• Transportation Research Board

      TRB 98th Annual Meeting

      January 13–17, 2019

    • Interactive Program


Annual Meeting Event Detail

Lectern Session 1455

Developing Climate Adaptation Strategies That Address Ecological Concerns Associated with Transportation Facilities

Tuesday 10:15 AM- 12:00 PM
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Daniel Smith, University of Central Florida, presiding
Maggie Johnson, Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, presiding
Sponsored by:
Standing Committee on Ecology and Transportation (ADC30)
Standing Committee on Resource Conservation and Recovery (ADC60)
Standing Committee on Transportation Energy (ADC70)
Standing Committee on Transportation and Sustainability (ADD40)
Special Task Force on Climate Change and Energy (A0020T)

The National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy recommends that sectors, such as transportation, are incorporated into the planning process as climate change will impact the wildlife and ecosystems that society depends upon for jobs, recreation, and other important ecological services. The transportation community is working hard at integrating climate preparedness into their future infrastructure plans, but unless ecological principles are included, we are missing a huge opportunity to safeguard the nation’s fish, wildlife, plants, and ecological systems, as well as keeping our roads structurally sound and safe. A joint session with AFWA/USFS. 

A series of presentations followed by a facilitated question and answer period between the speakers and the audience. Moderator: Maggie Johnson, AFWA.

Title Presentation Number
Climate Adaptation Strategies for Fish and Wildlife: Bridging the Gap in Transportation Planning
Maggie Johnson, Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
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Translating Biology to Strategy for Climate Adaptation Needs for Coastal Wildlife
Kimberly Andrews, University of Georgia
Daniel Smith, University of Central Florida
City of Miami Beach Meeting the Challenges of Sea-Level Rise
Bruce Mowry, Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.
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Incorporating Infrastructure into Vulnerability Assessments and Adaptation Planning
Joseph Burns, U.S. Forest Service
Intersection of Smart Transportation and Ecology: Opportunity for Improved Resilience
James Allen, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
Panel Discussion
Maggie Johnson, Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
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