What is the Anthropocene & Why is Everyone Talking About It?
Our current geological time period—the Anthropocene—disrupts the idea that humans are separate from nature. Curator of Anthropocene Studies, Nicole Heller, is here to explain what the Anthropocene is and share some of her reflections on how it challenges long-standing practices and rhetoric in both conservation science and natural history.
Nicole Heller is Associate Curator of Anthropocene Studies for Carnegie Museum of Natural History. She is a transdisciplinary professional focused on improving cultural and ecological sustainability. Heller’s primary research is concerned with understanding and promoting biological diversity in the face of global changes associated with the Anthropocene, as well as creative and effective environmental communication.