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Mibu Fischer
Coastlines, ecosystems and livelihoods 

Mibu Fischer is a Quandamooka saltwater scientist with engagement skills for strengthening partnerships between First Nations communities and the research sector. Her specific interests are around Traditional Knowledge (science) and management practices being considered within modern day fisheries, coastal and conservation management. She joins with other Indigenous and Traditional practitioners to strengthen the global Indigenous voice and leadership in areas of marine research and coastal Indigenous livelihoods. Her goal is to bridge a gap that draws attention to the Indigenous communities facing the frontline of impacts and changes to coastlines, ecosystems and livelihoods from climate change.  

Rae Johnston is a multi-award-winning STEM journalist, Wiradjuri woman, mother and broadcaster. The first Science & Technology Editor for NITV at SBS, she was previously the first female editor of Gizmodo Australia, and the first Indigenous editor of Junkee.  She is a part of the prestigious ‘brains trust’ the Leonardos group for The Science Gallery Melbourne, a mentor with The Working Lunch program supporting entry-level women in STEM and an ambassador for both St Vincent De Paul and the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge.  

Marine ethnoecologist Mibu Fischer researches the strong linkages between First Nations cultures and coastal and ocean ecosystems. As a Quandamooka saltwater scientist, Fischer’s work focuses on the vital role of Traditional Knowledge in promoting sustainable relationships with marine environments.  

This episode of 100 Climate Conversations will be available on December 22, 2023.

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