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Département de Biologie /
Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon
1045, av. de la Médecine, local 2064
Université Laval
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6
Phone : +1 418 656 2131 ext. 404880


Khashiff Miranda

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Sea Ice interactions with marine life

Phone : 418-656-2131


Research Interests

Interactions between sea-ice, topography and marine life in coastal zones. Using drones and satellite data.


2021 - present
PhD in Oceanography
Université Laval, Canada

2020 - 2021
MSc. Computer Science
University of Chicago, USA

2016 - 2020
BSc. Biological Sciences
University of Chicago, USA

Research Experience

Researcher (2016 - 2021)
University of Chicago with T. Wootton and C. Pfister
Tatoosh Island, Washington State, USA

Researcher (2021)
Marine Biological Laboratory with Anne Giblin
Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA

Researcher (2018)
Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University with Mark Denny
Monterey Bay, California, USA

Scientific Leadership

Social-media co-ordinator of Committee (2021 - present)
ArcticNet Student Committee
Université Laval, Canada



Miranda K.K., Weigel B.L., Fogarty E.C., Veseli I.A., Giblin A.E., Eren A.M., Pfister C.A. (2022). The Diversity and Functional Capacity of Microbes Associated with Coastal Macrophytes, mSystems.

Weigel B.L., Miranda K.K., Fogarty E.C., Watson A.R., Pfister C.A. (2022). Functional insights into the kelp microbiome from metagenome-assembled genomes. mSystems.


Miranda K.K., Weigel, B.L., McCoy, S.J., & Pfister, C.A. (2021). Differential impacts of alternate primary producers on carbon cycling. Ecology 102( 9):e03455.