Miguel Ángel Miranda

TU
Science Faculty. Biology
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Dr. M. A. Miranda obtained his degree in Biology in 1994. He is Associate Professor of Zoology at the UIB since 1995. His scientific career began with the study of the parasitism of the pine processionary (Thaumetopoeapityocampa). From 1995 he started his PhD on the Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitiscapitata) supervised by Dr. Ana AlemanyFerrà. He obtained his PhD degree in 1999 including the European mention for PhD. During years 1995, 1996 and 1997 he spent several months at the universities of Montevideo (Uruguay), San Salvador de Jujuy (Argentina) and Caxias do Sul (Brazil), researching on tobacco aphids, scale insects of citrus and termites respectively. In 1998 he stayed at the University of Southampton (UK) to carry out part of his PhD. From 2000 he started to work on the vectors of the genus Culicoides (Ceratopogonidae), transmitters of the bluetongue virus. The activity on those vectors has occupied much of his scientific research over the past 15 years, being member of several international committees. Research during the period 2000-2015 has also included other groups of vectors, such as ticks transmitters of bacteria, sandflies vectors of Leishmaniainfantum and especially mosquitoes, such as the Asian tiger mosquito Aedesalbopictus. Similarly, he has also conducted extensive scientific work in the study of other insects of economic importance, such as Hymenoptera, which are parasitoids of plant pests, the red palm weevil (Rhynchophorusferrugineus); parasites of bees, such as Varroa destructor, the parasite of sheep Oestrus ovis, and Empoascavitis in vineyards. From 2013-2014 he spent a year in Illinois (USA) in collaboration with the USDA for studying Culicoides vectors of the epizootic haemorrhagic disease of deers. Nowadays, he is part of the scientific committee of the Animal Health and Welfare Panel of the EFSA (European Food Safety Agency). The last project he is coordinated is about vectors of the bacteria Xylellafastidiosa, detected in the Balearic islands in 2016.

Research Lines

  • Bioecology and plantpest control
  • Bioecology of vector borne diseases
  • Medical and veterinaryentomology
  • Medical and veterinaryparasitology
  • Entomofauna of interest in crops and animal production

Services

  • Sampling and identification of plantpest and natural enemies
  • Development of integratedpestmanagementprograms and reduction of use of pesticides
  • Studieson natural enemies and their use in biological control programs
  • Control of vector species of plant and animal diseases
  • Assessment of parasites affecting animal farmspecies
  • Consultancyonpest and parasitologymanagement at farmlevel

Projects

  • Título del proyecto: VECMAP contractnumber 4000104503/11/NL/US.
    Entidad financiadora:EuropeanSpace Agency. Application Promotions Programme,
    Entidades participantes: 12 instituciones. 9 países europeos.
    Duración, desde: 2011 hasta: 2013 Cuantía de la subvención: €
    Investigador responsable: Dr. GuyHendrickx AVIA-GIS
    Número de investigadores participantes: 25
  • Título del proyecto: DISEÑO DE UN SISTEMA DE CONTROL INTEGRADO FRENTE A MOSQUITOS (DIPTERA:CULICIDAE) EN PRAIA (CABO VERDE
    Entidad financiadora:OCDS (UIB)
    Entidades participantes: Laboratorio de Zoología. Universitat de les Illes Balears
    Duración, desde: 2012 hasta: 2013 Cuantía de la subvención: 10000 €
    Investigador responsable: Dr. Miguel Ángel Miranda. UIB
    Número de investigadores participantes: 7
  • Título del proyecto: Desenvolupamentd’un programa de control integrat, ambadequació i pressupost de l’actuació, contra l’escarabat de les palmeres (Rhynchophorusferrugineus): biologia, ecologia, dinàmica poblacional i mètodes de control.
    Entidad financiadora:Govern Balear
    Entidades participantes: Laboratorio de Zoología. Universitat de les Illes Balears
    Duración, desde: 2012 hasta: 2013 Cuantía de la subvención: 11669,59 €
    Investigador responsable: Dr. Miguel Ángel Miranda. UIB
  • Título del proyecto: FruitFlyNET - A location-aware system for fruit fly monitoring and pest management control
    Entidad financiadora:ENPI
    Entidades participantes: Laboratorio de Zoología. Universitat de les Illes Balears
    Duración, desde: 2014 hasta: 2015 Cuantía de la subvención: 1.662.872,32 €
    Investigador responsable: Dr. Theodore Tsiligiridis. AUA. Greece Coordinador UIB: Dr. Miguel Ángel Miranda.
    Número de investigadores participantes: 25
  • Título del proyecto: Estudio sobre West Nile, Toscana y otros arbovirus en Cádiz, Baleares y Canarias
    Entidad financiadora:ISCIII
    Entidades participantes: ISCIII, Laboratorio de Zoología UIB, H.U. Puerto Real, Instituto Universitario de Enfermedades Tropicales y Salud Pública de Canarias.
    Duración, desde: 2014 hasta: 2017 Cuantía de la subvención: 127.741,86 €
    Investigador responsable: Dras. Mª Paz Sánchez-Seco & Ana Vázquez González
    Número de investigadores participantes: 10
  • Título del proyecto: Viavilidad de utilización deBombusterrestris (abejorro) como polinizador en el cultivo del almendro, y detección, identificación y control de las especies del genero Empoasca(Homoptera; Cicadellidae)de importància econòmica en el cultivo de la viña.
    Entidad financiadora: Govern Balear. Conselleriad’Agricultura.
    Entidades participantes: Laboratorio de Zoología UIB
    Duración, desde: 2016 hasta: 2016 Cuantía de la subvención: 20.328 €
    Investigador responsable: Dr. Miguel Ángel Miranda Chueca
    Número de investigadores participantes: 3

Publications

  • R. DEL RÍO, R. VENAIL, C. CALVETE, C. BARCELÓ, T. BALDET, J. LUCIENTES &M. A. MIRANDA. 2013. Sensitivity of Culicoidesobsoletus (Meigen) (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) to Deltamethrindetermined by an adapted WHO standard susceptibility test. PARASITOLOGY. Volume: 141; Issue: 4; Pages: 542-546.
  • DEL RÍO, R., BARCELÓ, C. LUCIENTES, J. &MIRANDA, MA. 2014. Detrimentaleffect of cypermethrintreated nets on Culicoides populations (Diptera; Ceratopogonidae) and non-targetedfauna in livestockfarms. Veterinary Parasitology. 199(3-4):230-4.
  • R. DEL RÍO, C. BARCELÓ, C. PAREDES-ESQUIVEL, J. LUCIENTES &M. A. MIRANDA. 2014.Susceptibility of Culicoides species biting midges to deltamethrin-treated nets as determined under laboratory and field conditions in the Balearic Islands, Spain. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 28(4), 414-420.
  • VENAIL, R., LHOIR, J., FALL, M., DEL RÍO, R., TALAVERA, S., LABUSCHAGNE, K., MIRANDA, M.,PAGÈS, N., VENTER, G., RAKOTOARIVONY, I., ALLÈNE, A., SCHEID, B., GARDÈS, L., GIMONNEAU, G., LANCELOT, R., GARROS, C., CÊTRE-SOSSAH, C., BALENGHIEN, T., CARPENTER, S., BALDET, T. (2015). How do species, population and active ingredient influence insecticide susceptibility in Culicoides biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) of veterinary importance? Parasites &Vectors, 8, 439. http://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-015-1042-8.
  • JACQUET, S., GARROS, C., LOMBAERT, E., WALTON, C., RESTREPO, J., ALLENE, X., BALDET, T., CETRE-SOSSAH, C., CHASKOPOULOU, A., DELECOLLE, J.C., DESVARS, A., DJERBAL, M., FALL, M., GARDES, L., DE GARINE-WICHATITSKY, M., GOFFREDO, M., GOTTLIEB, Y., GUEYE FALL, A., KASINA, M., LABUSCHAGNE, K., LHOR, Y., LUCIENTES, J., MARTIN, T., MATHIEU, B., MIRANDA, M.,PAGES, N., PEREIRA DA FONSECA, I., RAMILO, D.W., SEGARD, A., SETIER-RIO, M., STACHURSKI, F., TABBABI, A., TALLA SECK, M., VENTER, G., ZIMBA, M., BALENGHIEN, T., GUIS, H., CHEVILLON, C., BOUYER, J., HUBER, K. 2015. Colonization of the Mediterranean Basin by the vector biting midge species Culicoidesimicola: an old story. Mol. Ecol. 2015 Oct 13. doi: 10.1111/mec.13422.
  • COLLANTES, F., DELACOUR, S., ALARCÓN-ELBAL, P. M., RUIZ-ARRONDO, I., DELGADO, J. A., TORRELL-SORIO, A., BENGOA, M., ERITJA, R., MIRANDA, M.A., MOLINA, R., JAVIER LUCIENTES, J.2015. Review of ten-years presence of Aedesalbopictus in Spain 2004–2014: known distribution and public health concerns. Parasites & Vectors, 8 (1), 655.
  • JACQUET, S., HUBER, K., PAGÈS, N., TALAVERA, S., BURGIN, L. E., CARPENTER, S., SANDERS, C., DICKO, A.H. , DJERBAL, M., GOFFREDO, M. , LHOR Y., LUCIENTES, L., MIRANDA-CHUECA, M.A., PEREIRA DA FONSECA, I., RAMILO, R.W., SETIER-RIO, ML, BOUYER, J., CHEVILLON, C., BALENGHIEN, T., GUIS, H., GARROS, C. 2016. Range expansion of the Bluetongue vector, Culicoidesimicola, in continental France likely due to rare wind-transport events. Scientific Reports, 6 (May), 27247. Nature Publishing Group. Retrieved from  http://www.nature.com/articles/srep27247
  • NESTEL, D., REMPOULAKIS, P., MIRANDA, M. A., & PAPADOPOULOS, N. T. (2016). The Evolution of Alternative Control Strategies in a Traditional Crop: Economy and Policy as Drivers of Olive Fly Control. In A. R. Horowitz & I. Ishaaya (Eds.), Advances in Insect Control and Resistance Management (pp. 9-26). Springer International Publishing. Retrievedfrom http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-31800-4

  • HARRUP, L. E., MIRANDA, M. A., & CARPENTER, S. (2016). Advances in control techniques for Culicoides and future prospects. VeterinariaItaliana, 52(3-4), 247-264.
  • EFSA AHAW Panel (EFSA Panel on Animal Health and Welfare): MIGUEL ANGEL MIRANDA, DOMINIQUE BICOUT, ANETTE BOTNER, ANDREW BUTTERWORTH, PAOLO CALISTRI, KLAUS DEPNER, SANDRA EDWARDS, BRUNO GARIN-BASTUJI, MARGARET GOOD, CHRISTIAN GORTAZAR SCHMIDT, VIRGINIE MICHEL, SIMON MORE, SØREN SAXMOSE NIELSEN, MOHAN RAJ, LISA SIHVONEN, HANS SPOOLDER, JAN AREND STEGEMAN, HANS H. THULKE, ANTONIO VELARDE, PREBEN WILLEBERG, CHRISTOPH WINCKLER. 2016. Assessing the health status of managed honeybee colonies (HEALTHY‐B): a toolbox to facilitate harmonised data collection. EFSA Journal, 14(10).