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
Primary Areas of Research Interest: 
Watersheds
Current Research Interests: 
  • Effects of hydrology & morphology on stream function
  • Forest-stream relations
  • Functional processes in stream ecosystems - nutrient cycling, respiration, and primary production
  • Ecology of the hyorheic zone
Other Information: 

Currently working in the following projects:

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).

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. (2013-207)

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

Measurement of stream carbon standing stocks and fluxes at WS1 (HJ Andrews Experimental Forest)”. Funded by the Long-Term Ecological Research at H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, NSF LTER program.

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).