Simon L. Lewis

Professor Simon L. Lewis is chair of global change science at UCL. In 2014, he was listed as one of the world’s most highly cited scientists in the Environment/Ecology field.  His research and writing on the concept of the Anthropocene, which denotes the period of time when human activity started to have significant  geological impact, provides the overarching frame for the exhibition. According to Lewis,”The Anthropocene probably began when species jumped continents, starting when the Old World met the New. We humans are now a geological power in our own right – as Earth-changing as a meteorite strike.”