Dr. N. Rama Rao

(Specialization: Plant Taxonomy and Ethnobotany)

Completed M.Sc. from Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur and Ph. D. from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. Served in Botanical Survey of India, Coimbatore from 1982-1989 and as a Scientist in Ministry of Environment & Forests, Lucknow from 1989 to1992; Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education from 1992 to 2014 and retired as Scientst-G. Served as expert member of marine and aquatic plants, Ministry of Environment and Forests, expert member of Forest Biodiversity of Andhra Pradesh Biodiversity Board; expert member of Andhra Pradesh Medicinal Plant Board; member of advisory committee of the programme, P.G. Diploma in Medicinal Botany of the CDE, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad; ICFRE Subject Matter Expert on Mangroves of India; Expert Member of ICFRE. Visited Australia, Bhutan, England, Honkong, Ireland, Singapore and USA. Published two books and 80 papers. Handled eleven research projects. Guided Seven Ph. D. and one M. Phil. students.