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Mississippi Technical Publications

  • Miranda, L.E., and R.M. Krogman. 2013. Fish habitat impairment in U.S. reservoirs. Lakeline 33(1):19-24.
  • Patrick Kroboth, Jason R. Herrala, Nathan M. Kuntz, Dylan Hann, Jared Porter, Tyler Young, and Harold L. Schramm, Jr. 2013. Habitat Use and Selection by Adult Pallid Sturgeon in the Lower Mississippi River: Report for 2007 – 2013. Report submitted to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Little Rock, Arkansas. Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Mississippi State, Mississippi.
  • Schramm, H.L., Jr., and N.M. Kuntz. 2011. Pallid sturgeon habitat use and movement in the lower Mississippi River 2009-2011. Annual report submitted to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Little Rock, Arkansas. Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Mississippi State, Mississippi.
  • Herrala, J.R., and H.L. Schramm, Jr. 2011. Movement and Habitat Use of Pallid Sturgeon in the Old River and the Atchafalaya River. Report for 2010. Annual report submitted to Louisiana Hydroelectric, Vidalia, Louisiana. Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Mississippi State, Mississippi.
  • 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.
  • Vilella, F. J., and M. D. Palumbo. 2010. Rapid assessment and habitat suitability modeling for Solanum conocarpum in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Final Report Unit Cooperative Agreement 14-45-0009-1543-88. USGS Cooperative Research Unit, Mississippi State.
  • 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.
  • Vilella, F. J., and M. D. Palumbo. 2010. Influence of latitudinal and climatic variation on spring gobbling phenology of the Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo in Mississippi. Final Report, Project W-48-57, USGS Cooperative Research Unit, Mississippi State.
  • Schramm, H.L., Jr., and N.M. Kuntz. 2010. Pallid sturgeon habitat use and movement in the lower Mississippi River 2009-2010. Annual report submitted to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Little Rock, Arkansas. Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Mississippi State, Mississippi.
  • Herrala, J.R., and H.L. Schramm, Jr. 2010. Movement and Habitat Use of Pallid Sturgeon in the Old River and the Atchafalaya River. Report for 2009. Annual report submitted to Louisiana Hydroelectric, Vidalia, Louisiana. Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Mississippi State, Mississippi.
  • Vilella, F. J., and R. González. 2009. Geographic distribution of the Puerto Rican Nightjar: a patch occupancy approach. Final Report, Cooperative Agreement No. 011406-001, USGS Biological Resources Division, Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Mississippi State, MS. 23 pp.
  • Schramm, H.L., Jr., and N.C. Hodgins. 2009. Development of a bioenergetics model for black carp to predict consumption and growth. Final report submitted to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Atlanta, Georgia. Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Mississippi State, Mississippi.
  • Schramm, H.L., Jr., and P. Mirick. 2009. Pallid sturgeon habitat use and movement in the lower Mississippi River. Annual report submitted to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Little Rock, Arkansas. Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Mississippi State, Mississippi.
  • Schramm, H.L., and W.O. Dunn, III. 2009. Movement and habitat use of pallid sturgeon in the Old River and the Atchafalaya River. Annual report submitted to Louisiana Hydroelectric, Vidalia, Louisiana. Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Mississippi State, Mississippi.
  • Miranda, L.E., J.N. Aycock, S. Miyazono, and T.E. Tietjen. 2008. Biotic integrity of alluvial lakes in the Yazoo River Basin. Completion 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.
  • Hunt, K., S. Grado, and L.E. Miranda. 2008. A social and economic analysis of the recreational fisheries in Mississippi flood control reservoirs. Freshwater Fisheries Report No. 250, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Jackson.
  • Schramm, H.L., Jr., and T.O. Dunn, III. 2008. Summer movement and habitat use of pallid sturgeon in the Old River and the Atchafalaya River. Annual report submitted to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Jackson, MS. Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Mississippi State, Mississippi.
  • Miranda, L.E., J.N. Aycock, S. Miyazono, C.J. Steffen, and T.E. Tietjen. 2007. Biotic integrity of alluvial lakes in the Yazoo River Basin. Completion 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.
  • Schramm, H.L., Jr., and N.C. Hodgins. 2007. Development of a bioenergetics model for black carp to predict consumption and growth. Annual report, 1 June 2006-31 May 2007. Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Mississippi State, Mississippi.
  • Hunt, K., L.E. Miranda, and S. Grado. 2007. A social and economic analysis of the recreational fisheries in Mississippi flood control reservoirs. Freshwater Fisheries Report No. 250, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Jackson.
  • Schramm, H.L., Jr., and A.B. Spencer. 2006. A spatial analysis of aquatic habitat change in the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. Final report. Submitted to Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Jackson.
  • Vilella, F. J., and G. A. Baldassarre. 2007. Neotropical Migrant Bird Conservation in Private Lands of the Venezuelan Llanos. Final Report, Cooperative Agreement No.14-45-009-1543-76, U. S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Mississippi State, MS. 120 pp.
  • Miranda, L.E. 2006. Monitoring protocols for inland fisheries. Freshwater Fisheries Report Number 399, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Jackson.
  • Llerandi-Rom�n, and F. J. Vilella. 2006. Red-tailed Hawk home range, habitat use, and activity patterns in north-central Puerto Rico. Final Report, U. S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Mississippi State, MS. 189 pp.
  • Schramm, H.L., Jr., and N.C. Hodgins. 2006. Development of a bioenergetics model for black carp to predict consumption and growth. Annual report, 1 June 2005-31 May 2006. Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Mississippi State, Mississippi.
  • Schramm, H.L., Jr., R.M. Minnis, A.B. Spencer, and R.T. Theel. 2006. Spatial analysis of aquatic habitat change in the Arkansas reach of the Arkansas River. Final report submitted to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Mississippi State, Mississippi.
  • Miranda, L.E., J. Wilkens, M. Kashiwagi, A. Spencer, L. D'Abramo, and H. Schramm. 2006. Assessment of Gulf Coast walleye: development of hatchery production and stocking methods. Freshwater Fisheries Report Number 247, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Jackson.
  • Cruz-Burgos, J.A., F. J. Vilella, and R. M. Kaminski. 2005. Response of aquatic invertebrate, plant, and avian communities to experimental manipulations of coastal wetlands of the Humacao Nature Reserve, Puerto Rico. Final Report, Project W-22-1, U. S. Geological Survey Biological Resources Division, Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Mississippi State, MS. 187 pp.
  • Lopez-Flores, M., F. J. Vilella, and R. M. Kaminski. 2005. White-cheeked Pintail Anas bahamensis survival, movements, and habitat use in Puerto Rico. Final Report, Project W-22-2, U. S. Geological Survey Biological Resources Division, Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Mississippi State, MS. 175 pp.
  • Miranda, L.E. 2005. Densities of juvenile fish relative to water regime, and analysis of the electrofishing monitoring program. Completion Report submitted to Tennessee Valley Authority. Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Mississippi State, Mississippi.
  • Vilella, F. J., and W. F. Nimitz. 2005. Use and movement patterns of the Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis in occupied Puerto Rican Parrot Amazona vittata habitat. Final Report, Cooperative Agreement No.14-45-009-1543-61, U. S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Mississippi State, MS. 120 pp.
  • Miranda, L.E., M. Kashiwagi, J. Wilkens, A. Kelly, R. Campbell, A. Spencer, L. D'Abramo and H. Schramm. 2004. Restoration of the Gulf Coast walleye: development of hatchery production and stocking methods. Freshwater Fisheries Report Number 391, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Jackson.
  • Miranda, L.E., M. Kashiwagi, J. Wilkens, A. Kelly, R. Campbell, A. Spencer, L. D?Abramo and H. Schramm. 2004. Restoration of the Gulf Coast walleye: development of hatchery production and stocking methods. Freshwater Fisheries Report Number 391, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Jackson.
  • Miranda, L.E., P. Guggarigoudar, and V. Mittali. 2004. Development of monitoring protocols. Freshwater Fisheries Report Number 393, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Jackson.
  • Schramm, H.L., Jr., J. Grizzle, L. Hanson, and G. Gilliland. 2004. Improving survival of tournament-caught bass and the effects of tournament handling on largemouth bass virus disease. Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Mississippi State, Mississippi
  • Hengstenberg, D. H., and F. J. Vilella. 2004. Reproductive biology, abundance and movement patterns of the Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus brunnescens in a moist limestone forest of Puerto Rico. Final Report, Cooperative Agreement No.14-45-009-1543-59. U. S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Mississippi State, MS. 119 pp.
  • Bennett, J. M. and F. J. Vilella. 2004. Survival of Mourning Doves (Zenaida macroura) in northeast Mississippi. Final Report, U. S. Geological Survey Biological Resources, Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Mississippi State, MS. 64 pp.
  • Eggleton, M.A., L.E. Miranda, and J.P. Kirk. 2003. Potential for predation by fishes to impact zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha): insight from bioenergetics models. Aquatic Nuisance Species Research Program, ERDC/EL TR-03-22, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Washington, D.C.
  • Vilella, F. J., R. B. Minnis, R. D. Elmore, J. L. Bowman, D. L. Evans, and J. W. McCombs. 2003. A GAP Analysis of Mississippi. Final Report, Cooperative Agreement No. 14-45-0009-1544-44. U. S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Mississippi State, MS. 712 pp.
  • Welch, L. W., F. J. Vilella, and D. A. Miller. 2003. Roost site selection, movements, and habitat use of red bats (Vespertilionidae: Lasiurus borealis) in an intensively managed pine forest in Mississippi. Final report submitted to Weyerhaeuser Corporation, National Council of the Paper Industry for Air and Stream Improvement, and Bat Conservation International. Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Mississippi State, MS. 92 pp.
  • Schramm, H.L., Jr., J.M. Hart, L.A. Hanson, and L.E. Miranda. 2003. Genetic identification of larval and adult Gulf coast walleye in Luxapallila Creek. Final report. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile, AL.
  • Miranda, L.E. 2002. Development of monitoring protocols. Freshwater Fisheries Report Number 361, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Jackson.
  • Miranda, L.E., C.R. Dolan, and L. Petrie-Hanson. 2002. Effects of electrofishing configuration on catch efficiency and injury rates of warmwater fishes. Fisheries Management Section, American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Gilliland, G. and H. Schramm. 2002. Keeping bass alive. Bass Anglers Sportsman Society, Montgomery, Alabama.
  • Schramm, H.L., Jr., J.M. Hart, and L.E. Miranda. 2002. Spawning of Gulf coast strain walleye in Luxapallila Creek, Mississippi. Final Report, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, Mobile, Alabama.
  • Elmore, R. D. and F. J. Vilella. 2002. Landscape correlates and variability in mourning dove abundance along call-count routes in Mississippi. Final Project Report W-48-45 to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. U. S. Geological Survey Biological Resources Division, Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Mississippi State, MS. 126 pp.
  • Schramm, H.L., Jr., J.R. Davis, L.E. Miranda, S.W. Raborn, D.W. Simons, and T. Will. 2001. Movement, spawning, and recruitment of Gulf coast walleye and status of the fish community in Luxapallila Creek, Mississippi. Final Report. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, Mobile, Alabama.
  • Reynolds, C. J. and F. J. Vilella. 2001. Avian community ecology and forest management practices in pine and hardwood ecosystems of north-central Mississippi: effects on avian community dynamics and conservation. Final Report, Unit Cooperative Agreement No. 14-45-009-1543-62. U. S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Mississippi State, MS. 139 pp.
  • Wood, D. R., L.W. Burger, Jr., and F. J. Vilella. 2001. Multi-resolution assessment of foraging requirements of the Red-cockaded Woodpecker (Picoides borealis) in Bienville National Forest, Mississippi. Final Report, U. S. Geological Survey Biological Resources Division, Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Mississippi State, MS. 223 pp.
  • Vilella, F.J.. 2001. Caribbean islands look up to the Atlantic Coast Joint Venture. Birdscapes/Winter 2001:28-29.
  • Miranda, L.E. 2000. A review of guidance and criteria for managing reservoirs and associated riverine environments to benefit fish and fisheries. World Commission on Dams Thematic Reviews, World Commission on Dams Secretariat, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Collazo, J.A., F.J. Vilella, T.H. White, and S.A. Guerrero. 2000. Survival, use of habitat and movement of captive-reared Hispaniolan Parrots released in historical, occupied habitat: implications for the recovery of the Puerto Rican Parrot. Final Report. U. S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, North Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Raleigh, NC. 93 pp.
  • Cruz, J. A., F. J. Vilella, and R. M. Kaminski. 2000. Response of aquatic invertebrate, plant,and avian communities to experimental manipulations of neotropical coastal moist-soil habitats. Annual Report Project W-22-1. U. S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Mississippi State, MS. 6 pp.
  • Lopez, M, F. J. Vilella, and R. M. Kaminski. 2000. White-cheeked Pintail Anas bahamensis hen and duckling survival at Humacao Wildlife Refuge, Puerto Rico. Annual Report Project W-22-2. U. S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Mississippi State, MS. 4 pp.
  • Minnis, R. B. and F. J. Vilella. 2000. GAP Analysis for conservation of biodiversityin the state of Mississippi. Annual Report. U. S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Mississippi State, MS. 2 pp.
  • Reynolds, C. J. and F. J. Vilella. 2000. Forest management practices in pine-hardwood ecosystems of north-central Mississippi: effects on avian community dynamics and conservation. Annual Report. U. S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Mississippi State, MS. 6 pp.
  • Schramm, H. L., Jr., and M. A. Eggleton. 1999. Lower Mississippi River fisheries investigations: 1997. Annual Report to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi Valley Division, Vicksburg, Mississippi. (Keywords: Mississippi River, populations, habitat alteration) (FY1999)
  • Schramm, H. L., Jr., D. A. Gill, and C. A. Walker. 2000. Measurement of Mississippi angler characteristics. Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. Freshwater Fisheries Report Number 197. Completion Report. Jackson. (Keywords: angler survey, human dimensions, Mississippi) (FY2000)
  • Schramm, H. L., Jr., M. A. Eggleton, and R. B. Minnis. 2000. Spatial analysis of floodplain habitat critical to lower Mississippi River fishes. Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Mississippi State, Mississippi. (Keywords: Mississippi River, floodplains, spatial analysis) (FY2000)
  • Schramm, H. L., Jr., T. O. Smith, D. A. Gill, and J. T. Forbes. 2000. Measurement of Mississippi angler characteristics. Annual Report. Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Jackson. (Keywords: angler survey, human dimensions, Mississippi) (FY2000)
  • Collazo, J. A., F. J. Vilella, T. H. White, and S. A. Guerrero. 2000. Survival, use of habitat and movement of captive-reared Hispaniolan Parrots released in historical, occupied habitat: implications for the recovery of the Puerto Rican Parrot. Final Report. U. S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, North Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Raleigh, NC. 93 pp. (Keywords: Amazon parrots, conservation biology, population restoration, tropical ecology) (FY2000)
  • Elmore, R. E. and F. J. Vilella. 2000. Landscape and habitat analysis of mourning dove Zenaida macroura call-count routes in Mississippi. Annual Report, Federal Aid to Wildlife, Project W-48-45, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, Jackson. (Keywords: mourning dove, landscape ecology, population trends) (FY2000)
  • Elmore, R. E. and F.J. Vilella. 2000. Landscape and habitat analysis of mourning dove Zenaida macroura call-count routes in Mississippi. U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Webless Migratory Game Bird Research Program. 1999 Project Abstracts:30. (Keywords: mourning dove, landscape ecology, population trends) (FY2000)
  • Fogarty, J. H. and F. J. Vilella. 1999. Geographic distribution, community ecology, and habitat use of Eleutherodactylus frogs in Cordillera Forests of Puerto Rico. Final Report, Unit Cooperative Agreement No. 14-45-009-1543-39. U. S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Mississippi State, MS. 150 pp. (Keywords: amphibian conservation, biodiversity, Caribbean, Eleutherodactylus, Puerto Rico) (FY2000)
  • Minnis, R. B. and F. J. Vilella. 2000. Monitoring Neotropical migrant birds in National Forests of Mississippi. Final Report. U. S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Mississippi State, MS. 52 pp.
  • Vilella, F. J. 2000. GAP Analysis for Conservation of Biodiversity in Mississippi. Page 13 in Annual Report FY 2000, Forest & Wildlife Research Center, Mississippi State University. (Keywords: biodiversity, conservation, GAP Analysis, Mississippi) (FY2000)
 

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

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