Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Mississippi
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Mississippi Staff Member


Leandro Miranda

Leandro Miranda.

Unit Leader
Phone: (662) 325 - 3217
Email: smiranda@usgs.gov
Faculty Email: lem10@msstate.edu
Faculty Website

Education

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

Teaching Interest

Fisheries science and management of standing water bodies and their watersheds

Research Interest

Fish populations and fish communities in reservoirs and floodplain lakes

Research Publications Publication Date
da Silva, P.S., L.E. Miranda, S. Makrakis, L. de Assumpçãoa, J.H. Pinheiro Dias, and M. Cavicchioli Makrakis. 2019. Tributaries as biodiversity preserves in the severely impounded Upper Paraná River: an ichthyoplankton perspective from the severely impounded Upper Parana River. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 29:258-269. February 2019
Whelan, G.E., D.M. Day, J. Casselman, L. Gephart, C.J. Hall, J. Lichatowich, M. Matylewich, L.E. Miranda, L. Roulson, P.D. Shirey, N. Mercado-Silva, J. Waldman, and D. Winters. 2020. Tracking fisheries through time: The American Fisheries Society as an historical lens. Fisheries 45:392-426. https://doi.org/10.1002/fsh.10457 | Abstract May 2020
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. November 2006
Schumann, D.A., M.E. Colvin, L.E. Miranda, and D.T. Jones-Farrand. 2020. Occurrence and co-occurrence patterns of gar in river-floodplain habitats: methods to leverage species interactions to benefit distributional models. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 40:622-637. https://afspubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/nafm.10402 June 2020
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. August 2012
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. June 2000
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 August 2016
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. October 2001
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. March 2007
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. November 2004
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. April 2003
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. June 2002
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 September 2017
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. May 2018
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. March 2005
Norris, D.M., M.E. Colvin, L.E. Miranda, and M.A. Lashley. 2021. Supplemental habitat is reservoir dependent: Identifying optimal planting decision using Bayesian Decision Networks. Journal of Environmental Management. doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.114139 | Abstract December 2021
Norris, D.M., Hatcher, H.R., Colvin, M.E., Coppola, G., Lashley, M.A., and Miranda, L.E. 2020. Assessing establishment and growth of agricultural plantings on reservoir mudflats. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 40:394-3405. doi.org/10.1002/nafm.10419 | Abstract April 2020
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. September 2013
Mower, E., and L.E. Miranda. 2013. Frameworks for amending reservoir water management. Lake and Reservoir Management 29:194–201. September 2013
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 August 2010
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. June 2017
Miranda, L.E., and S.W. Raborn.2013. Interactions between striped bass and other gamefish in reservoirs. American Fisheries Society Symposium 80:501-520. . April 2013
Miranda, L.E., and R.M. Krogman. 2015. Functional age as an indicator of reservoir senescence. Fisheries 40:170-176. April 2015
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. March 2014
Miranda, L.E., and R.H. Kidwell. 2010. Unintended effects of electrofishing on nongame fishes. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 139:1315-1321. August 2010
Miranda, L.E., and P.W. Bettoli. 2019. Largemouth bass natural history. Pages 1-27 in J.H. Tidwell, S.D. Coyle, and L.A. Bright, eds. Largemouth bass aquaculture. 5M Publishing, Sheffield, UK. May 2019
Miranda, L.E., and M.E. Colvin. 2017. Sampling for age and growth estimation. Pages 107-126 in M.C. Quist and D.A. Isermann, editors. Age and growth of fishes: principles and techniques. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland. November 2017
Miranda, L.E., and K.O. Meals. 2013. Water levels shape fishing participation in flood-control reservoirs. Lake and Reservoir Management 29:82-86. March 2013
Miranda, L.E., and K.M. Hunt. 2011. An index of habitat impairment for reservoirs. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 172:225-234. December 2010
Miranda, L.E., and K.J. Killgore. 2020. Longitudinal distribution of uncommon fishes in a species-rich basin. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.3262 January 2020
Miranda, L.E., and K.J. Killgore. 2019. Abundance-occupancy patterns in a riverine fish assemblage. Freshwater Biology 64:2221-2233. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/fwb.13408 November 2019
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. February 2013
Miranda, L.E., and K.J. Killgore. 2011. Catfish spatial distribution in the free-flowing Mississippi River. American Fisheries Society Symposium 77:521-534. September 2011
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. March 2016
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. February 2013
Miranda, L.E., Raines, C.D. 2019. Reservoir diel water quality patterns relative to riparian shade. Lake and Reservoir Management 35:148–155. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10402381.2019.1570573 | Abstract April 2019
Miranda, L.E., R.V. Granzotti, and D.J. Dembkowski. 2019. Gradients in fish feeding guilds along a reservoir cascade. Aquatic Sciences 81:15. January 2019
Miranda, L.E., N.M. Faucheux, and K.M. Lakin. 2021. Fishing gear performance nearshore is substantiated by spatial analyses. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11160-021-09683-7 | Abstract September 2021
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. March 2017
Miranda, L.E., M.C. Rhodes, Y. Allen, and K.J. Killgore. 2021. An inventory and typology of permanent floodplain lakes in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley: A first step to conservation planning. Aquatic Sciences https://doi.org/10.1007/s00027-020-00775-3 | Abstract January 2021
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. May 2010
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. https://doi.org./10.1080/10402381.2018.1481469 August 2018
Miranda, L.E., Keretz, K.R., Gilliland, C.R. 2017. Gradients in catostomid assemblages along a reservoir cascade. River Research and Applications 33:983-990. April 2017
Miranda, L.E., K.M. Lakin, and N.M. Faucheux. 2021. Habitat associations of black bass in a reservoir system. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 150:538-547. https://doi.org/10.1002/tafs.10302 | Abstract April 2021
Miranda, L.E., K.J. Killgore, and W.T. Slack. 2019. Spatial organization of fish diversity in a species-rich basin. River Research and Applications. https://doi.org/10.1002/rra.3392 January 2019
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. March 2013
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. November 2012
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 January 2015
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. May 2014
Miranda, L.E., J.A. Martínez-Lanfranco, and K.J. Killgore. 2019. Wetlands and development influence fish diversity in a species-rich small river. Environmental Biology of Fishes 102:873-886. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10641-019-00876-5 April 2019
Miranda, L.E., G. Coppola, and J. Boxrucker. 2020. Reservoir fish habitats: a perspective on coping with climate change. Reviews in Fisheries Science & Aquaculture 28:478-498. https://doi.org/10.1080/23308249.2020.1767035 | Abstract May 2020
Miranda, L.E., G. Coppola, H.R. Hatcher, M.B. Jargowsky, Z.S. Moran, and M.C. Rhodes. 2020. A bird’s-eye view of reservoirs in the Mississippi Basin tips a need for large-scale coordination. Fish and Fisheries. https://doi.org/10.1111/faf.12509 | Abstract September 2020
Miranda, L.E., D.M. Norris, V.R. Starnes, N.M. Faucheux, and T. Holman. 2019. Stock-recruitment dynamics of a freshwater clupeid. Fisheries Research 221:105378. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165783619302334?via%3Dihub September 2019
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. January 2014
Miranda, L.E. and K.J. Killgore. 2014. Fish depth distributions in the Lower Mississippi River. River Research and Applications 30:347-349. March 2013
Miranda, L.E. 2017. Reservoir fish habitat management. Lightning Press, Totowa, New Jersey. January 2017
Miranda, L.E. 2016. Fish in paleochannels of the Lower Mississippi River alluvial valley. Fisheries 41:578-588 . September 2016
Miranda, L.E. 2014. Monitoring fish distributions along electrofishing segments. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 186:8899–8905. September 2014
Miranda, L.E. 2014. Changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes. LakeLine 2014(Winter)28-31. February 2015
Miranda, L.E. 2011. Depth as an organizer of fish assemblages in floodplain lakes. Aquatic Sciences 73:211-221. February 2011
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. May 2000
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 September 2007
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. December 2000
Miranda, L. E., and M. Kratochv�l. 2008. Boat electrofishing catch relative to electrode arrangement. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 137:1358-1362. August 2008
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. January 2000
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. August 2009
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. June 2000
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. February 2004
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. January 2003
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. March 2007
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 March 2004
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. September 2003
Miranda, L. E., and B. S. Dorr. 2000. Size selectivity of crappie angling. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 20:706-710. December 2000
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. October 2004
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 . November 2002
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. September 2000
Miranda, L. E., M. Habrat, and S. Miyazono. 2008. Longitudinal gradients along a reservoir cascade. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 137:1851–1865. November 2008
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. October 2001
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. April 2000
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. August 2009
Miranda, L. E. 2009. Extending the scale of reservoir management. American Fisheries Society Symposium 62:75-102. January 2009
Miranda, L. E. 2007. Approximate sample sizes required to index length distributions. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 136:409-415 May 2007
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. April 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. September 2005
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. June 2005
Miranda, L. E. 2003. Collaborative management of river basins. Ecohydrology and Hydrobiology 3:7-15. May 2003
Miranda, L. E. 2002. Establishing size-based mortality caps. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 22:433-440. June 2002
Miranda, L. E. 2001. Crappie fisheries: managing with regulations. Lakeline 21(3):26-28. September 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 G. Marmulla, editor. Dams, Fish and Fisheries: Opportunities, Challenges and Conflict Resolution. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper 419, Rome, Italy. December 2001
Miranda, L. E. 1999. Recreational catfish harvest in reservoirs in the USA. Fisheries Management and Ecology 6:499-514. November 1999
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. May 2012
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. January 2011
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. December 2012
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. November 2012
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. May 2007
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. October 2007
Krogman, R.M., and L.E. Miranda. 2016. Rating U.S. reservoirs relative to fish habitat condition. Lake and Reservoir Management 32:51-60 . February 2016
Krogman, R.M., and L.E. Miranda. 2015. A classification system for large reservoirs of the conterminous U. S. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. February 2015
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. May 2011
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. March 2009
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. May 2014
Kaczka L.J., and L.E. Miranda. 2013. Gradients of microhabitat and crappie distributions in reservoir coves. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 28:561-572. June 2013
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. January 2013
Hatcher, H.R., L.E. Miranda, M.E. Colvin, G. Coppola, and M.A. Lashley. 2019. Fish assemblages in a reservoir mudflat with low structural complexity. Hydrobiologia. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-019-04019-w July 2019
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 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00027-018-0579-y April 2018
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. March 2001
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. October 2001
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. December 2003
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. December 2011
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. February 2014
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. February 2015
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. September 2016
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. April 2004
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. November 1999
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 . February 2004
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. December 2003
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. December 2002
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. August 2013
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. January 2012
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. September 2011
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. April 2012
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 April 2014
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. May 2013
Coppola, G., L.E. Miranda, M.E. Colvin, H.R. Hatcher, and M.A. Lashley. 2019. Submergence responses of cool-season annual plants and potential for fish habitat. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 39:1269-1276. DOI: 10.1002/nafm.10359 December 2019
Coppola, G., L.E. Miranda, M. Colvin, H. Hatcher, M Lashley. 2021. Selection of habitat-enhancing plants depends on predator-prey interactions. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management. https://doi.org/10.3996/JFWM-20-083 | Abstract May 2021
Celestino, L.F., Sanz-Ronda, F.J., Miranda, L.E., M.C. Makrakis, J.H. Pinheiro Dias, and S. Makrakis. 2020. Bidirectional connectivity via fish ladders in a large Neotropical river: response to a comment. River Research and Applications 36:1377-1381. https://doi.org/10.1002/rra.3687 | Abstract August 2020
Celestino, L.F., F.J. Sanz-Ronda, L.E. Miranda, M. Cavicchioli Makrakis, J.H. Pinheiro Dias, and S. Makrakis. 2019. Maintaining bidirectional connectivity via fish ladders in a large Neotropical river: implications for conservation of migratory fish. River Research and Applications 35:236-246. https://doi.org/10.1002/rra.3404 January 2019
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. July 2011
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 July 2001
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. June 2014
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 . October 2015
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. May 2001
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. January 2013
Aldridge, C.A., L.E. Miranda, and M.E. Colvin. 2021. Themes of contemporary inland fisheries goals. Fisheries 46:34-39.. https://doi.org/10.1002/fsh.10507 | Abstract January 2021
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. October 2004
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. December 1999
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Besson, Jordan
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Faucheux, Nicky
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Rhodes, Michael
Master's
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Shoemaker, Darren
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Presentations Presentation Date
VanderBloemen, S., and L.E. Miranda. The effect of bigheaded carps on a native fish assemblage. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. (virtual meeting). August 2020
VanderBloemen, S., L.E. Miranda, M.E. Colvin, and G.G. Sass. 2020. Asian carp population dynamics and movement ecology within the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. Annual Meeting of the Southern Division, American Fisheries Society, Little Rock, Arkansas. February 2020
VanderBloemen, S. and L.E. Miranda. 2021. Effects of bigheaded carps on the clupeid abundances of the Tennessee River. Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, online. February 2021
The Ohio River in the Delta. Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, Jackson. October 2015
Starnes, V., M.E. Colvin, J.B. Davis, and L. E. Miranda. 2020. A prototype decision support tool for evaluating water level management to achieve competing objectives in a multiple use reservoir. Annual Meeting of the Southern Division, American Fisheries Society, Little Rock, Arkansas. February 2020
Shamaskin, A.C., M.E. Colvin, and L.E. Miranda. 2017. Evaluating multisystem scale length limits. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Tampa, Florida. August 2017
Shamaskin, A.C., M.E. Colvin, and L.E. Miranda. 2017. Evaluating multisystem scale length limits. 8th World Recreational Fishing Conference, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. July 2017
Shamaskin, A., M.E. Colvin, and L.E. Miranda. 2016. Long-term population changes in relation to harvest regulations at Ross Barnett Reservoir, Mississippi. Annual Meeting of the Mississippi Chapter, American Fisheries Society, Eagle Lake. March 2016
Shamaskin, A., M. Colvin, and L.E. Miranda. 2017. Multisystem scale length limits: making it easy. Annual Meeting of the Southern Division, American Fisheries Society, Oklahoma City. February 2017
Shamaskin, A., M. Colvin, and L.E. Miranda. 2017. Multisystem scale length limits: making it easy. Annual Meeting of the Mississippi Chapter, American Fisheries Society, Biloxi. February 2017
Shamaskin, A., M. Colvin, and L.E. Miranda. 2016. Sensitivity of a multisystem length limit model. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Kansas City. August 2016
Schumann, D.A., M.E. Colvin, L.E. Miranda, and D.T. Farrand. 2019. Occupancy of four gar species in river-floodplain habitats: is there evidence for competitive exclusion and habitat mediated coexistence? Annual Meeting of the Southern Division American Fisheries Society, Galveston, TX. January 2019
Raines, C.D., and Miranda, L.E. 2015. Influences of riparian shade on reservoir water quality, macroinvertebrates, and fish. Annual Meeting of the Mississippi Chapter American Fisheries Society, Eagle Lake, MS. March 2015
Pugh, L.L., L.E. Miranda, and M.E. Colvin. 2017. Thirty years of standardized sampling in Mississippi lakes and reservoirs. Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies, Louisville, Kentucky. October 2017
Pruitt, A. K.J. Killgore, W.T. Slack, L.E. Miranda, and C.A. Pruitt. 2017. Watershed assessment: a multi-scale approach using ecological modeling. Georgia Water Resources Conference, Athens, Georgia. April 2017
Norris, D.M., M.E. Colvin, L.E. Miranda, and M.A. Lashley. 2020. To plant or not to plant? A decision support tool to minimize risk associated with uncertainty in reservoir habitat management. Annual Meeting of the Southern Division, American Fisheries Society, Little Rock, Arkansas. February 2020
Norris, D.M., G. Coppola, H. Hatcher, M.A. Lashley, M.E. Colvin, and L.E. Miranda. 2019. Establishing ground cover in reservoir mudflats to foster fish assemblages. Annual Meeting of the Southern Division American Fisheries Society, Galveston, Texas. January 2019
Mower, E., and L.E. Miranda. 2013. A risk-based method for estimating reservoir rule curves using historic water level data. Annual Meeting of the Southern Division American Fisheries Society, Nashville. February 2013
Miranda, L.E., N.M. Faucheux, and J. Boxrucker. 2021. Perspectives on facing reservoir aging and climate change. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Baltimore. November 2021
Miranda, L.E., M. Colvin, and A. Shamaskin. 2016. A multivariate approach to assessing harvest regulations. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Kansas City. August 2016
Miranda, L.E., L.A. Bull, M.E. Colvin, W.D. Hubbard, and L.L. Pugh. 2019. Segmentation of Mississippi's natural and artificial lakes. Annual Meeting of the Mississippi Chapter American Fisheries Society, Jackson. February 2019
Miranda, L.E., L.A. Bull, M.E. Colvin, W.D. Hubbard, and L.L. Pugh. 2018. Segmentation of Mississippi lakes. Annual Meeting of the Mississippi Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Oxford. February 2018
Miranda, L.E., D.M. Norris, V.R. Starnes, N.M. Faucheux, and T. Holman. 2020. Stock-recruitment dynamics of a freshwater clupeid. Annual Meeting of the Mississippi Chapter, American Fisheries Society, Gulfport. February 2020
Miranda, L.E. 2017. How much is enough? – balancing fish and agriculture water needs in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Annual Meeting of the Mississippi Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Biloxi. February 2017
Miranda, L.E. 2016. Best Management Practices for reservoir fish habitats. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Kansas City. (invited) August 2016
Miranda, L.E. 2015. The Ohio River in the Delta. Annual Meeting of the Mississippi Chapter American Fisheries Society, Eagle Lake, MS. March 2015
Miranda, L.E. 2015. Best management practices for enhancing fish habitat in reservoirs. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Portland, OR. August 2015
Klein, Z.B., M.C. Quist, L.E. Miranda, M.M. Marron, M.J. Steuck, and K.A. Hansen. 2018. Commercial fisheries of the upper Mississippi River: A Model of Sustainability. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Atlantic City, New Jersey. August 2018
Kaczka, L., and L.E. Miranda. 2013. Microhabitat and crappie gradients in reservoir coves. Annual Meeting of the Southern Division American Fisheries Society, Nashville. February 2013
Hatcher, H.R., G. Coppola1, L.E. Miranda, M.E. Colvin, and M.A. Lashley. 2017. Fish assemblages associated with cover in the mudflats of a reservoir. Annual Meeting of the Southern Division, American Fisheries Society, Oklahoma City. February 2017
Hatcher, H.R., G. Coppola1, L.E. Miranda, M.E. Colvin, and M.A. Lashley. 2017. Fish assemblages associated with cover in the mudflats of a reservoir. Annual Meeting of the Mississippi Chapter, American Fisheries Society, Biloxi. February 2017
Hatcher, H.R., G. Coppola, M.E. Colvin, L.E. Miranda, and M. Lashley. 2018. Supplemental cover as recruitment habitat in reservoir mudflats. Annual Meeting of the Mississippi Chapter American Fisheries Society, Oxford. February 2018
Hatcher, H.R., G. Coppola, M. Lashley, M.E. Colvin, and L.E. Miranda. 2018. Assessing growth and establishment of agricultural plantings on reservoir mudflats. Annual Meeting of the Mississippi Chapter American Fisheries Society, Oxford. February 2018
Hatcher, H.R., Coppola, G., Miranda, L.E., Colvin, M.E., and Lashley, M.A. 2017. Cover in the mudflats of a reservoir structures fish assemblages. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Tampa, Florida. August 2017
Goetz, D., R. Kroger, and L.E. Miranda. 2013. Effects of a native rough fish on water quality. Mississippi Water Resources Conference, Jackson. April 2013
Goetz, D., L.E. Miranda, and R. Kroger. 2013. The role of lake depth in regulating water quality and fish communities in floodplain lakes of the Yazoo River Basin, MS. Annual Meeting of the Southern Division American Fisheries Society, Nashville. February 2013
Faucheux, N.M., L.E. Miranda, J.M. Taylor, and J.L. Farris. 2020. Defying expectations: tributary fish assemblages are similar above and below impoundments. Annual Meeting of the Southern Division, American Fisheries Society, Little Rock, Arkansas. February 2020
Faucheux, N.M, and L.E. Miranda. 2021. Countering the legacy of erosion in North Mississippi streams. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Baltimore, Maryland. November 2021
Coppola, G., H.R. Hatcher, M.A. Lashley, L.E. Miranda, and M.E. Colvin. 2017. Performance of agricultural plantings on reservoir mudflats. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Tampa. August 2017
Coppola, G., H.R. Hatcher, M.A. Lashley, L.E. Miranda, and M.E. Colvin. 2017. Performance of agricultural plantings on reservoir mudflats, Annual Meeting of the Southern Division, American Fisheries Society, Oklahoma City. February 2017
Coppola, G., H.R. Hatcher, M.A. Lashley, L.E. Miranda, and M.E. Colvin. 2017. Performance of agricultural plantings on reservoir mudflats, Annual Meeting of the Mississippi Chapter, American Fisheries Society, Biloxi. February 2017
Coppola, G., H.R. Hatcher, M. Lashley, L.E. Miranda, and M.E. Colvin. 2018. Persistence of flooded agricultural plants as potential fish habitat. Annual Meeting of the Mississippi Chapter American Fisheries Society, Oxford. February 2018
Coppola, G. H.R. Hatcher, M.E. Colvin, M.A. Lashley, and L.E. Miranda. 2018. Persistence of agricultural plants as potential fish habitat. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Atlantic City, New Jersey. August 2018
Colvin, M.E., and Miranda, L.E. 2015. Summary and synthesis of standardized electrofishing efforts from 1986 to present. Annual Meeting of Mississippi Chapter American Fisheries Society, Eagle Lake, MS. March 2015
Boxrucker, J., R. Krogman, and L.E. Miranda. 2013. Prioritizing reservoir habitat restoration efforts using the Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership’s assessment data. Annual Meeting of the Southern Division American Fisheries Society, Nashville. February 2013
Boxrucker, J., R. Krogman, and L.E. Miranda. 2013. A classification system for large U.S. reservoirs and its application to the Southeast. Annual Meeting of the Southern Division American Fisheries Society, Nashville. January 2013
Besson, J.B, M.E. Colvin, L.E., Miranda, and C.G. Dunn. 2021. A framework for evaluating Silver Carp movement in a floodplain system. Annual meeting of Mississippi chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Virtual conference. March 2021
Besson, J., M.E. Colvin, L.E. Miranda, C.G. Dunn. 2021. Evaluating movements of Silver Carp in an oxbow lake to inform barrier placement and operation. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Baltimore, Maryland. November 2021
Andrews, C., R. Kroger, and L.E. Miranda. 2013. Spring microhabitat oxygen dynamics of Blue Lake, a Yazoo River oxbow in Berclair, MS. Mississippi Water Resources Conference, Jackson. April 2013
Andrews, C., L.E. Miranda, and R. Kroger. 2013. Fish assemblages in connected and isolated floodplain lakes of Bear Creek watershed, Mississippi. Annual Meeting of the Southern Division American Fisheries Society, Nashville. February 2013
Aldridge, C.A., M.E. Colvin, and L.E. Miranda. 2019. Early look: Performance of machine learning to classify age from age-length data. Annual Meeting of the Mississippi Chapter American Fisheries Society, Jackson, Mississippi. February 2019
Aldridge, C.A., L.E. Miranda, and M.E. Colvin. 2020. Standardized Management Plans: A Glance into the Future. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. (virtual meeting) September 2020
Aldridge, C.A., L.E. Miranda, and M.E. Colvin. 2020. Same profession different jobs — fisheries goals across the U.S. Annual Meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, Little Rock, Arkansas. February 2020
Aldridge, C.A, M.E. Colvin, and L.E. Miranda. 2020. For management plans, consult a computer? Annual Meeting of the Southern Division, American Fisheries Society, Little Rock, Arkansas. February 2020
Technical Publications Publication Date
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. January 2002
Miranda, L.E., and R.M. Krogman. 2013. Fish habitat impairment in U.S. reservoirs. Lakeline 33(1):19-24. March 2013
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. June 2010
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. December 2004
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. December 2004
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. December 2004
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. October 2008
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. June 2007
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. July 2010
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. January 2006
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. June 2002
Miranda, L.E. 2006. Monitoring protocols for inland fisheries. Freshwater Fisheries Report Number 399, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Jackson. December 2006
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. May 2005
Miranda, L.E. 2002. Development of monitoring protocols. Freshwater Fisheries Report Number 361, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Jackson. August 2002
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. November 2000
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. September 2008
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. March 2007
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. February 2004