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.
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.