Tamar Makov

Selected Publications


Makov, T., and G. Newman. “Economic gains undermine evaluations of sustainability initiatives”,  Nature Climate Change (2016): DOI: 10.1038/nclimate3033

Makov, T., G. Meylan, J.T. Powell, and A. Shepon. “Better than Bottled Water?: Comparing the environmental impacts of on-the-go drinking water stations and bottled water”, Resources, Conservation and Recycling (2016):ISSN 0921-3449,



Gupta C., and T Makov. “How Global is My Local Milk? : Compatibility between Perceived Attributes and the Reality of Local Food”, Agriculture and Human Values (2016); DOI:10.1007/s10460-016-9755-7

Eshel, G., A. Shepon, T. Makov, and R. Milo. “Land, irrigation water, greenhouse gas, and reactive nitrogen burdens of meat, eggs, and dairy production in the United States.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 111.33 (2014): 11996-12001. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1402183111

Eshel, G., A. Shepon, T. Makov, and R. Milo. “Partitioning United States' feed consumption among livestock categories for improved environmental cost assessments.” Journal of Agricultural Science 153.3 (2015): 432-445. DOI: 10.1017/S0021859614000690

Shepon A, Makov T, Eshel G, Milo R, “EcoTime - An intuitive quantitative sustainability indicator utilizing a time metric”, Ecological Indicators. 2012 pdf

Selected Work in Progress

Makov, T., T. Fishman, M. Chertow, and V. Blass. “Quantifying the environmental Impacts of smartphone Intangibles”

Makov, T., and G. Newman. “Multifunctional Neglect leeds to the purchase of redundent devices”,  Nature sustainability 2017: (under review)

Makov, T., T. Fishman, P. Wolfram, M. Chertow, and V. Blass. “New, used and reused again: Partitioning environmental impacts across multiple product life cycles”