Jason Lee Anders

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Visiting address Blindernveien 31 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1066 Blindern 0316 Oslo

I am broadly interested in the impact that human activities have on wildlife and their ability to persist as we encroach further into their habitat. During graduate school my research primarily focused on the effects of ecosystem modification such as urbanization or agriculture on wildlife parasites and their gut microbiome and how it ultimately impacts their health. I have also worked on the role of the pet and food trade in facilitating the global spread of the amphibian fungal pathogen Batrachocytrium dentrobatidis as well as how rodents modify their daily activity patterns and dietary preferences within urban environments. As a postdoctoral fellow in the ungulate ecology group, I’ll be working on the use of farmland by wild red deer (Cervus elaphus) and how it impacts their diet and parasites as part of the AgriDeer project.


I primarily work within the fields of community and parasite ecology, but synthesize it with various other disciplines such as basic ecology, disease ecology, animal behavior, and microbiome science. Through the use of classical parasitology laboratory techniques, stable isotopes, and modern DNA sequencing technologies such as next generation sequencing, I hope to better understand the consequences of human activities to help create a world where humans and wildlife can better coexist.


  • Mohamed, Wessam Mohamed Ahmed; Ali, Alsagher O.; Mahmoud, Hassan Y.A.H.; Omar, Mosaab A.; Chatanga, Elisha & Salim, Bashir [Show all 11 contributors for this article] (2021). Exploring prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbiomes helps in detecting tick-borne infectious agents in the blood of camels. Pathogens. ISSN 2076-0817. 10(3). doi: 10.3390/pathogens10030351.
  • Moustafa, Mohamed Abdallah Mohamed; Anders, Jason Lee; Mohamed, Wessam Mohamed Ahmed; Lee, Kyunglee; Elbaz, Elzahara & Sashika, Mariko [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2021). Specific molecular detection of piroplasms and characterization of β-tubulin for a novel Babesia species in Sika deer (Cervus nippon yesoensis). Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine. ISSN 1042-7260. 52(1), p. 200–205. doi: 10.1638/2020-0110.
  • Sasaki, Mizuki; Anders, Jason Lee & Nakao, Minoru (2021). Cestode fauna of murid and cricetid rodents in Hokkaido, Japan, with assignment of DNA barcodes. Species Diversity. ISSN 1342-1670. 26, p. 255–372. doi: 10.12782/specdiv.26.255.
  • Anders, Jason Lee; Moustafa, Mohamed Abdallah Mohamed; Mohamed, Wessam Mohamed Ahmed; Hayakawa, Takashi; Nakao, Ryo & Koizumi, Itsuro (2021). Comparing the gut microbiome along the gastrointestinal tract of three sympatric species of wild rodents. Scientific Reports. ISSN 2045-2322. 11. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-99379-6.
  • Anders, Jason Lee; Nakao, Minoru; Uchida, Kenta; Ayer, Christopher G.; Asahikawa, Mitsuhiko & Koizumi, Itsuro (2019). Comparison of the intestinal helminth community of the large Japanese field mouse (Apodemus speciosus) between urban, rural, and natural sites in Hokkaido, Japan. Parasitology international. ISSN 1383-5769. 70, p. 51–57. doi: 10.1016/j.parint.2019.02.001.
  • Nakao, Minoru; Sasaki, Mizuki; Waki, Tsukasa; Anders, Jason Lee & Katahira, Hirotaka (2018). Brachylaima asakawai sp. nov.(Trematoda: Brachylaimidae), a rodent intestinal fluke in Hokkaido, Japan, with a finding of the first and second intermediate hosts. Parasitology international. ISSN 1383-5769. 67(5), p. 565–574. doi: 10.1016/j.parint.2018.04.010.
  • Haukisalmi, Voitto; Ribas, Alexis; Junker, Kerstin; Spickett, Andrea; Matthee, Sonja & Henttonen, Heikki [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2018). Molecular systematics and evolutionary history of catenotaeniid cestodes (Cyclophyllidea). Zoologica Scripta. ISSN 0300-3256. 47(2), p. 221–230. doi: 10.1111/zsc.12272.
  • Anders, Jason Lee; Uchida, Kenta; Watanabe, Mitsuru; Tanio, Iori; Shimamoto, Tatsuki & Hamada, Mizuho [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2017). Usefulness and limitation of a tiny light-temperature logger to monitor daily activity levels of arboreal squirrels in temperate areas. Mammal Research. ISSN 2199-2401. 62, p. 397–404. doi: 10.1007/s13364-017-0326-0.
  • Nakao, Minoru; Waki, Tsukasa; Sasaki, Mizuki; Anders, Jason Lee; Koga, Daisuke & Asakawa, Mitsuhiko (2017). Brachylaima ezohelicis sp. nov. (Trematoda: Brachylaimidae) found from the land snail Ezohelix gainesi, with a note of an unidentified Brachylaima species in Hokkaido, Japan. Parasitology international. ISSN 1383-5769. 66(3), p. 240–249. doi: 10.1016/j.parint.2017.01.015.

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