International Conference on Ecology & Transportation Pooled Fund

There have been twelve biennial International Conferences on Ecology and Transportation (ICOET) since its origin in 1999. The most recent conference was the largest to date, entirely virtual due to the Covid Pandemic held in September 2021 and entirely hosted by the ICOET Steering Committee with assistance from the Road Ecology Center at the University of California – Davis (UC Davis). This pooled fund will support the next conference in June of 2023 that will be a hybrid conference with the in-person part occurring in Burlington, Vermont. ICOET continues to serve as an invaluable conduit for transportation and ecology professionals to share applicable research and best practices, and to transfer knowledge between experienced practitioners and future leaders. The ICOET program includes podium presentations, posters on current research, field trips, and exhibits on topics of interest to researchers, biologists, engineers, planners, project managers, administrators, and policy makers. The folks that regularly attend ICOET represent hundreds of professionals that work for government, Tribal, academic, non-governmental and private industry from the United States and other countries. The 2021 conference had 581 participants from 29 countries. This new pooled fund will supersede the previous pooled fund (TPF 5-452) that was completed on December 31, 2021. It's objective is to provide one ICOET Conference in 2023 for communication, technology transfer and information sharing among transportation professionals on ecology issues and transportation. The ICOET Conference for 2023 will be in Vermont cohosted by the Vermont Agency of Transportation and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, with support from FHWA and organized by the Road Ecology Center at the UC Davis. There will also be a hybrid component to the conference that folks can attend virtually. Building on the 2021 ICOET Conference this 12th biennial conference in 2023 will: bring experts around the world to exchange knowledge & best practices on the interrelationship of ecology & transportation; share ideas through presentations, panel discussion, breaks, lunches, receptions, and field trips; expand the shared knowledge and learn about the cutting edge of science on the topic of ecology and transportation.


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  • Status: Programmed
  • Funding: $64000
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Arizona Department of Transportation

    206 South 17th Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ  United States  85007

    Idaho Department of Transportation

    P.O. Box 7129
    3311 W. State Street
    Boise, ID  United States  83707-1129

    North Dakota Department of Transportation

    608 East Boulevard Avenue
    Bismarck, ND  United States  58505-0700

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483

    Washington State Department of Transportation

    Transportation Building
    Olympia, WA  United States  98504

    New York State Department of Transportation

    50 Wolf Road
    Albany, NY  United States  12232

    Nevada Department of Transportation

    1263 South Stewart Street
    Carson City, NV  United States  89712
  • Managing Organizations:

    Washington State Department of Transportation

    Transportation Building
    Olympia, WA  United States  98504
  • Project Managers:

    Peterson, Jon

  • Start Date: 20230413
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01869742
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Contract Numbers: TPF-5(499)
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 11 2023 4:38PM