Alba Argerich, PhD

Assistant Professor

School of Natural Resources

Graduate Emphasis Area Coordinator - Water Resources

School of Natural Resources

Contact Information

Phone 573-882-1489
Address 303K Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Building
Websites MU Limnology Lab
Google Scholar


  • M.S. Environmental Biology, 2002, University of Girona (Spain)
  • Ph.D., 2010, University of Barcelona (Spain)


  • Effects of land use on water quality.
  • Functional processes in aquatic ecosystems – nutrient cycling, respiration, and primary production.
  • Ecology of the hyporheic zone.
  • Aquatic biogeochemistry.

Research Summary

  • Argerich is an aquatic scientist interested in understanding the effects of land use on water quality and ecosystem integrity using experimental and modeling approaches. Her current projects include an analysis of the use of different bioengineering techniques to restore water quality in nutrient-loaded streams, the study of natural variability and trends of aquatic nutrients in reference streams, and an experimental analysis of the effects of contemporary forest practices on water quality and quantity.


  • Watershed Management and Water Quality (FOR4390/7390)
  • Stream Ecology (EnvSci 4200/7200)
  • Methods in Stream Ecology (EnvSci 4308/7308)
  • Water Resources Graduate Seminar (NatRes 9087)
  • Belize: Protection and Management of Tropical Ecosystems- Study Abroad (AFNR 2190)
  • Journal Club in Water Resources (EnvSci 8300)

Selected Publications