Rudy works on life history information in FishBase and analyses of life history data for modeling growth. On the side, as a service to the profession, Rudy reviews research manuscripts on growth and life history of fishes for international journals. He is an Associate Editor of Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Applied Ichthyology. He also runs a biennial online Ichthyology course for natural resources management practitioners for the University of the Philippines Open University.
At home, Rudy has his hands full all the time, driving for the family and fixing things. When time allows, Rudy likes taking wide angle photos and macro photos of things that don’t move or keep still long enough and wait while he fumbles with the camera settings.