Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University, Apr-Aug semester, 2023

Approaches to the Biological Sciences (生物学へのアプローチ) Macroecology Lab lecture

Overview to Ecological, Developmental, and Adaptation Sciences 1 (生態発生適応科学概論1) Macroecology Lab lecture

Animal Ecology (動物生態学) guest lectures for Prof. Urabe

Modeling species’ niches and ranges: theory and methods. Lecture for Modern Statistics for Biologists graduate course at OIST. 7 October, 2022.

Class Lectures in Biogeography. Three lectures to Prof. Anderson’s undergraduate biogeography class at the City College of New York on topics in the spatial effects of biotic interactions, species distribution models, and R programming for ecological applications. March - October, 2017.

Adjunct Lecturer. Three laboratory sections of Foundations of Biology I (Fall 2014 – Fall 2015), and one laboratory section of Ecology and Evolution (Spring 2016) at City College of New York. September 2014 - May 2016.

Online Courses

Model evaluation lecture. Intro to Species Distribution Modeling course, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy (remote). June 10, 2021. URL: https://youtu.be/GzF57egpIgQ

Wallace Ecological Modeling Application: flexible and reproducible modeling of species’ niches and distributions built for community expansion. ENM 2020: Online course in ecological niche modeling. Week 19, Course 2. May 18, 2020. Kass J. M. & Pinilla-Buitrago, G. E. URL: https://youtu.be/kWNyNd2X1uo

Data subsetting for evaluation of species distribution models. ENM 2020: Online course in ecological niche modeling. Week 13, Course 2. April 6, 2020. URL: https://youtu.be/nyxygSRNzLw

Mini Courses

R package development. Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University. September 20, 27 and October 4, 2021. Instructors Ayala, R., Kass, J. M., Plessy, C.

Introduction to the R programming language. Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University. January 25, 30 and February 3, 6, 2020. Instructors: Friedman N. R., Kass J. M., Sieveritz B.


Interactive, reproducible, and accessible species distribution modeling for conservation with Wallace. North American Congress for Conservation Biology 2022, Reno, Nevada, USA. 17 July, 2022. Kass J. M. (virtual), Gerstner, B. E., Johnson, B. A., Chang, S., Blair, M. E.

SDM Workshop using Wallace: Reinforcing the capacity for conservation science and planning for young West African conservationists. 23 – 24 June, 2022. Virtual. Paz, A., Kass, J. M., Idohou, R., Johnson, B. A., Shirley, M. Hosted by THRESCOAL in partnership with Project Mecistops and Université de Nangui-Abrogoua.

Species Distribution Modeling for Conservation. Hanoi University of Science, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam. 25 – 26 July, 2019. Blair M. E., Galante, P. J., Kass, J. M., Le, M. Sections taught by Kass J. M.: 1) Major steps/pitfalls to SDMs – bias, partitioning, tuning; 2) Model evaluation and projection.

Wallace, a modular software for modeling species niches and distributions: tour of the workflow and extending functionality with custom R functions. International Biogeography Society 2nd Latin American Biogeography Meeting. 5 August, 2019, Quito, Ecuador. Pinilla-Buitrago, G. E., Babich Morrow, C., Galante, P. J., Kass, J. M.

Species distribution modeling for conservation in R and Wallace. 9th Annual Meeting, Student Conference on Conservation Science – New York, American Museum of Natural History. 24 – 26 October 2018, New York, New York, USA. Aeillo-Lammens, M. E., Kass J. M., Pinilla-Buitrago, G. E., Paz, A.

Wallace: A New Modular GUI Software for Modeling Species Niches and Distributions. 98th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists. 25 – 29 June, 2018. Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA. Kass, J. M., Pinilla-Buitrago, G. E., Anderson, R. P.

Expanding Wallace biodiversity modeling software to support Colombia BON assessment and reporting. 17 – 19 April 2018. Alexander von Humboldt Institute, Venado de Oro, Bogotá, Colombia. Anderson, R. P., Kass, J. M.

Integrating and cleaning biodiversity data: workflows to model ranges and merge associated ecological, phylogenetic, and trait information. 2017 Biennial Conference, International Biogeography Society. 9 – 13 January 2017. University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA. Merow, C., Aeillo-Lammens, M. E., Anderson, R. P., Boyle, B., Enquist, B. J., Kass, J. M., McGill, B., Maitner, B., Moreuta-Holme, N., Kerkhoff, A., Svenning, J-C.