Jurie J. du Plessis
Jurie obtained a BSc (Entomology & Zoology) at the University of the Free State (UFS), Bloemfontein and obtained his BSc Hons (Zoology) at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), Port Elizabeth. Returning to Bloemfontein in 2004, he completed an MEM (Masters in Environmental Management) at the Centre for Environmental Management (CEM), UFS, and graduated with a PhD (Environmental Management) in December 2013.
Jurie worked as a Learner Professional Officer at the CEM from 2004 to 2008, after which he was appointed as Assistant Museum Scientist and Collection Manager in the Department of Mammalogy at the National Museum. He is currently a Museum Scientist and Collections Manager in the Department of Mammalogy.
Jurie’s areas of expertise lie in the sampling of small mammal communities, preparation and management of mammal specimens for Museum collections, ecology and management of predators, predator-prey relationships with emphasis on the livestock and game farming industry, biomonitoring of fish communities in rivers and ecology of fish communities in rivers.
He is a member of the South African Wildlife Management Association (SAWMA).