Chloe Bracis

Movement Ecology Group



Dr. Chloe Bracis


Postdoctoral Researcher

Research interests:

My research examines questions in movement ecology related how animals make decisions about where to move and then carry out these movements. I’m interested in how explicitly considering movement and cognition changes our understanding of animal behavior. I’ve used simulation models to investigate these questions across a range of scales and contexts, including the mechanisms underlying the homeward migration of Chinooksalmon from the ocean to the river mouth and how memory influences movement, foraging behavior, and food-safety tradeoffs in predator-prey interactions. My current project involves examining alternate drivers of large-scale movements of terrestrial mammals.


Gurarie, E., Bracis,C., Delgado, M., Meckley, T., Kojola, I., & Wagner, M. In review. What is the animal doing? Tools for exploring behavioral heterogeneity in animal movements.

Anderson, J.J., Gurarie, E., Bracis, C., Burke, B.J. & Laidre, K.L. 2013. Modeling climate change impacts on phenology and population dynamics of migratory marine species. Ecological Modelling 264:83-97.

Bracis, C. &Anderson, J.J. 2013. Inferring the relative oceanic distribution of salmon from patterns in age-specific arrival timing. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 142:556-567.

Bracis, C. &Anderson, J.J. 2012. An investigation of the geomagnetic imprinting hypothesis for salmon. Fisheries Oceanography 21:170-181.

Contact information

Phone: +49 (0)69 7542 1846