Postdoctoral Students

 Salvatore Agosta

Salvatore J. Agosta, PhD
Associate Professor
Center for Environmental Studies 
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Va.

Dr. Agosta studies ecology, entomology, and evolutionary biology at the Center for Environmental Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. With an interest in tropical ecology, he spends a large portion of his time leading research at the VCU field station in Costa Rica.


Tom Contreras, PhD
Associate Professor
Biology Department
Washington and Jefferson College

Dr. Contreras is a broadly trained ecologist with interests in behavioral ecology and conservation biology. His current research integrates behavioral ecology and landscape ecology focusing on how forest loss affects the movement of forest animals.


Pizza K.Y. Chow, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Max-Planck Comparative Cognition Research Group
Max-Planck Institute for Ornithology

Dr. Chow studies neurobiology, cognition, memory and animal behavior. Her current research focuses primarily on decision-making processes in gray squirrels.

 Chang  Gang Chang