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Leandro Miranda

Leandro Miranda.


  • Ph D Mississippi State University 1986
  • MS Auburn University 1981
  • BS Morehead State University 1977

Research Interests

Fish populations and fish communities in reservoirs and floodplain lakes

Teaching Interests

Fisheries science and management of standing water bodies and their watersheds

Research Publications

  • Miranda, L.E., L.A. Bull, M.E. Colvin, W.D. Hubbard, and L.L. Pugh. 2018. Segmentation of Mississippi lakes. Lake and Reservoir Management.
  • Omer, A.R., L.E. Miranda, M.T. Moore, J. Krutz, J.M. Prince Czarnecki, R. Krӧger, B.H. Baker, J. Hogue, and P.J. Allen. 2018. Reduction of suspended solid and nutrient loss from agricultural lands by tailwater recovery systems. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 73(3):284-297.
  • Granzotti, R.V., L.E. Miranda, A.A. Agostinho, and L.C. Gomes. 2018. Downstream impacts of dams: shifts on invertivorous fish assemblages. Aquatic Sciences 80:28
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Current Projects

Completed Projects


  • Management of Impounded River Basins (2018)
  • Advanced Fisheries Science (2017)
  • Management of Impounded River Basins (2016)
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Mississippi University Committees and Workgroups

  • Leandro MirandaMember, Promotion and Tenure Committee (May 2006 - May 2009)
  • Leandro MirandaMember, Fisheries Extension Search Committee (July 2007 - December 2007)

Technical Publications

  • Miranda, L.E., and R.M. Krogman. 2013. Fish habitat impairment in U.S. reservoirs. Lakeline 33(1):19-24.
  • Miranda, L.E., J.D. Dagel, and S.L. Wigen. 2010. Promoting crappie recruitment in Northwest Mississippi reservoirs. Progress Report submitted to Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Jackson.
  • Miranda, L.E., T. Alferman, and D. Dembkowsky. 2010. Biotic integrity of alluvial lakes in the Yazoo River Basin. Progress Report submitted to U.S. Army Corps of Engineer, Engineer Research and Development Center, Waterways Experiment Station. Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Mississippi State, Mississippi.
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 14

Scientific Publications: 52

Presentations: 64

Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
  2. Mississippi State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute