Sten Anslan

Sten Anslan
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Dr. Sten Anslan
Wiss. Mitarbeiter

TU Braunschweig
Zoological Institute
Mendelsohnstraße 4
38106 Braunschweig

Email: sten.anslan[at]; sten.anslan[at]
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter


2006-2011 B.Sc., University of Tartu (Estonia), Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation.

2011-2013 M.Sc., University of Tartu (Estonia), Botany and Mycology.

2013-2017 Ph.D., “Molecular identification of Collembola and their fungal associates” at University of Tartu (Estonia).

2017-2018 University of Tartu, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Researcher.

2018 – post-doc at Technische Universität Braunschweig (Germany).


Research interests:

  • Community ecology, barcoding and metabarcoding, bioinformatics.



  1. Anslan S, Bahram M, Tedersoo L. 2018. Seasonal and annual variation in fungal communities associated with epigeic springtails (Collembola spp.) in boreal forests. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 116, 245-252.
  2. Saitta A, Anslan S, Bahram M, Brocca L, Tedersoo L. 2017. Tree species identity and diversity drive fungal richness and community composition along an elevational gradient in a Mediterranean ecosystem. Mycorrhiza, in press.
  3. Tedersoo L, Tooming-Klunderud A, Anslan S. 2017. PacBio metabarcoding of Fungi and other eukaryotes: errors, biases and perspectives. New Phytologist, in press.
  4. He J, Tedersoo L, Hu A, Han C, He D, Wei H, Jiao M, Anslan S, Nie Y,  Jia Y. 2017. Greater diversity of soil fungal communities and distinguishable seasonal variation in temperate deciduous forests compared with subtropical evergreen forests of eastern China. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 93: fix069.
  5. Anslan S, Bahram M, Hiiesalu I, Tedersoo L. 2017. PipeCraft: flexible open-source toolkit for bioinformatics analysis of custom high-throughput amplicon sequencing data. Molecular Ecology Resources 17, e234-e240.
  6. Corrales A, Turner BL, Tedersoo L, Anslan S, Dalling JW.  2017. Nitrogen addition alters ectomycorrhizal fungal communities and soil enzyme activities in a tropical montane forest. Fungal Ecology 27: 14-23.
  7. Riit T, Tedersoo L, Drenkhan R, Runno-Paurson E, Kokko H,  Anslan S. 2016. Oomycete-specific ITS primers for identification and metabarcoding. Mycokeys, 14: 17-30.
  8. Anslan S, Bahram M, Tedersoo L. 2016. Temporal changes in fungal communities associated with guts and appendages of Collembola as based on culturing and high-throughput sequencing. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 96: 152-159.
  9. Tedersoo L, Liiv I, Kivistik PA, Anslan S, Koljalg U, Bahram M. 2016. Genomics and metagenomics technologies to recover ribosomal DNA and single-copy genes from old fruit-body and ectomycorrhiza specimens. Mycokeys 13: 1-20.
  10. Bahram M, Kohout P, Anslan S, Harend H, Abarenkov K, Tedersoo L. 2016. Stochastic distribution of small soil eukaryotes resulting from high dispersal and drift in a local environment. ISME Journal 10: 885-896.
  11. Tedersoo L, Bahram M, Cajthaml T, Põlme S, Hiiesalu I, Anslan S, Harend H, Buegger F, Pritsch K, Koricheva J, Abarenkov K. 2016. Tree diversity and species identity effects on soil fungi, protists and animals are context dependent. ISME Journal 10: 346-362.
  12. Anslan S and Tedersoo L. 2015. Performance of cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI), ribosomal DNA Large Subunit (LSU) and Internal Transcribed Spacer 2 (ITS2) in DNA barcoding of Collembola. European Journal of Soil Biology 69: 1-7.
  13. Tedersoo L, Bahram M, Polme S, Anslan S, Riit T, Koljalg U, Nilsson RH, Hildebrand F, Abarenkov K. 2015. Response to Comment on "Global diversity and geography of soil fungi". Science 349: 936-936.
  14. Tedersoo L, Anslan S, Bahram M, Põlme S, Riit T, Liiv I, Kõljalg U, Kisand V, Nilsson H, Hildebrand F, Bork P, Abarenkov K. 2015. Shotgun metagenomes and multiple primer pair-barcode combinations of amplicons reveal biases in metabarcoding analyses of fungi. MycoKeys 10: 1-43.
  15. Tedersoo L, Bahram M, Põlme S, Koljalg U, … , Anslan S, Abell S, Abarenkov K. 2014. Global diversity and geography of soil fungi. Science 346: 1078-+.