Ecology, Evolution, Conservation Biology
My research interest lies at the intersections of systematics, ecology, evolution and conservation biology. I seek to understand patterns and processes of organismal diversification. My work deals mainly on Philippine birds of prey and owls, and tropical biodiversity. I use archipelagic settings such as the Philippines to test hypotheses on phylogeography and adaptive radiation.
Phytogeography, evolution and conservation of Philippine birds, birds of prey and owls.
Phylogeography of Old World pheasants
Rodent systematics and molecular evolution
Radiation, microgravity and mitochondrial mutation
Quach, T. D. M. Brooks, and H. C. Miranda, Jr. 2014. Complete mitochondrial genome of Palawan peacock-pheasant Polyplectron napoleonis (Galliformes, Phasianidae). Mitochondrial DNA 27:1-2.
Miranda, H. C., Jr. D. Brooks and R. S. Kennedy. 2011. Phylogeny and taxonomic review of Philippine scops-owls (Strigidae): parallel diversification of highland and lowland clades. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 123:441-453.
Miranda, H. C., Jr. 2010. The Philippine Eagle. In Tingay, R. and T. Katzner (eds.). The Eagle Watchers. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York.
Blanga-Kanfi, S., H. Miranda, O. Penn, T. Pupko, R. W. DeBry, and D. Huchony.2009. Rodent phylogeny revised: Analysis of six nuclear genes from all major rodent clades. BMC Evolutionary Biology 9:71.
Kennedy, R. H. and H. C. Miranda, Jr. 2008. Family Rhabdornithidae. Pages 188-195. In: J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, and D. A. Christie (eds). Handbook of the Birds of the World: Vol 13. Penduline-tits to Shrikes. Lynx Edicions.Barcelona, Spain.
Co-Investigator. NASA TSU University Research Center – Center for Bionanotechnology and
Environmental Research (CBER) 2008-2014. Status (closed)