Academic

Invited Talks

Challenges for predicting the future of biodiversity (生物多様性の未来予測への挑戦). Suzuki Award Talk, Ecological Society of Japan 69th Annual Meeting. 15 March, 2022. Kass, J. M..

Loss of seasonality across a forest-urban gradient for ant communities in Okinawa. Ecological Society of Japan, Kanto Branch Public Online Symposium: Human-nature systems in ecological studies and ecosystem/resource management (virtual). 26 July, 2021. Organized by Nao Takashina. Kass, J. M., Yoshida, T., Ogasawara, M., Suwabe, M., Yoshimura, M., Hita Garcia, F., Fischer, G., Dudley, K. L., Donohue, I., Economo, E. P.

沖縄アリ群集の時間変動/種の相互作用を種の分布モデルに配慮する方法 (Temporal variability of Okinawan ant communities / Methods to consider biotic interactions in species distribution models). 横浜国立大学大学院環境情報研究院森章研究室公開セミナー (Yokohama National University Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences, Akira Mori Research Lab Public Seminar). 20 July, 2021.

Introduction to SDMs: theory and practice in R: Model evaluation. Sapienza University, Rome, Italy (virtual). 10 June, 2021. Organized by Robert Muscarella.

生物的相互作用と多様性情報を用いた種の分布と個体群変動の予測 (Using biotic interactions and diversity to predict species’ ranges and examine community change). 国立環境研究所にて第19回『つくばE3セミナー』(National Institute of Environmental Studies 19th Tsukuba E3 Seminar). 29 November, 2019. National Institute of Environmental Studies, Tsukuba, Japan.

Organized Symposia

Symposium on Asian Biodiversity Data and Research. City College Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI). New York, New York, USA. 28 January, 2019. Organized by Kass, J. M. Speakers: Anderson, R. P., Bertola, L., Carnaval, A., Galante, P. J., Giakoumis, M., Hickerson, M., Hirata, K., Fujinuma, J., Kass, J. M., Kusumoto, B., Liu, C., Lohman, D., McDonald, K., Paz, A., Shiono, T., Takashina, N., Ueda, M., Kubota, Y.

Organized Seminar Series

Japan Eco-Evo English Seminar (monthly). Began September, 2021. Organized with Nobuaki Mizumoto. URL: https://sites.google.com/view/jee-english-seminar

Webinars

Wallace: 再現可能な種の分布モデリングのためのフレキシブルなプラットフォーム (Wallace: a flexible platform for reproducible species distribution modeling). In Japanese. Kass, J. M., Ishihama, F., Koide, D. URL: https://youtu.be/eT2VEXaraf8

Oral

Mapping known and undiscovered ant biodiversity across the globe and assessing agreement and mismatch with vertebrates. 2 – 6 June 2022. International Biogeography Society 10th Biennial Conference. Kass, J. M., Guénard, B., Jenkins, C., Dudley, K. L., Azuma, F., Fisher, B., Parr, C., Gibb, H., Longino, J. T., Ward, P. S., Chao, A., Shattuck, S., Lubertazzi, D., Weiser, M., Jetz, W., Guralnick, R., Sanders, N., Dunn, R., Economo, E. P.

「森林・撹乱地」勾配に沿った沖縄アリ群集の季節性の減少 (Loss of seasonality in Okinawa ant communities across a gradient of forest to human disturbance). Ecological Society of Japan 69th Annual Meeting. 14 – 18 March 2022 (virtual). Kass, J. M., Yoshida, T., Ogasawara, M., Suwabe, M., Yoshimura, M., Hita Garcia, F., Fischer, G., Dudley, K. L., Donohue, I., Economo, E. P.

A global map of ant biodiversity, comparisons with vertebrates, and predictions of unknown hotspots. 22 – 24 October 2021. Early Career Biogeography Conference Amsterdam (Online). International Biogeography Society. Kass, J. M., Guénard, B., Jenkins, C., Dudley, K. L., Azuma, F., Fisher, B., Parr, C., Gibb, H., Longino, J. T., Ward, P. S., Chao, A., Shattuck, S., Lubertazzi, D., Weiser, M., Jetz, W., Guralnick, R., Sanders, N., Dunn, R., Economo, E. P.

土地被覆と季節性が特徴づける沖縄アリ群集の時間変動 (Characterizing the temporal variability of Okinawan ant communities using land cover and seasonality). Ecological Society of Japan 68th Annual Meeting. 17 – 21 March 2021 (virtual). Kass J. M., Donohue, I., Economo, E. P.

Global patterns of ant diversity and congruence with other taxa. Section: Big Data in Ecology – New Ecological Insights 8. 2020 ESA Annual Meeting (virtual). 3 – 6 August, 2020. Kass, J. M., Guenard, B., Jenkins, C. N., Dudley, K., Azuma, F., Chao, A., Dunn, R. R., Fisher, B. L., Gibb, H., Parr, C., Sanders, N. J., Weiser, M. D., Economo, E. P.

土地利用と外来種が沖縄アリ群集の時間的変動に与える影響 (The effects of land use and invasive species on the temporal variability of Okinawan ant communities). Ecological Society of Japan 67th Annual Meeting. 4 – 7 March 2020 (cancelled due to COVID-19). Kass, J. M., Donohue, I., Economo, E. P.

Integrating the effects of biotic interactions into models of species distributions. University of the Ryukyus and OIST Joint Lab Seminar. 29 July, 2019. University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan. Kass, J. M.

Using multispecies occupancy models to examine how co-occurrence patterns change over environmental gradients: invasive raccoons in a carnivoran assemblage in Japan. Symposium on Asian Biodiversity Data and Research. 28 January, 2019. City College of New York, New York, New York, USA. Kass, J. M.

Integrating biotic information into species distribution models. NY-SDM Discussion Group at the American Museum of Natural History. 21 September, 2018. New York, New York, USA. Kass, J. M.

Co-occurrence with two carnivorans results in differential occupancy for invasive raccoons in Japan. 98th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists. 25 – 29 June, 2018. Manhattan, Kansas, USA. Kass, J. M., Tingley, M. W., Tetsuya, T., Koike, F.

Exploring interactions between invasive raccoons and co-occurring carnivores in Japan using a multispecies dynamic occupancy model. 65th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Japan. 14 – 18 March, 2018. Sapporo, Japan. Kass, J. M., Tingley, M. W., Tetsuya, T., Koike, F.

Wallace introduction and walkthrough. NASA Working Group meeting at Colombia Humboldt Institute. 13 April, 2018. Bogotá, Colombia. Kass, J. M., Pinilla-Buitrago, G. E.

Biotic predictors improve range estimates for migrating monarch butterflies in Mexico. 8th Annual Meeting, Student Conference on Conservation Science – New York, American Museum of Natural History. 11 – 13 October, 2017. New York, New York, USA. Kass, J. M., Espinosa-Lucas, A., Botello, F., Martínez-Salas, E., Juárez-Jaimes, V., Tavera, G., Flores-Martínez, J. J., Sánchez-Cordero, V., Anderson, R. P.

Wallace: a platform for modeling species niches and distributions, built for community expansion. GC Digital Initiatives End-of-Year Showcase. 17 May, 2017. New York, New York, USA. Kass, J. M.

Wallace: an expandable, interactive, and instructive web application for spatial ecological modeling. New York Regional Species Distribution Modeling Discussion Group, American Museum of Natural History. 13 May, 2016. New York, New York, USA. Kass, J. M.

Correlative Distribution Models for Marten and Fisher in the Northern Forest: Abiotic, Biotic, and Climate Change Drivers. Vth International Wildlife Management Congress. 26 – 30 July, 2015. Sapporo, Japan. Kass, J. M., Jensen, P. G, Anderson, R. P.

Species interactions and their role in niche models: A study on two sympatric mustelids in the Northeast U.S. 100th Annual Meeting, Ecological Society of America. 9 – 14 August ,2015. Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Kass, J. M., Jensen, P. G, Anderson, R. P.

Poster

Wallace: a flexible platform for reproducible modeling of species niches and distributions built for community expansion. Celebrating Sciences: Orientation Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry & Physics. 24 August, 2017. CUNY Graduate Center, New York, New York, USA. Kass, J. M., Vilela, B., Aiello-Lammens, M. E, Muscarella, R., Anderson, R. P.

Investigating the drivers of invasive raccoon spread with dynamic occupancy models in Kanagawa, Japan. 8th Biennial Conference of the International Biogeography Society. 9 – 13 January, 2017. Tucson, Arizona, USA. Kass, J. M., Koike F.

Wallace: a user-friendly web app for advanced modeling of niches and distributions. 7th Annual Meeting, Student Conference on Conservation Science – New York, American Museum of Natural History. 20 – 22 October, 2016. New York, New York, USA. Kass, J. M., Aiello-Lammens, M. E, Vilela, B., Muscarella, R., Anderson, R. P.

A new conservation assessment for the Ecuadorian spiny pocket mouse informed by optimized ecological niche models and updated land cover and protected area data. 99th Annual Meeting, Ecological Society of America. 10 – 15 August, 2014. Sacramento, California, USA. Kass, J. M. & Anderson, R. P.

Oral (presented by colleagues)

Delineating parapatric ranges using species distribution models and support vector machines: An example with three-toed sloths (Bradypus). International Biogeography Society 2nd Latin American Biogeography Meeting. 5 – 9 August, 2019. Quito, Ecuador. Babich Morrow, C. Kass, J. M., Galante, P. J., Anderson, R. P., Blair, M. E.

Expanding Wallace species distribution modeling software to support national biodiversity change indicator calculations. International Biogeography Society 2nd Latin American Biogeography Meeting. 5 – 9 August, 2019. Quito, Ecuador. Galante PJ, Merow C, Kass, J. M., Aiello-Lammens, M. E., Ersts, P. J., Gerstner, B. E., Horning, N., Pinilla-Buitrago, G. E., Velásquez-Tibatá, J., Anderson, R. P., Blair, M. E.

Museum and citizen science records change distributional estimates for the olinguito. Student Conference on Conservation Science. 20 – 22 October, 2016. American Museum of Natural History, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, New York, New York, USA. Gerstner, B. E., Kass, J. M., Helgen, K. M., Kays, R. W., Anderson, R. P.

Museum and citizen science records change distributional estimates for the olinguito (Bassaricyon neblina). 96th Annual Meeting, American Society of Mammalogists. 24 – 28 June, 2016. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Gerstner, B. E., Helgen, K. M., Kays, Kass, J. M., R. W., Anderson, R. P.

Poster (presented by colleagues)

Making better geographic range estimates for threatened species by considering competition and deforestation: an implementation for spiny pocket mice in South America. American Fisheries Society & The Wildlife Society 2019 Joint Annual Conference. 30 September – 3 October, 2019. Reno, Nevada, USA. Meenan, S. I., Kass, J. M., Tinoco, N., Burneo, S. F. and Anderson, R. P.

Expanding Wallace species distribution modeling software to support national biodiversity change indicator calculations for GEO BON assessment and reporting. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. 10 – 14 December, 2018. Washington, D.C., USA. Galante, P. J., Merow, C., Gerstner, B., Kass, J. M., Pinilla-Buitrago, G. E., Aiello-Lammens, M. E., Horning, N., Ersts, P. J., Velásquez-Tibatá, J., Anderson, R. P., Blair, M. E.

Expanding Wallace biodiversity modeling software to support national biodiversity change indicator calculations for GEO BON assessment and reporting. Invited Poster Presentation. NASA Biodiversity and Ecological Forecasting Team Meeting. 24 – 26 April, 2018. Washington, D.C., USA. Blair, M. E., Anderson, R. P., Kass, J. M., Gerstner, B., Pinilla-Buitrago, G. E., Aiello-Lammens, M. E., Merow, C., Horning, N., Galante, P. J., Ersts, P. J., & Velásquez-Tibatá, J.

Conservation assessment for an endemic Malagasy rodent (Gymnuromys roberti) and recommendation of new niche modeling software to facilitate such studies. International Biogeography Society Conference. 9 – 13 January, 2017. University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA. Gerstner, B. E., Gavrutenko, M., Kass, J. M., Goodman, S. M., & Anderson, R. P.

Non-academic

Complex Tool Dev in Arcpy: ‘retooling’ from VBA. CalGIS Conference. 15 – 17 April, 2013. Long Beach, California, USA. Kass, J. M. & Cayce, K.

An Aquatic Resource Inventory for CA. Society for Conservation Biology Conference. 15 – 18 July, 2012. Oakland, California, USA. Kass, J. M., Cayce K, Klatt, M., Collins, J.

Bay Area Aquatic Resource Inventory – Methods, QC, Local Stewardship. Society for Conservation GIS Conference. 16 – 19 July, 2011. Big Bear Lake, California, USA. Kass, J. M., Cayce K, Klatt, M., Collins, J.

Bay Area Aquatic Resource Inventory – Riparian Model Development, Future Applications. CalGIS Conference. 28 – 31 March, 2011. Fresno, California, USA. Kass, J. M., Klatt, M., Cayce, K.