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Leandro E. (Steve) Miranda

Adjunct Professor, Fisheries

Phone: 662-325-3217  Email: smiranda@usgs.gov

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Leandro E. (Steve) Miranda

2017
Miranda, L. E., K. R. Keretz, C. R. Gilliland. 2017. Gradients in catostomid assemblages along a reservoir cascade. River Research and Applications. Download


2017
Miranda, L. E., M. E. Colvin, A. C. Shamaskin, L. A. Bull, T. Holman, 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. Download


2017
Miranda, L.E. 2017. Reservoir fish habitat management. Lightning Press, Totowa, New Jersey. 306 pp.


2017
Miranda, L.E.., A.R. Omer, K.J. Killgore. 2017. Balancing lake ecological condition and agriculture irrigation needs in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment 246:354-360. Download


2017
Piana. P.A., B. F. Cardoso, J. Dias, L. C. Gomes, A. A. Agostinho, L. E. Miranda. 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). Download


2016
De Azevedo, R.F., L.E. Miranda, and L.C. Gomes. 2016. Contesting detrimental dams: a case study from southern Brazil. International Journal of River Basin Management 14(2). Download


2016
Faust, D.R., R.J. Kroger, L.E. Miranda, S.A. Rush. 2016. Nitrogen removal from agricultural drainage ditch sediments with amendments of organic carbon: Potential for an innovative best management practice. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 227(10). Article 378: 1-11. Download


2016
Krogman, R.M., L.E. Miranda. 2016. Rating of U.S. reservoirs relative to fish habitat condition. Lake and Reservoir Management 32:51-60. Download


2016
Miranda, L.E. 2016. Fishes in paleochannels of the lower Mississippi River alluvial valley: a National Treasure. Fisheries 41:578-588. Download


2016
Raines, C.D., L.E. Miranda. 2016. Role of riparian shade on the fish assemblage of a reservoir littoral. Environmental Biology of Fishes 99:753-760. Download


2015
Andrews, C.S., L.E. Miranda, R. Kroger. 2015. Fish and water quality in the forested wetlands adjacent to an oxbow lake. Southeastern Naturalist 14:623-634. Download


2015
Goetz, D.B., L.E. Miranda, R. Kroger, C.N. Andrews. 2015. The role of depth in regulating water quality and fish assemblages in oxbow lakes. Environmental Biology of Fishes 98(3):951-959. Download


2015
Krogman, R.M., L.E. Miranda. 2015. A classification system for large reservoirs of the conterminous United States. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. Download


2015
Miranda, L.E., and R.M. Krogman. 2015. Functional age as an indicator of reservoir senescence. Fisheries 40:170-176. Download


2015
Miranda, L.E., D.J. Dembkowski. 2015. Evidence for serial discontinuity in the fish community of a heavily impounded river. River Research and Applications. Download


2015
Miranda, L.E., J.D. Dagel, L.J. Kaczka, E.B. Mower, S.L. Wigen. 2015. Floodplains within reservoirs promote earlier spawning of white crappies Pomoxis annularis. Environmental Biology of Fishes 98:469-476. Download


2015
Miranda, L.E., J.M. Bies, D.A. Hann. 2015. Land use shapes fish assemblages in reservoirs of the Tennessee River. Marine and Freshwater Research 66:526-534. Download


2014
Andrews, C.S., L.E. Miranda, D.B. Goetz, R. Kroger. 2014. Spatial patterns of lacustrine fish assemblages in a catchment of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Aquatic Conservation. Download


2014
Cruz, B.B., L.E. Miranda, M. Cetra. 2014. Links between riparian landcover, instream environment and fish assemblages in headwater streams of south-eastern Brazil. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 22:607-616. Download


2014
Da Silva, P.S., M.C. Makrakis, L.E. Miranda, S. Makrakis, L. Assumpcao, S. Paula, J.H.P. Dias, H. Marques. 2014. Importance of reservoir tributaries to spawning of migratory fish in the Upper Parana River. River Research and Applications. Download


2014
Dembkowski, D.J., L.E. Miranda. 2014. Environmental variables measured at multiple spatial scales exert uneven influence on fish assemblages of floodplain lakes. Hydrobiologia 721:129-144. Download


2014
Goetz, D., R. Kroger, L. E. Miranda. 2014. Effects of smallmouth buffalo, Ictiobus bubalus biomass on water transparency, nutrients, and productivity in shallow experimental ponds. Bulletin of Environmental Contaminantion and Toxicology 92:503-508. Download


2014
Kaczka, L.J.,L.E. Miranda. 2014. Size of age-0 crappies (Pomoxis spp.) relative to reservoir habitats and water levels. Journal of Freshwater Ecology. Download


2014
Miranda, L.E. 2014. Fish in winter - changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes. Lakeline 34(4):28-31 Download


2014
Miranda, L.E. 2014. Monitoring fish distributions along electrofishing segments. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 186:8899-8905. Download


2014
Miranda, L.E., C.S. Andrews, R. Kroger. 2014. Connectedness of land use, nutrients, primary production, and fish assemblages in oxbow lakes. Aquatic Sciences 76:41-50. Download


2014
Miranda, L.E., K.J. Killgore. 2014. Fish depth distributions in the Lower Mississippi River. River Research and Applications 30:347-349. Download


2014
Miranda, L.E., S.L. Wigen, J.D. Dagel. 2014. Importance of floodplains to reservoir fish assemblages. River Research and Applications 30:338-346. Download


2013
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. Download


2013
Cruz, B.B., L.E. Miranda, M. Cetra. 2013. Links among riparian landcover, instream environment, and fish assemblage structure in headwater streams of south-eastern Brazil. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 22:607-616. Download


2013
Hutt, C.P. K.M. Hunt, S.F. Baker, S. Grado, 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. Download


2013
Kaczka, L.J., L.E. Miranda. 2013. Gradients of microhabitat and crappie (Pomoxis spp.) distributions in reservoir embayments. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 28:561-572. Download


2013
Miranda, L.E., R.M. Krogman. 2013. Environmental stresses afflicting tailwater stream reaches across the United States. River Research and Applications. Download


2013
Miranda, L.E., K.J. Killgore, J.J. Hoover. 2013. Fish assemblages in borrow-pit lakes of the Lower Mississippi River. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 142:596-605. Download


2013
Miranda, L.E., K.J. Killgore. 2013. Entrainment of shovelnose sturgeon by towboat navigation in the Upper Mississippi River. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 29:316-322. Download


2013
Miranda, L.E., K.O. Meals. 2013. Water levels shape fishing participation in flood-control reservoirs. Lake and Reservoir Management 29:82-86. Download


2013
Miranda, L.E., R.M. Krogman. 2013. Fish habitat impairment in U.S. reservoirs. Lakeline 33(1):19-24.


2013
Miranda, L.E.,S.W. Raborn. 2013. Interactions between striped bass and other game fish in reservoirs. American Fisheries Society Symposium 80:501-519.


2013
Mower, E., L.E. Miranda. 2013. Frameworks for amending reservoir water management. Lake and Reservoir Management 29:194-201. Download


2013
Mower, E.B., L.E. Miranda. 2013. Evaluating changes to reservoir rule curves using historical water level data. International Journal of River Basin Management 11:323-328. Download


2012
Dagel, J.D., 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. Download


2012
Dembkowski, D.J., 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. Download


2012
Evans, J.A., L.E. Miranda, J.P. Kirk. 2012. Implant and forget mechanism to interact with biota, in particular fauna that may outgrow available habitat and method of use thereof. Patent Number US 8,156,897 B2. Download


2012
Gomes L.C., C.K. Bulla, A.A. Agostinho, L. Vanconcelos, 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. Download


2012
Makrakis, M.C., L.E. Miranda, S. Makrakis, H.M. Fontes-Junior, W.G. Morlis, J.H.P. Dias, J.O. Garcia. 2012. Diversity in migratory patterns among Neotropical fishes in a highly regulated river basin. Journal of Fish Biology 81:866-881. Download


2012
Makrakis, M.C., P.C. Silva, S. Makrakis, A.F. Lima, S.P. Assumpcao, S. Paula, L.E. Miranda, J. 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.


2012
Makrakis, M.C., P.S. Silva, S. Makrakis, A.F. Lima, L. Assumpção, S. Paula, L.E. Miranda, 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.


2012
Meals, K.O., A.W Dunn, L.E. Miranda. 2012. Trolling intensifies exploitation of crappies in Mississippi Reservoirs. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 32:325-332. Download


2012
Miranda, L.E., J. N. Aycock, K. J. Killgore. 2012. A direct-gradient multivariate index of biotic condition. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 141:1637-1648. Download


2012
Schramm Jr., H.L., 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.


2011
Bulla, C.K., L.C. Gomes, L.E. Miranda, A.A. Agostinho. 2011. The ichthyofauna of drifting macrophyte mats in the Ivinhema River, upper Paraná River basin, Brazil. Neotropical Ichthyology 9(2):403-409. Download


2011
Dembkowski, D.J., 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. Download


2011
Killgore, K.J., L.E. Miranda, C.E. Murphy, D.M. Wolff, J.J. Hoover, T.M. Keevin, S.T. Maynord, 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. Download


2011
Makrakis, S., L.E. Miranda, L.C. Gomes, M.C. Makrakis, H.M.F. Junior. 2011. Ascent of Neotropical migratory fish in the Itaipu Reservoir fish pass. River Research and Applications 27:511-519 Download


2011
Miranda, L.E. 2011. Depth as an organizer of fish assemblages in floodplain lakes. Aquatic Sciences 73:211-221. Download


2011
Miranda, L.E., K.J. Killgore. 2011. Catfish spatial distribution in the free-flowing Mississippi River. American Fisheries Society Symposium 77:521-534.


2010
Miranda, L.E., K.M. Hunt. 2010. An index of reservoir habitat impairment. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 172:225-234. Download


2010
Miranda, L.E., M. Spickard, T. Dunn, K.M. Webb, J.N. Aycock, K.M. Hunt. 2010. Fish habitat degradation in U.S. reservoirs. Fisheries 35:175-184. Download


2010
Miranda, L.E., P.W. Bettoli. 2010. Large reservoirs. Pages 545-586 in W. Hubert and M. Quist, editors, Inland Fisheries Management in North America, Third Edition. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.


2010
Miranda, L.E., R.H. Kidwell. 2010. Unintended effects of electrofishing on nongame fishes. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 139:1315-1321. Download


2010
Miyazono, S., J.N. Aycock, L.E. Miranda, 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. Download


2009
Kashiwagi, M.T., L.E. Miranda. 2009. Influence of small impoundments on habitat and fish communities in headwater streams. Southeastern Naturalist 8:23-36. Download


2009
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.


2009
Miranda, L.E., 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.


2008
Evans, J.A., J.P. Kirk, L.E. Miranda. 2008. Systems and methods for controlling growth of aquatic plants utilizing bio-eroding means implanted in triploid grass carp. Patent Number US 7,350,479 B2.


2008
Miranda, L.E. 2008. Extending the scale of reservoir management. American Fisheries Society Symposium 62:75-102.


2008
Miranda, L.E., M. Kratochvíl. 2008. Boat electrofishing catch relative to electrode arrangement. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 137:1358-1362. Download


2008
Miranda, L.E., M. Habrat, S. Miyazono. 2008. Longitudinal gradients along a reservoir cascade. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 137:1851-1865. Download


2007
Evans, J.A., J.P. Kirk, L.E. Miranda. 2007. Release mechanism to interact with biota, in particular fauna that may outgrow available habitat. Patent Number US 7,156,049 B2.


2007
Makrakis, M.C., L.E. Miranda, S. Makrakis, A.M.M. Xavier, H.M. Fontes, W.G. Morlis. 2007. Migratory movements of pacu, Pairactus mesopotamicus, in the Parana River Basin. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 23:700-704. Download


2007
Makrakis, M.C., L.E., Miranda, S. Makrakis, D. Rodriguez-Fernandez, J.O. Garcia, J.H. Pinheiro-Dias. 2007. Movement patterns of armado, Pterodoras granulosus, in the Paraná River Basin. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 16:410-416. Download


2007
Miranda, L.E. 2007. Approximate sample sizes required to index length distributions. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 136:409-415. Download


2007
Miranda, L.E., 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. Download


2007
Miranda, L.E., P.W. Bettoli. 2007. Mortality. Pages 229-278 in C. Guy and M. Brown, editors. Analysis and interpretation of freshwater fisheries data. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.


2007
Raborn, S.W., L.E. Miranda, M.T. Driscoll. 2007. Prey supply and predator demand in a reservoir of the Southeastern United States. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 136(1):12-23. Download


2006
Thomas, R.M., L.E. Miranda, J. P. Kirk. 2006. Feasibility of an implantable capsule for limiting lifespan of grass carp. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 44:80-89.


2005
Miranda, L.E. 2005. Catch rates relative to angler party size with implications for monitoring angler success. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 134:1005-1010. Download


2005
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. Download


2005
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. Download


2005
Miranda, L.E., A.B. Spencer. 2005. Understanding the output of a Smith-Root GPP electrofisher. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 25:848-852. Download


2005
Olive, J.A., L.E. Miranda, W.D. Hubbard. 2005. Centrarchid assemblages in Mississippi state-operated fishing lakes. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 25:7-16. Download


2004
Agostinho, A.A., L. Rodrigues, L.C. Gomes, S. M. Thomas, L.E. Miranda, editors. 2004. Structure and functioning of the Paraná River and its floodplain. Maringa State University Press, Paraná, Brazil.


2004
Dolan, C.R., L.E. Miranda. 2004. Injury and mortality of warmwater fishes immobilized by electrofishing. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 24:118-127.Download


2004
Eggleton, M.A., L.E. Miranda, J.P. Kirk. 2004. Assessing the potential for fish predation to impact zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha): insight from bioenergetics models. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 13:85-95. Download


2004
Miranda, L.E., C.R. Dolan. 2004. Electrofishing power requirements in relation to duty cycle. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 24:55-62 Download


2004
Miranda, L.E., 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. Download


2004
Raborn, S.W., L.E. Miranda, 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. Download


2003
Dolan, C.R., L.E. Miranda. 2003. Immobilization thresholds of electrofishing relative to fish size. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 132:969-977. Download


2003
Eggleton, M.A., L.E. Miranda, J.P. Kirk. 2003. Potential for predation by fishes to impact zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha): insight from bioenergetics models. Aquatic Nuisance Species Research Program, US Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, DC. Download


2003
Miranda, L.E. 2003. Collaborative management of river basins. Ecohydrology and Hydrobiology 3:7-15.


2003
Miranda, L.E., C.R. Dolan. 2003. Test of a power transfer model for standardized electrofishing. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 132:1179-1185. Download


2003
Raborn, S.W., L.E. Miranda, M.T. Driscoll. 2003. Modeling predation as a source of mortality for piscivorous fishes in a Southeastern reservoir. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 132:560-575. Download


2002
Dolan, C.R., L.E. Miranda, T. Henry. 2002. Electrofishing for crappies: electrical settings influence immobilization efficiency, injury, and mortality. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 22:1442-1451. Download


2002
Gomes, L.C., L.E. Miranda, and A.A. Agostinho. 2002. Fishery yield in relation to phytoplankton biomass in reservoirs of the Upper Paraná River, Brazil. Fisheries Research 55:335-340. Download


2002
Miranda, L.E. 2002. Establishing size-based mortality caps. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 22:433-440. Download


2002
Miranda, L.E., E.D. Dibble. 2002. An ecological foundation for black bass management. Pages 433-453 in Black Bass Biology and Management. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.


2002
Miranda, L.E., R.E. Brock, B.S. Dorr. 2002. Uncertainty of exploitation estimates made from tag returns. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 22:1358-1563. Download


2002
Raborn, S.W., L.E. Miranda, M.T. Driscoll. 2002. Effects of simulated removal of striped bass from a southeastern reservoir. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 22:406-417. Download


2001
Allen, M.S., 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. Download


2001
Bettoli, P.W., 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


2001
Gomes, L.C., L.E. Miranda. 2001. Hydrological and climatic factors limit phytoplankton biomass in the Upper Paraná River Basin, Brazil. Hydrobiologia 457:205-214. Download


2001
Gomes, L.C., L.E. Miranda. 2001. Riverine characteristics dictate composition of fish assemblages and limit fisheries in reservoirs of the Upper Paraná River Basin. Regulated Rivers: Research and Management 17:67-76. Download


2001
Miranda, L.E. 2001. Crappie fisheries: managing with regulations. Lakeline 21(3):26-28.


2001
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 Dams, Fish and Fisheries: Opportunities, Challenges and Conflict Resolution. Download


2001
Miranda, L.E., J.A. Hargreaves, S.W. Raborn. 2001. Predicting and managing risk of unsuitable dissolved oxygen in a eutrophic lake. Hydrobiologia 457:177-185. Download


2001
Raborn, S.W., T. Will, L.E. Miranda. 2001. An assessment of larval fish density and assemblage structure within mid-channel and backwater habitats in a Mississippi stream. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 16:395-401.


2000
Miranda, L.E., A.A. Agostinho, 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. Download


2000
Miranda, L.E., B.S. Dorr. 2000. Size selectivity of crappie angling. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 20:706-710. Download


2000
Miranda, L.E., H.L. Schramm, Jr. 2000. Selecting gear for monitoring fish assemblages. Pages 3-13 in I.G. Cowx, editor. Management and ecology of river fisheries. Fishing News Books, Blackwell Science, Oxford, U.K.


2000
Miranda, L.E., K.B. Hodges. 2000. Role of aquatic vegetation density on hypoxia and sunfish abundance in bays of a eutrophic reservoir. Hydrobiologia 427:51-57. Download


2000
Miranda, L.E., M.M. Driscoll, M.S. Allen. 2000. Transient physicochemical microhabitats allow fish survival in inhospitable aquatic plant stands. Freshwater Biology 44:617-628. Download


2000
Miranda, L.E., M.S. Allen. 2000. Use of length limits to reduce variation in crappie fisheries. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 20:752-758. Download


2000
Miranda, L.E., S.R. Raborn. 2000. From zonation to connectivity: fluvial ecology paradigms of the 20th century. Polskie Archiwum Hydrobiologii 47:5-19.


2000
Schorr, M.S., L.E. Miranda. 2000. Fish movements between the Mississippi River and an oxbow lake, Arkansas-Mississippi. Mississippi Water Resources Conference 30:86-94. Download


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Andrews, C.N., R. Kröger, L.E. Miranda. 2012. Predicting nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations using chlorophyll-a fluorescence and turbidity. Pages 155-159 in Proceedings, Mississippi Water Resources Association, Jackson, MS. Download


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