Our Team

Jen Middleton

Scientist / Illustrator

Research Gate | ORCID ID:0000-0002-6993-9804


Jen is a freshwater ecologist and a current PhD candidate at the University of Western Australia. Her research is at the cutting edge of our current scientific understanding of aquatic function, linking macro-scale management of vegetation and water quality with micro-scale processes. Through her work, Jen hopes to improve the management of freshwater and estuarine systems by combining ecological, biogeochemical and molecular microbial techniques.

Jen also studied a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts and Design at Curtin University, which has enabled her to master graphic design and illustration, which she combines with her scientific knowledge to make compelling and concise graphics.

Key Research Areas

  • Freshwater ecology
  • Nutrient cycling
  • Riparian management
  • Microbial ecology

Dr Belinda Coral Martin

Scientist / Illustrator

Research Gate | ORCID ID: 0000-0002-0354-2628


Belinda graduated from the University of Western Australia with a PhD in marine and microbial ecology. Her primary research centres on seagrass health and microbial functions in ecosystems. She is passionate about ocean conservation and increasing awareness of the role microbes have in preserving our natural resources. She continues to work towards building capacity and drawing investment into environmental microbiome research, including using microbes for environmental monitoring, for enhancing clean-up of contaminated soils, and even understanding the role of microbes in the preservation of indigenous rock art. Belinda is a self-taught illustrator/designer.

Key Research Areas

  • Marine ecology
  • Plant physiology
  • Microbial ecology
  • Microscopy

Nat Joyce

Scientist / Illustrator

Nat graduated with a double major bachelor degree in marine science and geology from the University of Western Australia. She has over 6 years experience working as an exploration geologist. Nat also studied fine arts at the college of fine arts (COFA) at the University of New South Wales. She specialises in painting and illustration and has held numerous exhibitions across Australia.

Key Research Areas

  • Geological and structural mapping
  • 3D modelling
  • Geochemical analysis
  • Hydrogeology

Chloe Joyce

Designer / Illustrator


Chloe is a Sydney based illustrator and graphic designer. She studied at Enmore Design School and has over 10 years experience working in the design industry. Her illustrations and designs have been featured globally including in magazines such as Frankie, Yoke, and Unbound as well as for major brands such as Five Four the Wild, Crumbs, The Fox Glove, Goat Story and ILAA, among others. Chloe brings a cool, unique style to our team.

Key Areas

  • Illustration
  • Graphic design
  • Typography
  • Branding

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