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Hubbart, Jason

Interim Associate Dean of Research for the Division for Land-Grant Engagement
Interim Associate Director of the West Virginia Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station
Professor of Physical Hydrology

Dr. Jason Hubbart is interim associate dean for research in the Division for Land-Grant Engagement at West Virginia University, which includes the Davis College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, WVU Extension, and the Center for Community Engagement. He also serves as associate director of the West Virginia Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station.

In these roles, Hubbart is the primary research point of contact for the Division's faculty, staff and administrators. He oversees formula-funded projects, facilitates faculty engagement in National Information Management & Support System (Hatch Multistate) projects, and submits annual experiment station productivity reports for the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Hubbart manages annual Davis College research expenditures that exceed $25 million. He also directs WVU farms, forests and controlled environments; leads graduate student programming and international programs; assesses faculty productivity for promotion and tenure; and supervises Division facilities.

Hubbart leads federal funding agency interactions and strategic research planning for the USDA workplan and represents WVU in regional agricultural experiment station meetings. He represents West Virginia as the gubernatorial appointee to the Chesapeake Bay Program Science and Technical Advisory Committee, as well as the West Virginia member of the Northeast Climate Hub and the state's ambassador to the World Bank Global Water Partnership.

Hubbart is a formally trained forest and physical hydrologist and is a full professor in the Davis College School of Natural Resources and the Environment. He has been awarded (as PI or Co-PI) more than $46M in external grants. Hubbart has authored over 155 peer-reviewed articles ranging from hydrological processes to water quality, many with his 30+ completed master’s and doctorate students. He also studies and publishes on organizational development and change.


  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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