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Hubbart, Jason

Professor and Director of Institute for Water Security and Science
Professor of Hydrology and Water Quality

Jason A. Hubbart serves as the Director of the West Virginia University (WVU) Institute of Water Security and Science (IWSS), Assistant Director of the West Virginia Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, as the WV gubernatorial appointee to the Science and Technical Advisory Committee of the Chesapeake Bay Program, and is a professor of hydrology and water quality in the Division of Plant and Soil Sciences (School of Agriculture and Food) and Division of Forestry and Natural Resources (School of Natural Resources). Hubbart conducts research investigating contemporary land use practices on hydrology and climate regimes, water quality, biogeochemistry, floodplain-wetland-stream and shallow ground water interactions, hydrogeomorphology, hydrologic scaling and modeling from reach to watershed/basin scale. He teaches and conducts research in the fields of hydrology, watershed management and water quality, and environmental biophysics, and directs the WVU Interdisciplinary Hydrology Laboratory (IHL). He mentors post-docs, graduate (25 graduated) and undergraduate students, has published over 100 peer reviewed articles and authored over 200 conference presentations.

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  1. Zeiger, S., and J.A. Hubbart. 2021. Measuring and Modeling Event-Based Environmental Flows: An Assessment of HEC-RAS 2D Rain-on-Grid Simulations. Journal of Environmental Management, 285 (2021) 112125. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.112125
  2. Guillen, L.A., M.B. Adams, E. Elliott, J. Hubbart, C. Kelly, B. McNeil, W. Peterjohn, and N. Zegre. 2021. The Fernow Experimental Forest, West Virginia, USA: Insights Datasets, and Opportunities. In, special edition, Research and Observatory Catchments: The Legacy and the Future. Hydrological Processes. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.14106
  3. Dang, C., E. Kellner, G. Martin, Z.B. Freedman, J.A. Hubbart, K. Stephan, C.N. Kelly, and E.M. Morrissey. 2021. Land Use Intensification Destabilizes Stream Microbial Biodiversity and Decreases Metabolic Efficiency. Science of the Total Environment, 767:1-9. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.145440
  4. Petersen, F., and J.A. Hubbart. 2021. The Occurrence and Transport of Microplastics: The State of the Science. Science of the Total Environment, 758:1-12. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.143936
  5. Martin, G., C. Dang, E. Morrissey, J.A. Hubbart, E. Kellner, C. Kelly, K. Stephan, and Z. Freeman. 2020. Stream sediment bacterial communities exhibit temporally-consistent and distinct thresholds to land use change in a mixed-use watershed. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, DOI: 10.1093/femsec/fiaa256
  6. Hubbart, J.A. 2020. Integrated Water Resources Research: Advancements in Understanding to Improve Future Sustainability. Water: Special Edition, 12, 2208 1-6. DOI: 10.3390/w12082208
  7. Hubbart, J.A., E. Kellner, and S.J. Zeiger. 2019. A Case-Study Application of the Experimental Watershed Study Design to Advance Adaptive Management of Contemporary Watersheds. Water: Special Edition, 11, 2355 1-16. DOI: 10.3390/w11112355
  8. Kutta, E., and J.A. Hubbart. 2018. Changing Climatic Averages and Variance: Implications for Mesophication at the Eastern Edge of North America’s Eastern Deciduous Forest. Forests, 9(605):1-13. DOI: 10.3390/f9100605 
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