Teaching

University

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

Introduction to the R programming language. Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University. January 25, 30 and February 3, 6, 2020. Sections taught by Kass JM: 1) Introduction to R: Data types, tables, and iteration; 2) Beginning data science with dplyr. Other instructors: Sieveritz B, Friedman NR.

Workshops

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

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, NY. 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, KS. 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. 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.