See my papers below. For more information, check them out at Google Scholar or ResearchGate

  1. Tessler, M., J. P. Gaffney, J. Crawford, E. Trautman, N. A. Gujarati, P. Alatalo, V. A. Pieribone, and D. F. Gruber. Luciferin synthesis and luciferase transcription in the bioluminescent copepod Metridia lucens. PeerJ 6: e5506.

  2. Tessler, M., D. de Carle, M. L. Voiklis, O. A. Gresham, J. Neumann, S. Cios, and M. E. Siddall. 2018. Worms that suck: phylogenetic analysis of Hirudinea solidifies the position of Acanthobdellida and necessitates the dissolution of Rhynchobdellida. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 127: 129-134.

  3. Tessler, M., S. Weiskopf, L. Berniker, R. Hersch, K. P. McCarthy, D. W. Yu, and M. E. Siddall. 2018. Bloodlines: mammals, leeches, and conservation in southern Asia. Systematics and Biodiversity 16: 488-496.

  4. Tessler, M., D. Marancik, D. Champagne, A. Dove, A. Camus, M. E. Siddall, and S. Kvist. 2018. Marine leech anticoagulant diversity and evolution. The Journal of Parasitology.

  5. Tessler, M., M. E. Siddall, and A. Oceguera-Figueroa. 2018. Leeches from Chiapas, Mexico with a new species of Erpobdella (Hirudinida: Erpobdellidae). American Museum Novitates 3895: 1-15.

  6. Weiskopf, S., K. McCarthy, M. Tessler, Mark, H. Rahman, J. McCarthy, R. Hersch, M. M. Faisal, and M. E. Siddall. 2018. Using terrestrial haematophagous leeches to enhance tropical biodiversity monitoring programs. Journal of Applied Ecology 55: 2071-2081.

  7. Brugler, M. R., R. E. González-Muñoz, M. Tessler, and E. Rodríguez. 2018. An EPIC journey to locate single‐copy nuclear markers in sea anemones. Zoologica Script 47: 756-776.

  8. Brugler, M. R., M. T. Aguado, M. Tessler, and M. E. Siddall. 2018. The transcriptome of the Bermuda fireworm Odontosyllis enopla (Annelida: Syllidae): a unique luciferase gene family and putative epitoky-related genes. PLoS ONE

  9. Tessler, M., J. S. Neumann, E. Afshinnekoo, M. Pineda, R. Hersch, L. F. M. Velho, B. T. Segovia, F. A. Lansac-Toha, M. Lemke, R. DeSalle, C. E. Mason, and M. R. Brugler. 2017. Large-scale differences in microbial biodiversity discovery between 16S amplicon and shotgun sequencing. Scientific Reports 7: 6589.

  10. Tessler, M., M. R. Brugler, R. DeSalle, R. Hersch, L. F. M. Velho, B. T. Segovia, F. A. Lansac-Toha, and M. J. Lemke. 2017. A global eDNA comparison of freshwater bacterioplankton assemblages focusing on large-river floodplain lakes of Brazil. Microbial Ecology 73: 61-74.

  11. DeSalle, R., A. Narechania, M. Zilversmit, J. Rosenfeld, and M. Tessler. 2017. To tree or not to tree Homo sapiens. Rethinking Human Evolution, MIT Press, Boston, edited by J. H. Schwartz.

  12. de Carle, D., A. Oceguera-Figueroa, M. Tessler, M. E. Siddall, and S. Kvist. 2017. Phylogenetic analysis of Placobdella (Hirudinea: Rhynchobdellida: Glossiphoniidae) with consideration of COI variation. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 114: 234–248.

  13. Norris, D., E. Kraichak, A. Risk, D. Lucas, D. Allard, F. Rosengren, T. Clark, N. Fenton, M. Tessler, N. Phephu, and E. Lennette. 2017. On the diversity and richness of understory bryophytes at Nectandra Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica. Biodiversity Data Journal 5: e11778.

  14. Tessler, M., T. A. Clark, and S. W. Cunningham. 2016. An updated checklist of bryophytes of the Shawangunk Mountains, New York. Evansia 33: 154-164.

  15. Tessler, M., and T. A. Clark. 2016. The impact of bouldering on rock-associated vegetation. Biological Conservation 204: 426-433.

  16. Tessler, M., A. Barrio, E. Borda, R. Rood-Goldman, M. Hill, and M. E. Siddall. 2016. Description of a soft-bodied invertebrate with microcomputed tomography and revision of the genus Chtonobdella (Hirudinea: Haemadipsidae). Zoologica Scripta 45: 552-565.

  17. Kvist, S., A. Oceguera-Figueroa, M. Tessler, J. Jiménez-Armenta, R. M. Freeman, G. Giribet, and M. E. Siddall. 2016. When predator becomes prey: investigating the salivary transcriptome of the shark-feeding leech Pontobdella macrothela (Hirudinea: Piscicolidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.

  18. Tessler, M., S. W. Cunningham, and T. A. Clark. 2016. Noteworthy habitat and phylogeny updates for eastern US Ulota (Orthotrichaceae, Bryophyta). Mitochondrial DNA.

  19. Rosenfeld, J. A., D. Reeves, M. R. Brugler, A. Narechania, S. Simon, R. Durret, J. Foox, K. Shianna, M. C. Schatz, J. Gandara, E. Afshinnekoo, E. T. Lam, A. R. Hastie, S. Chan, H. Cao, M. Saghbini, A. Kentsis, P. J. Planet, V. Kholodovych, M. Tessler, R. Baker, R. DeSalle, L. Sorkin, S. Kolokotronis, M. Siddall, G. Amato, and C. E. Mason. 2016. Genome assembly and geospatial phylogenomics of the bed bug Cimex lectularius. Nature Communications 7: 10164.

  20. Hekkala, E. R., S. G. Platt, J. B. Thorbjarnarson, T. R. Rainwater, M. Tessler, S. W. Cunningham, C. Twomey, and G. Amato. 2015. Integrating molecular, phenotypic and environmental data to elucidate patterns of crocodile hybridization in Belize. Royal Society Open Science 2: 150409.

  21. Tessler, M., K. M. Truhn, M. Bliss-Moreau, and J. D. Wehr. 2014. Diversity and distribution of stream bryophytes: does pH matter? Freshwater Science 33: 778-787.

  22. Tessler, M. 2012. A monograph of Hymenodon (Orthodontiaceae). The Bryologist 115: 493-517.

  23. Siddall, M. E., M. Barkdull, M. Tessler, M. R. Brugler, E. Borda, and E. Hekkala. 2019. Ideating iDNA: lessons and limitations from leeches in legacy collections. PLoS ONE 14: e0212226.