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Iribar-Pelozuelo Amaia



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Since my PhD, I’m interested in developing and implementing molecular approaches to understand how biodiversity is distributed and contributes to the ecosystems functioning and functions. When I joined EDB lab in 2011, I worked as a scientific project manager of LabEx CEBA (Centre d’étude de la Biodiversité amazonienne). Since then, I have been collaborating mostly on projects assessing Amazonian biodiversity in French Guiana. My skills in molecular biology allow me to support scientific projects, using metabarcoding approach based on environmental DNA from soil and water samples or/and gut contents. I also coordinate our lab’s molecular biology platform.

About me

At the University of the Basque Country, I made graduate studies in biology and I came to France in 2003 for my Master degree in ecology. I defended my PhD in microbial ecology in 2007 at the University of Toulouse. In December 2016, I obtained my actual position at EDB as Research Engineer (CNRS).


2018 R. A. Ferreira de Lima, A. Adalardo de Oliveira, G. Dalla Colletta, T. Bevilacqua, F. R. L. Gayoso Coelho, P. Dias, G. Ponzoni Frey, A. Iribar, R. Ribeiro Rodrigues, V. Castro Souza & J. Chave.Can plant DNA barcoding be implemented in species-rich tropical regions ? A perspective from São Paulo State, Brazil. Genetics and Molecular Biology, accepted.

2018 K. Cilleros, A. Valentini, L. Allard, T. Dejean, R. Etienne, G. Grenouillet, A. Iribar, P. Taberlet, R. Vigouroux & S. Brosse. Unlocking biodiversity and conservation studies in high diversity environments using environmental DNA (eDNA) : a test with Guianese freshwater fishes. Molecular Ecology Resources, 1-20.

2018 I. J. Garzón-Orduña, A. V. Z. Brower, M. Kamilari, A. Iribar & J. Murienne. Cracking the Code : Examination of Species Delimitations among Hamadryas Butterflies with DNA Barcodes Suggests Caribbean Cracker is Hamadryas februa Hübner (Nymphalidae : Biblidinae). Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 72(1):53-73

2017 N. Guillerault, S. Bouletreau, A. Iribar, A. Valentini & F. Santoul. Application of DNA metabarcoding on faeces to identify European catfish Silurus glanis diet. Journal of Fish Biology, (90):2214-2219

2017 I. Maréchaux, M. Bartlett, A. Iribar, L. Sack, J. Chave. Stronger seasonal adjustment in leaf turgor loss point in lianas than trees in an Amazonian forest. Biology Letters, 13:20160819 .

2016 A. Pornon, N. Escaravage, M. Burrus, H. Holota, A. Khimoun, J. Mariette, C. Pellizzari, A. Iribar, R. Etienne, P. Taberlet, M. Vidal, P. Winterton, L. Zinger & C. Andalo.Using metabarcoding to reveal and quantify plant-pollinator interactions. Scientific Reports 6, Article number : 27282

2016 L. Zinger, J. Chave, E. Coissac, A. Iribar, E. Louisanna, S. Manzi, V. Schilling, H. Schimann, G. Sommeria-Klein & P. Taberlet. Extracellular DNA extraction is a fast, cheap and reliable alternative for multi-taxa surveys based on soil DNA. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 96 (2016) : 16-19

2016 F. Q. Brearley, D.R. Elliot, A. Iribar & R. Sen. Arbuscular mycorrhizal community structure on co-existing tropical legume trees in French Guiana. Plant and Soil, 403 (1-2) : 253

2015 A. Iribar, S. Hallin, J.M. Sánchez Pérez, K. Enwall, N. Poulet & F. Garabétian. Potential denitrification rates are spatially linked to colonization patterns of nosZ genotypes in an alluvial wetland. Ecological Engineering, 80 : 191–197

2014 S. Cally, E. Lhuillier, A. Iribar, I. Garzon-Orduña, E. Coissac & J. Murienne. Shotgun assembly of the complete mitochondrial genome of the neotropical cracker butterfly Hamadryas epinome. Mitochondrial DNA, 16 : 1-3

2014 A. A. de Oliveira, A. Vicentini, J. Chave, C. de T. Casthano, S. J. Davies, A. M. Z. Martini, R. A. F. Lima, R. R. Ribeiro, A. Iribar, V. C. Souza. Habitat specialization and phylogenetic structure of tree species in a coastal Brazilian white-sand forest. Journal of Plant Ecology, 7 : 134-144

2013 E. Lyautey, S. Hallin, S. Teissier, A. Iribar, A. Compin, L. Philippot & F. Garabetian. Abundance, activity and structure of denitrifier communities in phototrophic river biofilms (River Garonne, France). Hydrobiologia, 716 : 177-187

2008 A. Iribar, J .M. Sánchez-Pérez, E. Lyautey & F. Garabetian. Differentiated free-living and sediment-attached bacterial community structure inside and outside denitrification hotspots in the river–groundwater interface. Hydrobiologia, 598 : 109–121

2003 J.M. Sanchez Perez, A. Iribar, M. Martinez, C. Garcia-Linares & I. Antigüedad. Eliminación de nitratos por desnitrificación en la zona no saturada del suelo en un humedal del cinturón peri-urbano de Vitoria-Gasteiz. Estudios en la Zona no Saturada de Suelo. Vol VI (