Regional Ecologist, Kimberley Land Council
Marlee is a Bardi Jawi woman and the Regional Ecologist for the Kimberley Land Council (KLC) based out of Broome. She works closely with KLC ranger teams to monitor culturally and scientifically significant species, broker science partnerships, build ranger capacity and inform land management. Before her time with the KLC, Marlee worked with CSIRO in the Oceans and Atmosphere unit with a research focus on Indigenous coastal development, citizen science and west Australian dugong populations. Having grown up in the Kimberley, Marlee has a strong understanding of challenges faced by rangers and remote Indigenous corporations. She can offer unique insights into Indigenous-led and partnered science projects.
Marlee is passionate about promoting environmental science careers among Indigenous people, hoping to one day have higher numbers of Indigenous scientists in the industry.