Argerich, Alba

Position Type: 
Job Title: 
Assistant Professor (Senior Research)
Forest Engineering, Resources & Management
Office Location: 

363 FSL

Phone Number: 
(541) 758-8856
Fax Number: 
(541) 737-1393
PhD, 2010, Fundamental and Applied Ecology, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
MSci, 2002, Environmental Biology, Universitat de Girona, Spain
BS, 1998, Biology, Universitat de Girona, Spain
Research Areas: 
  • Forest Watershed Management
Research Interests: 
  • Aquatic ecosystems
  • Biogeography
  • Chemistry
Areas of Interest: Effects of hydrology and morphology on stream function; Forest-stream interactions; Functional processes in stream ecosystems - nutrient cycling, respiration, and primary production; Ecology of the hyporheic zone


Graduate Major Advisor
Selected Publications: 
  1. Krause, S., J. Lewandowski, M. Rivett, A. Argerich, G. Pinay, L. Pfister, J. Klaus, E. Martí, T. Battin, S. Larned, V. Turk, D. Hannah, J.H. Fleckenstein, J. Selker, and N. Grimm. Ecohydrological Interfaces as hotspots for ecosystem functioning. Submitted to Nature.
  2. Arismendi, I., J. D. Groom, M. Reiter, S. L. Johnson, L. Dent, M. Meleason, A. Argerich, and A. E. Skaugset. Suspended sediment and turbidity after road construction/improvement and forest harvest in streams of the Trask Watershed Study, Oregon. Submitted to Water Resources Research.
  3. Argerich A., R. Haggerty, S.L. Johnson, N. Dosch, H. Corson-Rikert, L. Ashkenas, R. Pennington, S.M. Wondzell, and C. Thomas. Comprehensive multi-year carbon budget of a temperate headwater stream. Submitted to Journal of Geophysical Research- Biogeosciences.
  4. González-Pinzón, R., R. Haggerty, and A. Argerich. 2014. Quantifying spatial differences in metabolism in headwater streams. Freshwater Science 33(3): 798-811. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/677555
  5. Argerich, A., Johnson, S. L., Sebestyen, S. D., Rhoades, C. C., Greathouse, E. A., Knoepp, J., Adams, M. B., Likens, G. E., Campbell, J. L., McDowell, W. H., Scatena, F. N., and Ice, G. G. 2013. Trends in stream nitrogen concentrations for forested reference catchments across the USA. Environmental Research Letters 8(1): 014039 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/1/014039.
  6. Izaguirre, O., Argerich, A., Martí, Eugènia, Elosegi, A. 2013. Nutrient uptake in a stream affected by hydropower plants: comparison between stream channels and diversion canals. Hydrobiologia. doi:10.1007/s10750-012-1354-z.
  7. Argerich, A., R. Haggerty, E. Martí, F. Sabater, and J. Zarnetske, 2011, Quantification of metabolically active transient storage (MATS) in two reaches with contrasting transient storage and ecosystem respiration, Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, G03034, doi:10.1029/2010JG001379.
  8. Argerich, A., E. Martí, F. Sabater, and M. Ribot, 2011, Temporal variation on hyporheic chemistry and subsurface-surface water exchange in a small Mediterranean stream, Journal of the North American Benthological Society 30(3): 635-652, doi:10.1899/10-078.1.
  9. Argerich, A., E. Martí, F. Sabater, R. Haggerty, and M. Ribot, 2011, Influence of water transient storage on stream nutrient uptake based on substrata manipulation, Aquatic Sciences, doi: 10.1007/s00027-011-0184-9.
  10. Haggerty, R., E. Martí, A. Argerich, D. von Schiller, and N. Grimm, 2009, Resazurin as a "smart" tracer for quantifying metabolically active transient storage in stream ecosystems, Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 114, G03014, doi:10.1029/2008JG000942.
  11. Martí, E., P. Fonollà, D. von Schiller, F. Sabater, A. Argerich, M. Ribot, and J. Riera, 2009, Variation in stream C, N and P uptake along an altitudinal gradient: a space for time analogue to assess potential impacts of climate change, Hydrology Research 40(2-3): 123-137, doi: 10.2166/nh.2009.090.
  12. Haggerty, R., A. Argerich, and E. Martí, 2008, Development of a "smart" tracer for the assessment of microbiological activity and sediment-water interaction in natural waters: The resazurin-resorufin system, Water Resources Research 44, W00D01, doi:10.1029/2007WR006670.
  13. Argerich, A., E. Martí, F. Sabater, M. Ribot, D. von Schiller, and J. Riera, 2008, Combined effects of leaf litter inputs and a flood on nutrient retention in a Mediterranean mountain stream during fall, Limnology and Oceanography 53: 631-641, doi: 10.4319/lo.2008.53.2.0631.
  14. von Schiller, D., E. Martí, J. Riera, M. Ribot, A. Argerich, P. Fonollà, and F. Sabater, 2008, Inter-annual, annual and seasonal variation of P and N retention in a perennial and an intermittent stream, Ecosystems, 670-687, doi: 10.1007/s10021-008-9150-3.
  15. Johnson S.L., A. Argerich, B. Danehy, and A. Borok. Synthesis of Research and Monitoring of Biological Responses to Stream Nutrients at Experimental Forests and Ranges. Chapter: Cascades ecoregion. US Forest Service’s PNW Research Station, General Technical Report.