The Dean of Warner College of Natural Resources made the following announcement in an email this morning (reprinted below).


Please join me in congratulating Dr. Erica Fleishman ( on being selected as director of the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). CEMML is one of the CSU’s most productive and impactful centers.  With over $50M in grants and contracts annually, over 40 scientists and staff on campus and more than 350 employees stationed at DoD facilities across the country, CEMML supports a variety of federal agencies with service and pioneering work in social and environmental sciences.

Dr. Fleishman is a national leader in ecology and environmental sciences and comes to CEMML from her positions with the Department of Environmental Science and Policy and the John Muir Institute for the Environment at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Fleishman’s record of academic scholarship and service is exemplary. Her research emphasizes the integration of ecology with management and policy at the forefront of a wide array of salient and pressing issues. She has produced over 150 scholarly papers and technical reports and is routinely invited to offer her expertise through presentations and service on panels. Throughout her career at UC Davis she’s shown considerable talent for securing extramural support from a variety of funding agencies, with grants funding her work totaling well over $10 million dollars. We’re excited to have Dr. Fleishman come on board this fall to assume her new role as CEMML Director; in her new position at CSU she will also be recognized as a member of the graduate faculty in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology.

Over the past several months Interim CEMML Director Liz Caldwell has done an outstanding job. Dr. Caldwell graciously stepped in to manage CEMML’s activities during this transition while balancing her own full project load. She’s done an excellent job as interim director, strengthening partnerships within CSU and bolstering external relationships and funding from sponsors, and tackling a suite of critical administrative challenges.  Dr. Caldwell has graciously agreed to continue to serve in interim capacity until Dr. Fleishman is able to join us in October.  Please join me in thanking Liz for her strong program management, her dedication in that role, and all that she has done to advance CEMML’s programs.

John P. Hayes, Ph.D.

Dean, Warner College of Natural Resources

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