Dale Manning, PhD.

Associate Professor

Agricultural and Resource Economics

Fields of Expertise

Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics, Groundwater, Natural Disasters: Flood, Fire, and Drought, Water Management and Planning

Areas of Interest

Relationship between natural resources, climate change, and economic development


Dr. Dale Manning’s research uses econometrics and optimization tools to understand the use and value of natural resources, including water, land, fish, firewood, and other energy resources. Dr. Manning is particularly interested in the relationship between natural resources, climate change, and economic development, considering the economic linkages that tie resource value into broader, local economies. Dr. Manning has worked on issues related to groundwater management, surface water allocation, and adaptation to drought and climate change.