2011 International Conference on Ecology and Transportation


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International Conference on Ecology and Transportation (ICOET) invites you to attend its 2011 conference, to be held August 21-25, 2011 at the Westin Seattle Hotel and Conference Center in Seattle, Washington. ICOET is a multi-disciplinary, inter-agency event conducted biennially to identify and share quality research applications and best management practices that address wildlife, habitat, and ecosystem issues related to the delivery of surface transportation systems.

Your abstracts for technical paper and poster presentations, as well as proposals for facilitated sessions, are welcomed for submission. The 2011 theme is “Sustainability in Motion.”

Abstracts may describe current project or planning activities, research findings, emerging issues, or best practices related to the interface between ecology and surface transportation systems. Abstracts should include aspects of both ecology and transportation and support the conference theme.

General topic areas of interest include:
•  Aquatic and Marine Ecosystems
•  Wildlife and Terrestrial Ecosystems
•  Vegetation and Transportation Facilities
•  Integrating Transportation and Conservation Planning
•  Transportation Construction, Operations and Maintenance
•  Coordination and Regulatory Compliance
•  Emerging Issues and New Directions in Ecology and Transportation

ICOET 2011 is also seeking abstracts in four topics of specific interest:
•  Rail, Ports and Intermodal Facilities
•  Ecology and Transportation in Urban Contexts
•  Economics of Ecology and Transportation
•  Invasive Species

New -- Call for Facilitated Sessions:
Proposals are invited for facilitated sessions that focus on the intersection of ecology, transportation and sustainability. A facilitated session will include a combination of presented material, panel discussion and audience participation.

Abstracts and proposals are being accepted until January 31, 2011. More details and instructions for submission are available at the ICOET website: http://www.icoet.net/ICOET_2011.

Contact Eugene Murray, ICOET Conference Coordinator, Center for Transportation and the Environment North Carolina State University, at 919-515-8037 or email eugene_murray@ncsu.edu.

For further information, contact Region 10’s Linda Gehrke at (206) 220-4463 or email linda.gehrke@dot.gov.

Sincerely,

/s/

R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator