Erica Fleishman, Ph.D.
As Director of CEMML, Erica Fleishman guides development and implementation of the center’s priorities and its collaborations with federal, state, university, and other partners. She facilitates provision of research, services, and education by CEMML, and seeks to maintain and increase the center’s diversity and inclusivity. Fleishman has more than 25 years of experience conducting research on ecological responses to environmental change and the management of natural resources in the western United States. She also has worked with federal agencies and industry on responses of marine mammals to underwater sound. Fleishman has coauthored multiple curricula on applications of remote sensing to environmental sciences and ecological modeling. She participates in the science process for management of California’s San Francisco Estuary and for development of multiple Habitat Conservation Plans, which are mechanisms for conservation of private lands consistent with the US Endangered Species Act. Fleishman is past editor in chief of Conservation Biology and currently serves on the editorial boards of three other international journals.
Liz Caldwell, Ph.D.
Liz Caldwell successfully served as the Interim Director while recruiting for a permanent director. As Associate Director Compliance with CEMML, she manages the environmental compliance team on-campus as well as a variety of Army, Air Force, ESTCP contracts and CEMML’s on-site personnel task orders for environmental compliance specialists and field technicians staffed at various military installations. Areas of technical expertise include: environmental toxicology, radiation ecology, human health and ecological risk assessment, NEPA, environmental compliance, pollution prevention; and stormwater management planning. Caldwell is engaged in applied research investigating innovative solutions to potential degradation and/or reuse of deicing fluid and sludge obtained from oil water separators.
Cal Bagley is a range ecologist, with experience in natural resources management, GIS, environmental planning, and NEPA. As Associate Director he manages a wide variety of Army, Air Force, US Forest Service, SERDP and DoD contracts. He manages the GIS team, providing GIS support, data collection and development, analysis and map production and the Environmental Planning Team develops Integrated Natural Resources Management Plans (INRMPs), Environmental Assessments (EAs) and Environmental Impact Statements (EISs). Bagley addresses applied research on wind and water erosion, training impacts on vegetation recovery, and GIS/remote sensing applications for natural resources inventory and monitoring of public lands. Bagley is an advisor and project leader for CEMML graduate students in the Warner College of Natural Resources.
Gary Senseman is a geographer, with experience in remote sensing, GIS, cartography, and software development. As Associate Director, he leads the spatial information technology program at CEMML which includes spatial database design and development, spatial analysis tool development, and web-based interactive cartography design and development. He also manages CEMML’s information technology team which provides desktop and server computer hardware and software support for CEMML business operations and sponsored projects.
Jim Zeidler, Ph.D.
Jim Zeidler is a Research Scientist and registered professional archaeologist. As Associate Director for Cultural Resources, he serves as CEMML’s chief cultural resources specialist and also holds an Adjunct Assistant Professor position in CSU’s Department of Anthropology. His responsibilities include the execution of cultural resources management (CRM) planning and technical support efforts for the Army and other DoD services. He also manages CEMML’s on-site personnel contracts for cultural resources specialists and field technicians staffed at various military installations. Areas of technical support include: planning level surveys, compliance inventories, and National Register eligibility assessments for historic and prehistoric archaeological resources and historic buildings/structures; Native American consultation; historic context studies; cultural resources data management and analysis; GIS/GPS support; predictive archaeological modeling; and the development of Integrated Cultural Resource Management Plans (ICRMPs). Zeidler is also actively involved in applied scientific research in the areas of archaeological resource management, predictive modeling, and geoarchaeology.