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Hubbart, Jason

Associate Dean of Research 
Associate Director of the West Virginia Experiment Station
Professor of Physical Hydrology
Dr. Jason Hubbart serves as the Associate Dean of Research in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design (DCANRD) and the Associate Director of the West Virginia Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station. He is a full professor in the School of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Natural Resources, and the West Virginia gubernatorial appointee to the Science and Technical Advisory Committee of the Chesapeake Bay Program (STAC). He also serves as the West Virginia ambassador to the World Bank Global Water Partnership. Dr. Hubbart is a formally trained physical hydrologist, forest hydrologist, and watershed hydrologist and conducts research investigating contemporary land use practices on physical hydrologic processes and climate regimes, environmental biophysics, water quality, floodplain-wetland-stream and shallow groundwater interactions, and hydrologic modeling. Dr. Hubbart is an editor for the peer-reviewed journals Water and Sustainable Water Resources Management. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses and advises post-docs and graduate students. He has published over 140 peer-reviewed articles, produced over 500 conference abstracts, and has been awarded (as PI or Co-PI) over $45M in external grants.


  1. Tarek, M.H., Hubbart, J.A, and E. Garner. 2023. Microbial source tracking to elucidate the impact of land-use and physiochemical water quality on fecal contamination in a mixed land-use watershed. Science of the Total Environment. 162181. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.162181
  2. Gootman, K.S., and Hubbart, J.A. 2023. Characterization of Sub-Catchment Stream and Shallow Groundwater Nutrients and Suspended Sediment in a West Virginia Mixed Land Use, Agro-Forested Watershed. Water, 15, 223, 1-31. DOI: 10.3390/w15020233
  3. Kutta, E., and Hubbart, J.A. 2023. Seasonal Lifting Condensation Level Trends: Implications of Warming and Reforestation in Appalachia’s Deciduous Forest. Atmosphere, 14, 98, 1-14. DOI: 10.3390/atmos14010098
  4. Stephan, K., and Hubbart, J.A. 2023. Plant Community and Soil and Microclimate attributes after 70 Years of Natural Recovery of an Abandoned Limestone Quarry. Land, 12, 117, 1-18. DOI: 10.3390/land12010117
  5. Hubbart, J.A. 2023. Organizational Change: Considering Truth and Buy-In. Administrative Sciences, 13, 3, 1-8. DOI: 10.3390/admsci13010003
  6. Abesh, B.F., L. Jin, and Hubbart, J.A. 2022. Predicting Climate Change Impacts on Water Balance Components of a Mountainous Watershed in the Northeastern USA. Water: Special Edition, 14, 3349 1-22. DOI: 10.3390/w14203349
  7. Hubbart, J.A., E. Kellner, and F. Petersen 2022. A 22-Site Comparison of Land-Use Practices, E-coli and Enterococci Concentrations. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Special Edition, 19, 13907, 1-21. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph192113907
  8. Gootman, K.S., and Hubbart, J.A. 2022. A Comparison of Stream Water and Shallow Groundwater Suspended Sediment Concentrations in a West Virginia Mixed-Use, Agro-Forested Watershed. Land, 11(506):1-16. DOI: 10.3390/land11040506
  9. Hubbart, J.A 2022. Improving Best Management Practice Decisions in Mixed-Land-Use and/or Municipal Watersheds: Should Approaches be Standardized? Land, 10(12):1402. DOI: 10.3390/land10121402.
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