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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. Kutta, S., and J.A. Hubbart. 2019. Observed Mesoscale Hydroclimate Variability of North America’s Allegheny Mountains at 40.2o N. Climate: Special Edition, 7, 91. DOI: 10.3390/cli7070091
  2. Kleinman, P. J. A., Fanelli, R. M., Hirsch, R. M., Buda, A. R., Easton, Z. M., Wainger, L. A., Brosch, C., Lowenfish, M., Collick, A. S., Shirmohammadi, A., Boomer, K., Hubbart, J. A., Bryant, R. B., and Shenk, G. W. 2019. Phosphorus and the Chesapeake Bay: Lingering Issues and Emerging Concerns for Agriculture. Journal of Environmental Quality. DOI: 10.2134/jeq2019.03.0112
  3. Zeiger, S., and J.A. Hubbart. 2019. Characterizing Land Use Impacts on Channel Geomorphology and Streambed Sedimentological Characteristics: A Stream Physical Habitat Assessment. Water: Special Edition, 11-1088:1-22. DOI: 10.3390/w11051088
  4. Zeiger, S., and J.A. Hubbart. 2019. Quantifying Relationships between Urban Land Use and Flow Frequency of Small Missouri Streams. Science of the Total Environment, 659:1008-1015. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.12.416
  5. Kutta, E., and J.A. Hubbart. 2019. Observed Climatic Changes in West Virginia and Opportunities for Agriculture. Regional Environmental Change, 19:1087-1099. DOI: 10.1007/s10113-018-1455-y
  6. Kellner, E., and J.A. Hubbart. 2019. A Method for Advancing Understanding of Streamflow and Geomorphological Characteristics in Mixed-Land-Use Watersheds. Science of the Total Environment, 657:634-643. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.12.070
  7. Zeiger, S., and J.A. Hubbart. 2018. Quantifying Relationships between Watershed Characteristics and Hydroecological Indices of Missouri Streams. Science of the Total Environment, 654:1305-1315. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.11.205
  8. Petersen, F., J.A. Hubbart, E. Kellner, and E. Kutta. 2018. Land-Use-Mediated Escherichia coli Concentrations in a Contemporary Appalachian Watershed. Environmental Earth Sciences, 77:754. DOI: 10.1007/s12665-018-7948-7
  9. Wei, L., H. Zhou, T.E. Link, K.L. Kavanagh, J.A. Hubbart, E. Du, A.T. Hudak, and J.D. Marshall. 2018. Forest Productivity Varies with Soil Moisture More than Temperature in a Small Montane Watershed. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. DOI: 10.1016/j.agformet.2018.05.012
  10. Hubbart, J.A., E. Kellner, L.W. Hooper, and S. Zeiger. 2017. Quantifying Loading, Toxic Concentrations, and Systemic Persistence of Chloride in a Contemporary Mixed-Land-Use Watershed Using an Experimental Watershed Approach. Science of the Total Environment. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.01.019
  11. Hubbart, J.A., R. Guyette, and R-M. Muzika. 2016. More than Drought: Precipitation Variance, Excessive Wetness, Pathogens and the Future of the Western edge of the Eastern Deciduous Forest. Science of the Total Environment, 566-567:463-467. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.05.108
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