ICOET 2019 Conference Program

Continental Breakfast
7:30 to 8:30 am

Plenary, Welcome Session
8:30 to 10:00 am

Break
10:00 to 10:30 am

Technical Session 1: Africa Emergent
10:30 to 12:00 pm

Technical Session 2: Reconnecting Cascadia
10:30 to 12:00 pm

I-90 Snqoaulamie Pass East - Engineering Innovation
Brian White, Washington State Department of Transportation

Technical Session 3: Soup to Nuts
10:30 to 12:00 pm

Technical Session 4: All Abuzz About Pollinators
10:30 to 12:00 pm

Arizona Department of Transportation Vegetation Management Guidelines
Kris Gade, Arizona Department of Transportation
Pollinator Garden For Arid Regions - Great Basin Desert
Cathy Ford, Idaho Transportation Dept

Panel 1: Designing the San Jose to Merced Project Section of California's High-Speed Rail System to Support Wildlife Movement
10:30 to 12:00 pm

Plenary: Keynote Luncheon
12:00 to 1:30 pm

Technical Session 5: Challenges in a Changing Climate
1:30 to 3:00 pm

The U.S. Forest Service Transportation Resiliency Guidebook: Addressing Climate Change Impacts on U.S. Forest Service Transportation Assets
Benjamin Rasmussen, U.S. Department of Transportation, John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
Tracking Shoreline Change for Ecosystem and Infrastructure Adaptation to Sea Level Rise
Fraser M. Shilling, Road Ecology Center, Department of Environmental Science & Policy, University of California, One Shields Ave, Davis CA 95616 USA
Designing an Adaptive Pathway to Resilient Highways and Coasts
Alyssa Mann, The Nature Conservancy; Tiffany Cheng, Environmental Science Associates

Technical Session 6: Ocelots on the Brink
1:30 to 3:00 pm

Ocelot Resource Selection in a Highly Fragmented Landscape
Amanda M. Veals, Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Texas A&M University-Kingsville
The Influence of Fences and Fence Gaps on the Distribution of Wildlife Road Mortalities on a South Texas Highway
Thomas J. Yamashita. School of Earth Environmental and Marine Sciences, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Technical Session 7: Betting on Biodiversity
1:30 to 3:00 pm

Effects of road infrastructure on biodiversity: The good, the bad and the unknown.
Svenja B. Kroeger, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO)
Are road verges corridors, biodiversity refuges or ecological traps?
António Mira, Institute of Mediterranean Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Évora, Portugal

Technical Session 8: Models, Take the Roadway!
1:30 to 3:00 pm

Risk Mapping Wildlife-Vehicle Collisions in the State of Montana
Matthew Bell, Western Transportation Institute, Montana State University
Prioritizing road sections for wildlife fencing: Considering scales, thresholds, and trade-offs
Jochen Jaeger, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, Concordia University Montreal, Canada

Panel 2: In it for the long-haul: Education and workforce development for wildlife friendly highways.
1:30 to 3:00 pm

Break
3:00 to 3:30 pm

Lightning Session 1: Mitigation & Modeling for Transportation Projects
3:30 to 5:00 pm

Integrating landscape connectivity modeling and field data for wildlife crossing design
Megan K. Jennings, Institute for Ecological Monitoring and Management, San Diego State University

Technical Session 9: California Dreaming
3:30 to 5:00 pm

Technical Session 10: Wildlife and Roads in the Developing World
3:30 to 5:00 pm

Mapping and Modelling of Wildlife and Livestock Roadkills from Kyumvi to Sultan Hamud (KENYA)
Peter Kibobi, University of Eldoret and Action for Cheetahs in Kenya
Landmark Railway and Conservation Project in a Developing Country: Bangladesh
Norris L. Dodd, Consultant to Asian Development Bank

Panel 3: Building the largest wildlife crossing in the world: the Liberty Wildlife Corridor Partnership
3:30 to 5:00 pm

Workshop 1a: Railway Ecology Workshop
3:30 to 5:00 pm

Workshop 1b: Developing an International Strategy on Engaging different Stakeholders for Mainstreaming Biodiversity Provisions for Sustainable Linear Infrastructure
3:30 to 5:00 pm

Reception
6:00 to 9:00 pm, California Railroad Museum, Old Town Sacramento