Alba Argerich

Assistant Professor, Senior Researcher
Contact Information
Phone: 
541-758-8856
Fax: 
541-737-1393
Office: 
363 FSL
Member of Graduate Faculty in: 
Water Resources Engineering
Water Resources Science
Willing to Advise Students for: 
MS
Willing to serve on Graduate Committees for: 
MS
Detailed Research Interest : 

Stream ecology

biogeochemistry

Current Research Interests: 
  • Effects of hydrology and morphology on stream functional processes - nutrient cycling, respiration, and primary production
  • Forest-stream interactions
  • Ecology of the hyporheic zone
Other Information: 

Currently working in the following projects:

SCALER: Scale, Consumers and Lotic Ecosystem Rates. National Science Foundation and Joint Venture Agreement between USDA Forest Service and Oregon State University. Participants: 6 sites in the US and 1 site in Australia. Lead investigator: Walter Dodds, Kansas State University. (2014-2017).

INTERFACES: Ecohydrological interfaces as critical hotspots for transformations of ecosystem exchange fluxes and biogeochemical cycling. Funded by the European Union Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (ITN). Participants: 12 European partners + 9 associated partners from Europe and the US. Coordination: Stefan Krause and David Hannah, University of Birmingham. (2013-2017).

Aquatic Contribution of WS1 to the Carbon Cycle (HJ Andrews Experimental Forest). Funded by the Long-Term Ecological Research at H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, NSF LTER program. (2012-2014).

Natural Variability in Water Quality and Changes after Forest Harvest in the Trask Watershed. Funded by the Fish and Wildlife Habitat in Managed Forests Research Program. (2014-2016).

Stream Chemistry Synthesis Project: Cross-site study of nutrient fluxes and concentrations from Experimental Forest watersheds, Funded by the National Council for Air & Stream Improvement and the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (10-JV-11260489-026). (2009-2013).

Effects of Contemporary Forest Harvest Practices on Aquatic Ecosystems: Trask River Watershed Study. Funded by the Watershed Research Cooperative. Leads: Sherri Johnshon (US Forest Service) and Robert Bilby (Weyerhaeuser Company). (2006-2016).

Effects of suspended sediment on stream biota "How does harvesting affect the source and quantity of instream sediment and how does that affect instream organisms?" Funded by the Fish and Wildlife Habitat in Managed Forests Research Program. PI: Jeff Hatten (Oregon State University). (2013-2015).