Rapacciuolo G, Rominger AJ, Morueta-Holme N, Blois JL

The new challenges the Anthropocene poses for ecological systems require us to pay increasing attention toward non-equilibrium processes in ecology. In this Editorial to the Research Topic ‘Ecological non-equilibrium in the Anthropocene’, we introduce a collection of four papers which provide key contributions to the body of theory and methods necessary to incorporate non-equilibrium processes in ecology and a roadmap for advancing non-equilibrium ecology in the future.

Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 7

Keywords: ecological non-equilibrium, spatiotemporal scale, anthropocene, paleoecology, non-stationarity