• 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.

Areas of Interest:

  • Water quality
  • 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 Students:

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).

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).

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).

Selected Publications

Wymore, A. S., P. J. Johnes, S. Bernal, E. N. J. Brookshire, H. M. Fazekas, A. M. Helton, A. Argerich, R. T. Barnes, A. A. Coble, W. K. Dodds, S. Haq, S. L. Johnson, J. B. Jones, S. S. Kaushal, P. Kortelainen, C. López-Lloreda, B. M. Rodríguez-Cardona, R. G. M. Spencer, P. L. Sullivan, C. A. Yates and W. H. McDowell. 2021. "Gradients of anthropogenic nutrient enrichment alter N composition and DOM stoichiometry in freshwater ecosystems." Global Biogeochemical Cycles 35(8): e2021GB006953.

A Argerich, R Haggerty, SL Johnson, SM Wondzell, N Dosch, ... 2016. Comprehensive multiyear carbon budget of a temperate headwater stream. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 121 (5), 1306-1315, doi: 10 ..PDF

Haggerty, R., M. Ribot, G. A. Singer, E. Martí, A. Argerich, G. Agell, and T. J. Battin. 2014. Ecosystem respiration increases with biofilm growth and bedforms: Flume measurements with resazurin, Journal of Geophysical Research- Biogeosciences, 119, 220-2230, doi: 10.1002/2013JG002498.

González-Pinzón, R., R. Haggerty, and A. Argerich. 2014. Quantifying spatial differences in metabolism in headwater streams. Freshwater Science 33(3): 798-811. doi:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Martí, E., D. von Schiller, A. Argerich, M. Ribot, F. Sabater, and J.L. Riera. 2011. El batec biogeoquímic de la Riera de Santa Fe del Montseny. Pages 287-298 in VII Monografies del Montseny. VII Trobada d'Estudiosos del Montseny Proceedings (November 20-21st, 2008, Granollers, Spain). J. Hernández, J. Grau, and J. Melero, editors. Col.lecció “Documents de Treball” de l’Àrea d’Espais Naturals de la Diputació de Barcelona, Barcelona (ISBN: 978-84-9803-409-7).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Martí, E., F. Sabater, J.L. Riera, G.C. Merseburger, D. Von Schiller, A. Argerich, F. Caille, and P. Fonollà. 2006. Fluvial nutrient dynamics in a humanized landscape. Insights from a hierarchical perspective. Pages: 513-526 in The ecology of the Iberian inland waters: Homenage to Ramon Margalef, J. Armengol, R. Moreno-Amich and A. Palau, ed., Barcelona, Spain, ISBN-10: 84-921618-7-6.

Martinoy, M., D. Boix, J. Sala, S. Gascón, J. Gifre, A. Argerich, R. de la Barrera, S. Brucet, A. Badosa, R. López-Flores, M. Méndez, J. M. Utgé, and X. Quintana. 2006. Crustacean and aquatic insect assemblages in the Mediterranean coastal ecosystems of Empordà wetlands (NE Iberian Peninsula). Limnetica 25: 53-70.

Riera, J. L., F. Sabater, E. Martí, J. Comas, Ll. Godé, A. Argerich, M.A. Puig, G. Benito, and E. Llorens. 2006. STREAMES: un sistema de suport a la decisió ambiental per a la gestió fluvial. Pages: 309-320 in Ponències de les II Jornades Tècniques de Gestió d'Estacions Depuradores d'Aigües Residuals. A. Freixes i Perich, ed. Agència Catalana de l’Aigua, Publicacions de la Generalitat de Catalunya. (ISBN: 84-393-6628-0).

Argerich, A., M. A. Puig, and E. Pupilli. 2004. Effect of floods of different magnitude on the macroinvertebrate communities of Matarranya stream (Ebro river basin, NE Spain). Limnetica 23: 283-294. PDF