasticities of Demand and Supply of Water Entitlements Based on Stated and Revealed Preference Data; American Journal of Agricultural Economics
Moving from Piecemeal Accounting to a Pragmatic Economic Approach to Water Pricing in Australia; Land Use and Water Resources Research
Multiple Benefits through the Life Cycle of the Basin Plan; Basin Futures: Water Reform in the Murray-Darling Basin
Non-Market Valuation Biases due to Aboriginal Cultural Characteristics in Northern Saskatchewan: The Values Structure Component
Optimal Water mix for Metropolitan Adelaide - Task 4: Understanding and Predicting Household Water Use for Adelaide
Price Effects of Environmental Amenities and Disamenities on Residential Properties in the Adelaide Metropolitan Area; Australian Agricultural Resource Economics Conference
Price Effects of Environmental Qualities on Residential Properties in the Adelaide Metropolitan Area
Pricing Water - a Tool for Natural Resource Management in the Onkaparinga Catchment
Pricing Water for Environmental Externalities in Western Australia; Environmental and Planning Law Journal
Prioritising Investment in Natural Resource Management based on Conservation and Community Values; MCMD 2008
Public attitudes to inequality in water distribution: insights from preferences for water reallocation from irrigators to Aboriginal Australians; Water Resources Research
Recreational opportunity for park use modelled on a landscape scale; Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute Biennial International Conference
Recycled wastewater and product choice: does it make a difference if and when you taste it?; Food Quality and Preference
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
Screening Options and Setting Priorities for River Murray Floodplains; Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Conference
Should We Ask what the Customer Wants? Willingness to Pay for Higher Customer Service Standards; Australian Agricultural Resource Economics Conference
South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Environmental Values Report
Space matters: the importance of amenity in planning metropolitan growth; Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Supporting Decisions: Understanding Natural Resource Management Techniques
Targeting the management of ecosystem services based on social values: where, what, and how?; Landscape and Urban Planning
The Economic Dilemmas of Water Management and Reuse; Water Reuse: An International Survey, Contrasts, Issues and Needs around the World
The Economics of Water: Taking Full Account of First Use, Reuse and Return to the Environment
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.
The Economics of Water: Taking Full Account of First-use, Reuse and the Return to the Environment; Irrigation and Drainage
The Importance of Greenspace
The Murray Darling Basin Plan is not delivering – there’s no more time to waste
The Value of Agriculture and Habitat; Australian Agricultural Resource Economics Conference
The Value of Agriculture and Habitat; BIOECON, BIOdiversity and Economics for CONservation project
The Value of Habitat and Agriculture
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
Time, product features and the role of information framing in choices of more efficient appliances; International Choice Modelling Conference
Towards a more nuanced discussion of the net-benefits of sharing water in the Murray-Darling Basin; AFBM Journal
USING A CHOICE Using a Choice Modelling Approach for Customer Service Standards in Urban Water; Journal of the American Water Resources Association
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
Using Environmental Valuation to Inform the Setting of Sustainable Diversion Limits for the Murray-Darling Basin Plan
Using Participatory Research Methods in Economic Research
Valuing a Multi-State River: The Case of the River Murray; Australian Agricultural Resource Economics Conference
Valuing a multistate river: the case of the River Murray*; Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Valuing biodiversity using habitat types; Australasian Journal of Environmental Management
Valuing Biodiversity: A Compensating Surplus and Compensating Tax Approach; 3rd World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists
Valuing Biodiversity: A Compensating Surplus and Compensating Tax Approach; Australian Agricultural Resource Economics Conference
Valuing coastal water quality: Adelaide, South Australia metropolitan area; Marine Policy
Valuing Housing Characteristics: A Case Study of Single Family Houses in Edmonton; Canadian Journal of Economics
Valuing Public and Private Green Spaces
Valuing the Benefits of Creek Rehabilitation: Building a Business Case for Public Investments in Urban Green Infrastructure; Environmental Management
Valuing Water Externalities: A Case Study of the River Murray and the Onkaparinga River
Vegetable cultivation as a diversification option for fruit farmers in the Goulburn Valley, Australia; International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability
Water policy debate in Australia: Understanding the tenets of stakeholders’ social trust; Land Use Policy
Water values; Water; Science and Solutions for Australia
What Consumers Value Regarding Water Supply Disruptions: A Discrete Choice Analysis?; Australian Meeting of the Econometric Society
Willingness to Pay and Willingness to Accept Compensation for Changes in Urban Water Customer Service Standards; Water Resources Management
Willingness to pay for sustainable and legal firewood in Tasmania; Ecological Economics
World first study shows strong public support for re-allocating water from irrigators to Indigenous communities in the Murray-Darling Basin; Global Water Forum

Research Projects

1.02 - Hedonic Pricing of On-farm Soil Management - Phase 1; CRC for High Performance Soils Ltd (HPS CRC)
Activating Markets to Create Incentives for Improved Soil Management: Literature Scoping Study; CRC for High Performance Soils Ltd (HPS CRC)
Blue Economy Explorations of Risk using behavioral Economics; Blue Economy CRC Co (BECRC)
Consumer demand, the value chain, and communication strategies for promoting soil stewardship; CRC for High Performance Soils Ltd (HPS CRC)
Determining the Potential of Certification, Verification and Related Concepts for Rewarding Soil Stewardship; CRC for High Performance Soils Ltd (HPS CRC)
Economic Assessment of Blue Economy; Blue Economy CRC Co (BECRC)
Risks & Opportunities for the Blue Economy; Blue Economy CRC Co (BECRC)
Benefit Case for a Hydrogen Industry in Tasmania: Origin Energy

Research Candidate Supervision