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CSULB Geospatial Research and Mapping (GRAM) Field Program
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The GRAM project brings together faculty from CSULB Department of Geography, CSULB Department of Anthropology, University of Hawai’i and the National Tropical Botanical Garden.


Professor Christopher Lee, Geography, CSULB

Professor Lee’s resaerch interests broadly apply to remote sensing, physical geography, and applications of geospatial techniques to core problems, such as emergency management, geospatial workforce development, landscape and terrain analysis, and national intelligence.

Phone:  562 985-2358



Associate Professor Suzanne Wechsler, Geography, CSULB

Dr. Wechsler’s research interest cross a number of areas within geography and environmental science, including geographic information sciences, physical geography, and the application of geospatial techniques to a myriad of geographic, social, and environmental problems.

Phone: 562 985-2356


Professor Carl Lipo, Anthropology, CSULB

Professor Carl Lipo

Dr. Lipo’s research focuses on the use of evolutionary theory to generate scientific explanations about human cultural change in the archaeological record. His recent studies include the development of theoretical models and the construction of methods for studying patterns of change caused by cultural transmission and the process of natural selection in cultural systems. He also researchers methods in remote sensing to efficiently and non-destructively study the record. This work includes the use of aerial imagery, satellite imagery, magnetometry, resistivity, conductivity, thermal imagery and ground penetrating radar.

Phone: 562 985-2393



Professor Matt Becker, Department of Geological Sciences, CSULBProfessor Matt Becker

Professor Becker is the Conrey Endowed Chair of Hydrogeology. My backgrounds are in Geology and Engineering and I tend to favor experimental field work. I have spent most of my time working in bedrock systems, trying to understand how water, heat, and contaminants move through these systems. I have also done some remote sensing of groundwater (I spent a year at NASA) and always end up doing a fair amount of transport theory to understand what I see in the field. This is an exciting time to be a hydrologist because out capability to collect data is exploding. I have some experience with ground penetrating radar and fiber optic distributed temperature system.

Phone: 562 985-8983
Fax: 562 985-8638




Dr. David Burney, Director of Conservation, NTBG

Dr. Burney is the Director of Conservation for the National Tropical Botanical Garden.  His research focuses on endangered species, paleoenvironmental studies, and causes of extinction. He has over 30 years of practical experience in conservation, including serving as a technical consultant for Wildlife Conservation Society, Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy, BBC Natural History Unit, National Museums of Kenya, United Nations Development Program, USDA, US Fish & Wildlife Service, and other organizations.

Dr. Terry Hunt, Department of Anthropology, University of Hawai’i

Dr. Hunt is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Hawai’i, Manoa.  He has conducted archaeological field work and related research in Hawai’i, Samoa, Fiji, Rapa Nui (Easter Island), New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea.


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