Jason A. Hubbart, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor

Forest Hydrology and Water Quality

Contact Information

Email hubbartj@missouri.edu


  • Ph.D. 2007, University of Idaho – Moscow


  • Fresh water supply regimes (quantity, timing).
  • Biogeochemical cycling and water quality.
  • Biophysical ecology and ecohydrology.
  • Hydrologic scaling, modeling, and change.
  • Soil, plant, atmosphere water relations.

Research Summary

  • Hubbart’s research interests lie in the integrated fields of physical hydrology, water resources, water quality, biogeochemistry, environmental biophysics, and ecology. Hubbart is keenly interested in the interactions of biota and hydrologic disturbance, climate change, droughts, flooding, biogeochemistry and issues related to conservation and sustainability of fresh water resources.


  • Undergraduate Courses
    • Forestry 2540 – Forest Hydrology Field Studies (1 unit)
    • Natural Resources 3290 – Hydrologic Measurement Techniques (1 unit)
    • Forestry 4390 – Watershed Management and Water Quality (3 units)
    • Atmospheric Sciences 4520 – Environmental Biophysics (3 units)
  • Graduate Courses
    • Forestry 7390 – Watershed Management and Water Quality (3 units)
    • Atmospheric Sciences 7520 – Environmental Biophysics (3 units)
    • Natural Resources 8290 – Hydrologic Measurement and Synthesis (2 units)
    • Forestry 8390 – Physical Hydrology
    • Natural Resources 9390 – Ecohydrology Journal Club (1 unit)

Selected Publications

  • Hubbart, J.A., and C. Zell. 2013.
    Considering Streamflow Trend Analyses Uncertainty in Urbanizing Watersheds: A Case Study in the Central U.S. Earth Interactions, 17(5):1-28.
  • Hubbart, J.A., Kellner, E., and G. Freeman. 2013.
    A Case Study Considering the Comparability of Mass and Volumetric Suspended Sediment Data. Environmental Earth Sciences, 10.1007/s12665-013-2788- y
  • Chinnasamy, P., J.A. Hubbart, and G. Agoramoorthy. 2013.
    Using Remote Sensing Data to Improve Groundwater Supply Estimations in Gujarat, India. Earth Interactions, 17:1-17.
  • Hubbart, J.A., and E. Kellner. 2013.
    Bryophyte Mass to Stem Length Ratio: a Potential Metric for Eco-Physiological Response to Land Use. Open Journal of Ecology, 3(1):1-10. doi: 10.4236/oje.2013.31001.
  • Zell, C., and J.A. Hubbart. 2013.
    A Framework Linking Biophysical Processes and Resilience Theory. Ecological Modelling, 248:1-10.
  • Bulliner, E., and J.A. Hubbart. 2012.
    An Improved Hemispherical Photography Model for Stream Surface Shortwave Radiation Estimations in a Central U.S. Hardwood Forest. Hydrological Processes, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.9524.
  • Zell, C.C., and J.A. Hubbart. 2012.
    Evaluation of Light Intensity Functions in Determining Shaded Reference Stream Metabolism. Journal of Environmental Management, 97:69-77.
  • Hubbart, J.A., R-M. Muzika, D. Huang, and A. Robinson. 2011.
    Improving Quantitative Understanding of Bottomland Hardwood Forest Influence on Soil Water Consumption in an Urban Floodplain. The Watershed Science Bulletin, 3:34-43.
  • Hubbart, J.A. 2011.
    An Inexpensive Alternative Solar Radiation Shield for Ambient Air Temperature Micro-Sensors. Journal of Natural and Environmental Sciences, 2(2):9-14.
  • Hubbart, J.A. 2011.
    Origins of Quantitative Hydrology: Pierre Perrault, Edme Mariotte, and Edmund Halley. Special edition, Water Resources Impact, 13(6):15-17. Hubbart, J.A., T. Link, and William J. Elliot. 2011.
  • Hubbart, J.A., T. Link, and William J. Elliot. 2011.
    Implementation Strategies to Improve WEPP Snowmelt Simulations in Mountainous Terrain. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, 54(4):1333-1345.
  • Hubbart, J.A. 2011.
    Urban Floodplain Management: Understanding Consumptive Water-Use Potential in Urban Forested Floodplains. Stormwater Journal, 12(6):56-63.
  • Jones, J.R., and J.A. Hubbart. 2011.
    Empirical estimation of non-algal light attenuation in Missouri reservoirs using deviation from the maximum observed value in the Secchi-Chlorophyll relationship. Lake and Reservoir Management, 27:1-5.
  • Hubbart, J.A., D.S. Jachowski, and D.A. Eads. 2011.
    Seasonal and Among-Site Variation in the Occurrence and Abundance of Fleas on California Ground Squirrels (Otospermophilus beecheyi). Journal of Vector Ecology, 00:00-00.
  • Smith, T., and J.A. Hubbart. 2011.
    Low Impact Development: New Tricks for Older Communities in the Central U.S. Erosion Control Journal, 18(2):52-58.
  • Hubbart, J.A. 2011.
    Current Understanding of the Alaska Marmot (Marmota broweri): A Sensitive Species in a Changing Environment. Journal of Biology and Life Sciences, 2(2):6-13.