Jordy joined the Hopkins Lab in September 2017. His main focus lies in research on the ecology of herpetofauna, invasive species and parasites. He has worked all over the world and has developed a broad research interest. In the past he worked with crocodiles, frogs, salamanders, flying foxes, toads, snails and freshwater turtles.
Jordy was part of a double M.Sc. program and obtained an M.Sc. degree from Wageningen University in the Netherlands and one from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Sweden. For his thesis, Jordy studied the immune system of the critical endangered Philippine crocodile (Crocodylus mindorensis) when kept in different rearing systems in the Philippines. The focus of his second thesis was on tail postures and motion as emotional state indicators in finishing pigs.
After his graduate work, Jordy studied the impact of the invasive cane toads (Rhinella marina) on native wildlife in the Outback of Australia and worked at Ewha W. University in Seoul, South Korea where he collected data for different climate-change projects.
In the Hopkins Lab, Jordy will do field work and laboratory work for different projects with a main focus on the Eastern Hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis).