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Climate through an Indigenous Lens


Mibu Fischer

Mibu 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 impacts.

Professor Gretta Pecl

Gretta Pecl is a Professor of marine ecology at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), and the Director of the Centre for Marine Socioecology (CMS) at UTAS. She has a specific expertise in how climate change is resulting in the climate-driven redistribution of life on earth, and she leads several national and international efforts to better understand climate-driven changes to species distributions, including the National multi award-winning citizen science initiative Redmap Australia and the Species on the Move international conference series. She is a Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) AR6 report, and has a strong passion for science communication and engagement with the public. Gretta is ranked in the top 200 most influential climate scientists in the world (and the top 20 women)

Professor Greg Lehman

Professor Greg Lehman is a descendant of the Trawulwuy people of northeast Tasmania, and a Professorial Fellow at the University of Tasmania. Greg is a curator and writer, a well-known Tasmanian art historian and essayist on Indigenous history, identity and place. In 2017, he led the development of First Tasmanians, the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery’s first permanent Indigenous gallery. Together with Tim Bonyhady, he also co-curated The National Picture: the Art of Tasmania’s Black War, a major touring exhibition that won the 2019 Museums and Galleries Australia Award for Travelling Exhibitions.



CSIRO’s marine and environmental scientists conduct research at this site which features a deep-water port for access to the Southern Ocean.

3-4 Castray Esplanade, Hobart 7000
(03) 6232 5222


Fully accessible. For particular accessibility concerns, please contact the venue.

Eat and drink

Loads of options in nearby bars and restaurants.

A Seat at the Table

Beaker Street Festival’s pay-it-forward initiative, A Seat at the Table, helps make our science and art offerings accessible to those who can’t afford to purchase a ticket. When you buy a ticket you have the option to donate towards the cost of a stranger’s ticket. You won’t know who you’ve helped, but your donation will go directly towards allowing someone else to access this great event. All donations $2 and over are tax-deductible.

If you’d like to request one or two free tickets, please let us know. If we can offer you a seat, we’ll notify you by email.

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