David Randall is Chair Professor and Head of Biology and Chemistry at the City University of Hong Kong, a position he previously held from 2003-2006. He received his Ph.D from the University of Southampton, UK in 1963 and then joined the Faculty of the University of British Columbia, where he was appointed Professor in 1973 and Professor Emeritus in 2003. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1981. Randall received the Fry Medal from the Canadian Society of Zoologists in 1993, the Award of Excellence from the American Fisheries Society in 1994 and the Murray Newman Award for excellence in Fisheries Research in 2009. David Randall has been a visiting Professor at Universities of Nairobi (1988); George Washington (1988/89); and in Biology and Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong (1997). He has worked in many Institutions around the world including the Max Planck Institute, Gottingen, Germany; marine stations in Naples, Italy; Plymouth, UK; Port Aransas, Texas; USA; and Bamfield, BC, Canada. David Randall has authored more than three hundred original papers and has edited and contributed to many books, including the series on Fish Physiology (26+ volumes) and many Springer Verlag publications.