Barbara Berli

Staff Member in the group of Prof. Walter Salzburger

Current Research

“Where do you come from, whereabouts do you swim, and how do you perform?” can sum up my current research interests. I began to work with trout by analyzing their swimming performance from a behavioural and physiological perspective comparing wild and hatched strains under different conditions. Now, I am working on the population genetics of Brown Trout (S. trutta) in regional river systems. An additional focus will soon be laid on the gene complex determining migration and on migration patterns of hatched Brown Trout after stocking in the rivers of the surroundings of Basel as well as of Atlantic Salmon stocked in the Rhine river system.


Curriculum Vitae

Born 1978 in Basel, Switzerland
2013 - Present Staff member Prof. Walter Salzburger, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
2011 - 2012 Research Assistant in the program Men – Society – Environment, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
2010 Master thesis in the group of Prof. Keith B. Tierney, University of Alberta, Canada
2006 - 2010 Master of Arts and Science of Sustainable Development, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
2005 - 2007Internship and Master Thesis at the Institute of Marine Sciences (ISMAR) with Dr. Elisa Camatti, Venice, Italy
1998 – 2006Master of Science in Zoology with focus on Marine Biology, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Research Grants


Internship in Canada: Josef and Olga Tomcsik – Stiftung: CHF 2500

Internship in Venice: Werenfels-Fonds CHF 12’000

Emilia Guggenheim-Schnurr-Stiftung: CHF 5000

Josef und Olga Tomcsik – Stiftung: CHF 1500




Member of the interest group: University of Tomorrow – modern teaching and learning environment at the University of Basel

Member of the Special Interest Group: Examination rooms: E-Assessment at the University of Basel