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Tamara Ben-Ari

Researcher in Agronomy for Global issues / Global agronomy Chargée de recherche (CR2) en Agronomie Globale
Coordonnées :
  • Mail : Tamara.Ben-Ari@inra.fr
  • Tel: 01 30 81 54 40

Key words: Crop yields, Land use, Food security

Short Curriculum

  • Master in ecology and Applied Mathematics (University Aix- Marseille II) (1999-2003)
  • Agronomic Engineer AgroParisTech (2003-2005)
  • Marie Curie PhD in Ecology and Epidemiology with Nils Chr. Stenseth and Bernard Cazelles (Center for Ecological and Evolutionary synthesis, Oslo 2007-2010)
  • Post-Doctoral fellow in Ecology and Epidemiology with Nils Stensetch and Bernard Cazelles (ENS, Paris 2010-2011)
  • Post-Doctoral fellow on the modeling of the global food system with Jean-François Soussana within the European project (FP7) Animal Change (Paris, 2011-2013)
  • Researcher (CR2) since 2013 in Agronomy for global issues in the global agronomy group lead by David Makowski (INRA, 2013-present)

Voir aussi

Peer-reviewed Publications (2007-)

1)  Tamara Ben-ari & David Makowski. On the trade-off between high crop yield and low yield instability at the global scale Environ. Res. Lett. (2016, in press)

2)  Tamara Ben-Ari, Juliette Adrian, Tommy Klein, Pierluigi Calanca, Marijn Van der Velde & David Makowski. Identification of accurate indicators for extreme wheat and maize yield loss. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology (2016) 220 130–140

3)  Cernay, C., Ben-Ari, T., Pelzer, E., Meynard, J. M., & Makowski, D. Estimating variability in grain legume yields across Europe and the Americas (2015). Scientific reports, 5 :11171

4)  Tamara Ben-ari & David Makowski. Decomposing global crop yield variability. Environ. Res. Lett. 9 114011 (2014)

5)  Stephane Manceron, Tamara Ben-Ari & Patrice Dumas. Feeding proteins to livestock : Global land use and food vs. Feed competition. Oilseeds and fats, Crops and Lipids. (2014), 21 (4) :10

6)  T. Ben Ari, S. Neerinckx, L. Agier, B. Cazelles, L. Xu, Z. Zhang, X. Fang, S.Wang, Q. Liu and N.Chr. Stenseth. Identifying plague foci using long-term epidemiological data. PNAS (2012) 109(21), 8196-8201

7)  L. Xu, Q. Liu, L.Chr. Stige, T. Ben Ari, X. Fang, K. Chan, S. Wang, N.Chr. Stenseth and Z. Zhang. Nonlinear effect of climate on plague during the third pandemic in China. PNAS (2011) 108 (25), 10214-10219

8)  T. Ben Ari, S. Neerinckx, K. L. Gage, K. Kreppel, A. Laudisoit, H. Leirs and Nils Chr. Stenseth. Plague and climate : Scales matter. PLoS Pathogen (2011) 7(9), e1002160

9)  KL. Kausrud, M. Begon, T. Ben Ari, H. Viljugrein, J. Esper, U. Buntgen, H. Leirs, C.Junge, B. Yang, M. Yang. L. Xu and N. C. Stenseth. Modeling the epidemiological history of plague in Central Asia : Palaeoclimatic forcing on a disease system over the past millenium. BMC Biology (2010) 8 :108

10) T. Ben Ari, A. Gershunov, T. Rouyer, B. Cazelles, K. L. Gage and Nils Chr. Stenseth. Interannual variability of human plague occurrences in the western U.S. is associated with tropical and north pacific ocean climate variability. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. (2010) 83 :624-632

11) E. Edeline, T. Ben-ari, LA. Vøllestad, IJ. Winfield, J.M. Fletcher, JB. James and N. Chr. Stenseth. Antagonistic selection from predators and pathogens drives ecosystem functioning. PNAS (2009) 105 :19792-19796

12) T. Ben-ari, A. Gershunov, KL. Gage, T. Snäll, P. Ettestad, KL. Kausrud and N. Chr. Stenseth. Plague in US : the Importance of Regional and Local Climate. Biology Letters (2008) 6 :737-740

13) Maury, O., Y-J. Shin, B. Faugeras, T. Ben-ari, and F. Marsac. Modeling environmental effects on the size-structured energy flow through marine ecosystems, Part II Simulations. Progress in Oceanography (2007) 4 : 74, Pages 500–514

14) Maury, O., B. Faugeras, Y-J. Shin, J.C. Poggiale, T. Ben-ari, and F. Marsac. Modeling environmental effects on the size-structured energy flow through marine ecosystems. Part I model. Progress in Oceanography (2007) 4 : 74, Pages 479–499


Searchinger , T. ; Hanson, C. ; Ranganathan, J. ; Lipinski, B. ; Waite, R. ; Winterbottom, R. ; Dinshaw, A. ; Heimlich, R. ; Boval, M. ; Chemineau, P. ; Dumas, P. ; Guyomard, H. ; Kaushik, S. ; Makowskiy, D. ; Manceron, S. ; Ben Ari, T. Creating a sustainable food future. A menu of solutions to sustainably feed more than 9 billion people by 2050. World resources report 2013-14 : interim findings. Washington (USA): World Resources Institute (2014). 154 p.


Agronomy for Global issues (co-responsible with Nicolas Guilpart)

CLUES and AAE masters AgroParisTech

Communications (as speaker)

T. Ben-ari, D. Makowski. Effective climate indicators of severe wheat and maize yield loss in France and Spain. (NIAES, Tsukuba, Japan).

Tamara Ben-Ari & David Makowski. Decomposing global crop yield variability 2014 (McGIll University Montreal, Canada)

T. Ben-ari, J-F. Soussana, P. Havlik and P. Gerber. AgRIPE : Agricultural Representative Pathways and identities. EMBRAPA Campinas (2012). Brazil

Soussana J-F, Ben-ari T, Havlik P, Porter J /et al/. An identity based assessment of historical and future changes in global food supply and demand and in agricultural greenhouse gas emissions. Planet under Pressure Conference (2012). London, UK

T. Ben-ari, S. Neerinckx, L. Agier, B. Cazelles & N. C. Stenseth. « Why is plague where it is ? » Norwegian Academy of Sciences (2009). Norway.

T. Ben-ari, K. Gage & N.C. Stenseth. “Large-scale dynamics of human plague in the Western US”. The International plague conference (2008), Colorado, US.

T. Ben-ari & NC. Stenseth. “Human plague and Climate: What is the relevant scale?” (2008). Environment and health Conference. Unversité de Liverpool, England

T. Ben-ari, B. Cazelles, & NC. Stenseth. “Spatio-temporal analysis of human plague in the Western United states”. The international plague wokshop. (2007). Beijing, China c

For the general public

Climate Change and the future of food. Delfina Fundation for the politics of food residency for an Art-Science project built with the visual artist Asuncion Molinos (London, Mars 2014). See exhibition in Spain here.

Production alimentaire mondiale, sécurité alimentaire et changement climatique, une équation impossible?  (Centre Culturel Français, Lisbon, June 2014)