Brondizio, Eduardo S, A microcosm of the anthropocene : socioecological, Perspectives, n° 10, automne-hiver 2013- 2014.
We live in a time of accellerated changes, a historical zenith of the intensity and the scale of human activities encapusulated by the concept of the Anthropocene. The unwielding complexity of the anthropocene challenges the social and biophysical sciences to break barriers across and beyond disciplines and to rethink analytical models of social and environ-mental change. This is not a new task, but an increasingly pressing one. There has been many efforts to overcome analytical constructs based on dichotomies, equilibrium and linearity, and deterministic causality that have limited our understanding of socio-ecological phenomena marked by inter-connectedness and non-linear relationships across levels.