Ass.-Prof. Dr. Mark Anthony





Assistant Professor at the Division of Terrestrial Ecosystem Research

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Mark Anthony’s research focuses on the ecology and evolution of fungi. By employing genomic tools to characterize the composition, diversity, and functioning of fungal communities, Mark and his group investigate how the forest mycobiome drives emergent forest functions, like forest productivity and soil carbon storage.

They also explore how soil fungi respond to ongoing environmental change, from invasive species to global warming. Recent work has encompassed multiple trophic levels, examining interactions among fungi, prokaryotes, plants, and animals. Current studies focus on the roles of mycorrhizal fungi in shaping tree responses to climate change, the functioning of common mycorrhizal fungal networks, the ecology of fungal endophytes, and microbiome engineering to manipulate plant growth, reproduction, and death. Mark was recently awarded a Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Ambizione Fellowship and a WWTF Vienna Research Groups for Young Investigators grant.


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Anthony M, Tedersoo L, de Vos B, Croise L, Meesenburg H, Wagner M et al. Fungal community composition predicts forest carbon storage at a continental scale. Nature Communications. 2024 Mar 16;15(1):2385. Epub 2024 Mar 16. doi: 10.1038/s41467-024-46792-w

Stewart JD, Kiers ET, Anthony MA, Kiers AH. Supporting urban greenspace with microbial symbiosis. Plants People Planet. 2024 Jan;6(1):3-17. doi: 10.1002/ppp3.10403

Anthony M, Bender SF, van der Heijden MGA. Enumerating soil biodiversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS). 2023 Aug 7;120(33):e2304663120. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2304663120

Borgmann-Winter BW, Stephens RB, Anthony MA, Frey SD, D'Amato AW, Rowe RJ. Wind and small mammals are complementary fungal dispersers. Ecology. 2023 Jun 1;104(6):e4039. doi: 10.1002/ecy.4039

Averill C, Anthony MA, Baldrian P, Finkbeiner F, van den Hoogen J, Kiers T et al. Defending Earth’s terrestrial microbiome. Nature Microbiology. 2022 Nov 1;7(11):1717-1725. doi: 10.1038/s41564-022-01228-3