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Leandro Miranda

Research Publications

  • Piana. P.A., Cardoso, B.F., Dias, J., Gomes, L.C., Agostinho, A.A., and Miranda, L.E. 2017.Using long-term data to predict fish abundance: the case of Prochilodus lineatus (Valenciennes, 1837) (Characiformes, Prochilodontidae) in the intensely regulated upper Paraná River. Neotropical Ichthyology 15(3) http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1679-62252017000300203&lng=en&nrm=iso Abstract | 
  • Miranda, L.E.., A.R. Omer, K.J. Killgore. 2017. Balancing lake ecological condition and agriculture irrigation needs in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Agriculture, Ecosys-tems, and Environment 246:354-360.
  • Miranda, L.E., Keretz, K.R., Gilliland, C.R. 2017. Gradients in catostomid assemblages along a reservoir cascade. River Research and Applications.
  • Miranda, L.E., M.E. Colvin, A.C. Shamaskin, L.A. Bull, T. Holman, and R. Jones. 2017. Length-limits fail to restructure a largemouth bass population: a 28-year case history. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 27:624-632.
  • Miranda, L.E. 2017. Reservoir fish habitat management. Lightning Press, Totowa, New Jersey.
  • Faust, D.R., R. Kröger, L.E. Miranda, and S.A. Rush. 2016. Nitrate removal from agricultural drainage ditch sediments with amendments of organic carbon: Potential for an innovative best management practice. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution 227:378.
  • Miranda, L.E. 2016. Fish in paleochannels of the Lower Mississippi River alluvial valley. Fisheries 41:578-588 .
  • Raines, C.D., and L.E. Miranda. 2016. Role of riparian shade on the fish assemblage of a reservoir littoral. Environmental Biology of Fishes 99:753-760 . Abstract | 
  • Miranda, L.E., and D.J. Dembkowski. 2016. Evidence for serial discontinuity in the fish community of a heavily impounded river. River Research and Applications 32:1187-1195.
  • Krogman, R.M., and L.E. Miranda. 2016. Rating U.S. reservoirs relative to fish habitat condition. Lake and Reservoir Management 32:51-60 .
  • Andrews, C.A., L.E. Miranda, and R. Kroger. 2015. Fish and water quality and fish dynamics in the forested wetlands adjacent to an oxbow lake. Southeastern Naturalist 14:623-634 .
  • Miranda, L.E., and R.M. Krogman. 2015. Functional age as an indicator of reservoir senescence. Fisheries 40:170-176.
  • Krogman, R.M., and L.E. Miranda. 2015. A classification system for large reservoirs of the conterminous U. S. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment.
  • Goetz, D., Miranda, L.E., Kröger, R., Andrews, C. 2015. The role of lake depth in regulating water quality and fish communities in oxbow lakes of the Yazoo River Basin. Environmental Biology of Fishes 98:951-959.
  • Miranda, L.E. 2014. Changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes. LakeLine 2014(Winter)28-31.
  • Miranda, L.E., J.M. Bies, and D.A. Hann. 2015. Land use shapes fish assemblages in reservoirs of the Tennessee River. Marine and Freshwater Research http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF14188
  • Miranda, L.E. 2014. Monitoring fish distributions along electrofishing segments. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 186:8899–8905.
  • Andrews, C.S., L.E. Miranda, D.B. Goetz, and R. Kroger. 2014. Spatial patterns of lacustrine fish assemblages in a catchment of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Aquatic Conservation 24:634-644.
  • Kaczka, L.J., and L.E. Miranda. 2014. Size of age-0 crappies (Pomoxis spp.) relative to reservoir habitats and water levels. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 29:525-534.
  • Miranda, L.E., J.D. Dagel, L.J. Kaczka, E.B. Mower, and S.L. Wigen. 2015. Floodplains within reservoirs promote earlier spawning of white crappies Pomoxis annularis. Environmental Biology of Fishesm 98:469-476.
  • Da Silva, P.S., M.C. Makrakis, L.E. Miranda, S. Makrakis, L. Assumpcao, S. Paula, J.H.P. Dias, and H. Marques. Importance of reservoir tributaries to spawning of migratory fish in the Upper Parana River. River Research and Applications. DOI: 10.1002/rra.2755
  • Miranda, L.E., and R.M. Krogman. 2014. Environmental stresses afflicting tailwater stream reaches across the United States. River Research and Applications 30:1184-1194.
  • Goetz, D., R. Kröger, and L. E. Miranda. 2014. Effects of smallmouth buffalo, Ictiobus bubalus, biomass on water transparency, nutrients, and productivity in shallow experimental ponds. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 92:503-508.
  • Miranda, L.E., C.S. Andrews, and R. Kroger. 2014. Connectedness of land use, nutrients, primary production, and fish assemblages in oxbow lakes. Aquatic Sciences 76:41-50.
  • Mower, E., and L.E. Miranda. 2013. Frameworks for amending reservoir water management. Lake and Reservoir Management 29:194–201.
  • Mower, E.B., and L.E. Miranda. 2013. Evaluating changes to reservoir rule curves using historical water level data. International Journal of River Basin Management 11:323-328.
  • Dembkowski, D.J., and L.E. Miranda. 2014. Environmental variables measured at multiple spatial scales exert uneven influence on fish assemblages of floodplain lakes. Hydrobiologia 721:129-144.
  • Kaczka L.J., and L.E. Miranda. 2013. Gradients of microhabitat and crappie distributions in reservoir coves. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 28:561-572.
  • Cruz, B.B., L.E. Miranda, M. Cetra. 2013. Links among riparian landcover, instream environment, and fish assemblage structure in headwater streams of southeastern Brazil. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 22:607-616.
  • Miranda, L.E., and S.W. Raborn.2013. Interactions between striped bass and other gamefish in reservoirs. American Fisheries Society Symposium 80:501-520. .
  • Miranda, L.E. and K.J. Killgore. 2014. Fish depth distributions in the Lower Mississippi River. River Research and Applications 30:347-349.
  • Miranda, L.E., and K.O. Meals. 2013. Water levels shape fishing participation in flood-control reservoirs. Lake and Reservoir Management 29:82-86.
  • Miranda, L.E., K.J. Killgore, and J.J. Hoover. 2013. Fish assemblages in borrow-pit lakes resemble those in oxbow lakes of the Lower Mississippi River. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 142:596-605.
  • Miranda, L.E., and K.J. Killgore. 2013. Entrainment of shovelnose sturgeon by towboat navigation in the Upper Mississippi River. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 29:316-322.
  • Miranda, L.E., S.L. Wigen, and J.D. Dagel. 2014. Importance of floodplains to reservoir fish assemblages. River Research and Applications 30:338-346.
  • Alfermann, T.J., and L. E. Miranda. 2013. Centrarchid assemblages in floodplain lakes of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 142:323-332.
  • Hutt, C.P. K.M. Hunt, S.F. Baker, S. Grado, and L.E. Miranda. 2013. Economic values and regional economic impacts of recreational fisheries in Mississippi reservoirs. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 33:44-55.
  • Makrakis, M.C., P.S. Silva, S. Makrakis, A.F. Lima, L. Assumpção, S. Paula, L.E. Miranda, and J.H.P. Dias. 2012. Spawning and nursery habitats of Neotropical fish species in the tributaries of a regulated river. Pages 153-166 in K. Pourali and V. N. Raad, editors. Larvae: Morphology, Biology and Life Cycle. Nova Science, Hauppauge, NY.
  • Makrakis, M.C., L.E. Miranda, S. Makrakis, H.M. Fontes-Junior, W.G. Morlis, J.H.P. Dias, and J.O. Garcia. 2012. Diversity in migratory patterns among Neotropical fishes in a highly regulated river basin. Journal of Fish Biology 81:866-81.
  • Miranda, L.E., J.N. Aycock, and K.J. Killgore. 2012. A direct-gradient multi-variate index of biotic integrity. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 141:1637-1648.
  • Schramm, H.L., Jr., and L.E. Miranda. 2012. Responding to peer review and editor’s comments. Pages 135-142 in C.A. Jennings, T.A. Lauer, and B. Vondracek, editors. Scientific Communication for Natural Resource Professionals. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Meals, K.O., A.W Dunn, and L.E. Miranda.2012. Trolling intensifies exploitation of crappies in Mississippi Reservoirs. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 32:325-332.
  • Dagel, J.D., and L.E. Miranda. 2012. Backwaters in the upper reaches of reservoirs produce high densities of age-0 crappies. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 32:626-634.
  • Dembkowski, D.J., and L.E. Miranda. 2012. Hierarchy in factors affecting fish biodiversity in floodplain lakes of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Environmental Biology of Fishes 93:357-368.
  • Gomes L.C., C.K. Bulla, A.A. Agostinho, L. Vanconcelos, and L.E. Miranda. 2012. Fish assemblage dynamics in littoral areas of a Neotropical floodplain relative to the homogenizing effect of a flood pulse. Hydrobiologia 685:97-107.
  • Dembkowski, D.J., and L.E. Miranda. 2011. Comparison of fish assemblages in two disjoined segments of an oxbow lake in relation to connectivity. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140:1060-1069.
  • Miranda, L.E., and K.J. Killgore. 2011. Catfish spatial distribution in the free-flowing Mississippi River. American Fisheries Society Symposium 77:521-534.
  • Bulla, C.K., L.C. Gomes, L.E. Miranda, and A.A. Agostinho. 2011. The ichthyofauna of drifting macrophyte mats in the Ivinhema River, upper Paraná River basin, Brazil. Neotropical Ichthyology 9:403-409.
  • Killgore, K.J., L.E. Miranda, C.E. Murphy, D.M. Wolff, J.J. Hoover, T.M. Keevin, S.T. Maynord, and M.A. Cornish. 2011. Fish entrainment rates through towboat propellers in the Upper Mississippi and Illinois rivers. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140:570-581.
  • Miranda, L.E. 2011. Depth as an organizer of fish assemblages in floodplain lakes. Aquatic Sciences 73:211-221.
  • Makrakis, S., L.E. Miranda, L.C. Gomes, M.C. Makrakis, and H.M.F. Junior. 2011. Ascent of Neotropical migratory fish in the Itaipu Reservoir fish pass. River Research and Applications 27:511-519.
  • Miranda, L.E., and K.M. Hunt. 2011. An index of habitat impairment for reservoirs. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 172:225-234.
  • Miranda, L.E., and R.H. Kidwell. 2010. Unintended effects of electrofishing on nongame fishes. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 139:1315-1321.
  • Miyazono, S., J.N. Aycock, L.E. Miranda, and T.E Tietjen. 2010. Assemblage patterns of fish functional groups relative to habitat connectivity and conditions in floodplain lakes. Ecology of Freshwater Fishes 19:578-585
  • Miranda, L.E., M. Spickard, T. Dunn, K.M. Webb, J.N. Aycock, and K.M. Hunt. 2010. Fish habitat degradation in U.S. reservoirs. Fisheries 35:175-184.
  • Miranda, L. E. 2009. Standardizing electrofishing power for boat electrofishing. Pages 223-230 in S.A. Bonar, W.A. Hubert, and D.W. Willis, editors. Standard methods for sampling North American freshwater fishes. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Miranda, L. E., and J. Boxrucker.2009. Warmwater fish in large standing waters. Pages 29-42 in S.A. Bonar, W.A. Hubert, and D.W. Willis, editors. Standard methods for sampling North American freshwater fishes. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Kashiwagi, M. T., and L. E. Miranda. 2009. Influence of small impoundments on habitat and fish communities in headwater streams. Southeastern Naturalist 8:23-36.
  • Miranda, L. E. 2009. Extending the scale of reservoir management. American Fisheries Society Symposium 62:75-102.
  • Miranda, L. E., M. Habrat, and S. Miyazono. 2008. Longitudinal gradients along a reservoir cascade. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 137:1851–1865.
  • Miranda, L. E., and M. Kratochv�l. 2008. Boat electrofishing catch relative to electrode arrangement. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 137:1358-1362.
  • Makrakis, M. C., L. E. Miranda, S. Makrakis, H. Martins-Fontes, Jr, and W. Gil-Morlis. 2007. Migratory movements and exploitation of pacu, Piaractus mesopotamicus, in the Paran� River Basin. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 23:700-704.
  • Miranda, L. E., and P. W. Bettoli. 2007. Mortality. Pages 229-278 in:C. Guy and M. Brown, editors. Analysis and interpretation of freshwater fisheries statistics. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Makrakis, M. C., L. E., Miranda, S. Makrakis, D. Rodriguez-Fernandez, J. O. Garcia, J. O., and J. H. Pinheiro-Dias. 2007. Movement patterns of armado, Pterodoras granulosus, in the Paran� River Basin. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 16:410-416.
  • Miranda, L. E. 2007. Approximate sample sizes required to index length distributions. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 136:409-415
  • Miranda, L. E., and D. R. Lowery. 2007. Juvenile densities relative to water regime in mainstem reservoirs of the Tennessee River. Lakes & Reservoirs: Research and Management 12:87-96.
  • Raborn, S. W., L. E. Miranda, and M. T. Driscoll. 2007. Prey supply and predator demand in a reservoir of the Southeastern United States. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 126:12-23.
  • Thomas, R. M., Miranda, L. E., and J. P. Kirk. 2006. Feasibility of an implantable capsule for limiting lifespan of grass carp. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 44:80-89.
  • Miranda, L. E. 2005. Fish assemblages in oxbow lakes relative to connectivity with the Mississippi River. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 134:1480-1489.
  • Miranda, L. E. 2005. Catch rates relative to party size with implications for monitoring angler success. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 134:1005-1010.
  • Miranda, L. E. 2005. Refining boat electrofishing equipment to improve consistency and reduce harm to fish. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 25:609-618.
  • Olive, J. A., L. E. Miranda, and W. D. Hubbard. 2005. Centrarchid Assemblages in Mississippi State-Operated Fishing Lakes. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 25:7-16.
  • Raborn, S. W., L. E. Miranda, and M. T. Driscoll. 2004. Diet overlap and consumption patterns suggest seasonal flux in the likelihood for exploitative competition among piscivorous fishes. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 13:285-293.
  • Agostinho, A. A., L. Rodrigues, L. C. Gomes, L. Rodrigues, S. M. Thomas, and L. E. Miranda, editors. 2004. Structure and functioning of the Parana River and its floodplain. Maringa State University Press, Parana, Brazil.
  • Miranda, L. E., and A. B. Spencer. 2005. Understanding the output of a Smith-Root GPP electrofisher. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 25:848-852.
  • Eggleton, M. A., L. E. Miranda, and J. P. Kirk. 2004. The potential for predation by fishes to impact zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha): insight from bioenergetics models. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 13:85-95.
  • Miranda, L. E., and C. R. Dolan. 2004. Electrofishing power requirements in relation to duty cycle. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 24:55-62
  • Dolan, C. R., and L. E. Miranda. 2004. Injury and mortality of warmwater fishes immobilized by electrofishing. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 24:118-127 .
  • Miranda, L. E., and G. M. Lucas. 2004. Determinism in fish assemblages of floodplain lakes of the vastly disturbed Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 133:357-369.
  • Dolan, C. R., and L. E. Miranda. 2003. Immobilization thresholds of electrofishing relative to fish size. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 132:969-976.
  • Gomes, L. C., L. E. Miranda, and A. A. Agostinho. 2002. Fishery yield in relation to phytoplankton biomass in reservoirs of the Upper Paran� River, Brazil. Fisheries Research 55:335-340.
  • Miranda, L. E., and C. R. Dolan. 2003. Test of a power transfer model for standardized electrofishing. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 132:1179-1185.
  • Miranda, L. E. 2003. Collaborative management of river basins. Ecohydrology and Hydrobiology 3:7-15.
  • Raborn, S. W., L. E. Miranda, and M. T. Driscoll. 2003. Modelling predation as a source of mortality for piscivorous fishes in a southeastern reservoir. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 132:560-575.
  • Miranda, L. E., and E. D. Dibble. 2002. An ecological foundation for black bass management. Pages 433-453 in D. P. Philipp and M. S. Ridgway, editors. Black bass: ecology, conservation, and management. Biology and Management. American Fisheries Society, Symposium 31, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Dolan, C. R., L. E. Miranda, and T. Henry. 2002. Electrofishing for crappies: electrical settings influence immobilization efficiency, injury, and mortality. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 22:1442-1451.
  • Miranda, L. E., R. E. Brock, and B. S. Dorr. 2002. Uncertainty of exploitation estimates made from tag returns. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 22:1358-1563 .
  • Miranda, L. E. 2002. Establishing size-based mortality caps. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 22:433-440.
  • Raborn, S. W., L. E. Miranda, and M. T. Driscoll. 2002. Effects of simulated removal of striped bass from a southeastern reservoir. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 22:406-417.
  • Miranda, L. E. 2001. A review of guidance and criteria for managing reservoirs and associated riverine environments to benefit fish and fisheries. Pages 93-141 in G. Marmulla, editor. Dams, Fish and Fisheries: Opportunities, Challenges and Conflict Resolution. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper 419, Rome, Italy.
  • Gomes, L. C., and L. E. Miranda. 2001. Hydrological and climatic factors limit phytoplankton biomass in the Upper Parana River Basin, Brazil. Hydrobiologia 457:205-214.
  • Miranda, L. E., J. A. Hargreaves, and S. W. Raborn. 2001. Predicting and managing risk of unsuitable dissolved oxygen in a eutrophic lake. Hydrobiologia 457:177-185.
  • Raborn, S. W., T. Will, and L. E. Miranda. 2001. An assessment of larval density and assemblage structure within midchannel and backwater habitats in a Mississippi stream. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 16:395-401.
  • Miranda, L. E. 2001. Crappie fisheries: managing with regulations. Lakeline 21(3):26-28.
  • Bettoli, P. W., and L. E. Miranda. 2001. Cautionary note about estimating mean length at age with subsampled data. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 21:425-428. Download  | 
  • Allen, M. S., and L. E. Miranda. 2001. Quasi-cycles in crappie populations are forced by interactions among population characteristics and environment. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 58:594-601.
  • Gomes, L. C., and L. E. Miranda. 2001. Riverine characteristics dictate composition of fish assemblages and limit fisheries in reservoirs of the Upper Parana River Basin. Regulated Rivers: Research and Management 17:67-76.
  • Miranda, L. E., and B. S. Dorr. 2000. Size selectivity of crappie angling. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 20:706-710.
  • Miranda, L. E., and M. S. Allen. 2000. Use of length limits to reduce variation in crappie fisheries. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 20:752-758.
  • Miranda, L. E., M. M. Driscoll, and M. S. Allen. 2000. Transient physicochemical microhabitats allow fish survival in inhospitable aquatic plant stands. Freshwater Biology 44:617-628.
  • Miranda, L. E., and H. L. Schramm, Jr. 2000. Selecting gear for monitoring fish assemblages. Pages 3-10 in I. G. Cowx, editor. Management and ecology of river fisheries. Fishing News Books, Oxford.
  • Schorr, M. S., and L. E. Miranda. 2000. Fish movements between the Mississippi River and an oxbow lake, Arkansas-Mississippi. Mississippi Water Resources Conference 30:86-94.
  • Miranda, L. E., and S. R. Raborn. 2000. From zonation to connectivity: fluvial ecology paradigms of the 20th century. Polskie Archiwum Hydrobiologii 47:5-19.
  • Miranda, L. E., A. A. Agostinho, and L. C. Gomes. 2000. Appraisal of the selective properties of gill nets and the implications for yield and value of the fisheries at Itaipu Reservoir, Brazil-Paraguay. Fisheries Research 45:105-116.
  • Miranda, L. E., and K. B. Hodges. 2000. Role of aquatic vegetation density on hypoxia and sunfish abundance in bays of a eutrophic reservoir. Hydrobiologia 427:51-57.
  • Agostinho, A. A., L. E. Miranda, L. M. Bini, L. C. Gomes, S. M. Thomaz, and H. I. Susuki. 1999. Patterns of colonization in neotropical reservoirs, and prognoses on aging. Pages 227-265 in J. G. Tundisi and M. Stra�kraba, editors. Theoretical Reservoir Ecology and its Applications. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands.
  • Driscoll, M. M., and L. E. Miranda. 1999. Diet ecology of yellow bass, Morone mississipiensis in an oxbow of the Mississippi River. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 14:477-486.
  • Miranda, L. E. 1999. Recreational catfish harvest in reservoirs in the USA. Fisheries Management and Ecology 6:499-514.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 8

Phd Students: 2

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 16

Scientific Publications: 61

Presentations: 74

 

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