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Clara María Arboleda Baena

PhD student, UFSCar, Brazil


  • Microbial ecology

  • Community ecology

  • Network analysis

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Short BIO

I am a microbial ecologist specialized in microorganisms interactions in aquatic ecosystems. My research occurs in the interface between microbial molecular ecology, microscopy, and fieldwork. I use experimental research to understand how microorganisms adapt to the environment and how interactions with others affect microbial communities' biodiversity and assemblage. My research focuses on understanding ecological processes and interactions in microbial communities and their potential effects on the ecological networks

Role in AtlantECO

I'm enrolled in the project AtlantECO in work packages 2, 4, and 10.


I am involved in the assemblage and analysis of existing genomic data for a better understanding of the structure and function of the Atlantic Ocean microbiome. The data includes metabarcoding information about bacteria, archaea, and eukaryotes in the Atlantic Ocean.


I am contributing to the compilation and analysis of 16S and 18S Amplicon Global and Atlantic databases.

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