Dr. Vartika Jain Ph.D., FES, FAPT, FSMRIM, is Lecturer in Department of Botany, Govt. Meera Girls' College, Udaipur, Rajasthan working on various dimensions of Ethnobiology, Ethno-pharmacology, Phytochemistry and Plant taxonomy for last 12 years. She is a Gold Medalist in M.Sc. Botany, qualified CSIR-NET (JRF) and published about 50 research and review articles in National and International Journals, chapters in books and written several popular articles in magazines. She has authored three reference books and received various Awards such as Maharana Fateh Singh Award (1997 & 1999), Young Scientist Award (2010), Platinum Shakti Award (2015), Prof. P. Sensarma Medal (2016) and Young Achiever Award in Ethnobiology (2017). She has participated and presented research papers in 28 National and International Conferences and is member of many Academic Societies including International Society of Ethnobiology, USA.
S. K. Jain, formerly Director of Botanical Survey of India (Govt. of India) and Founder- Director of Dr. S.K. Jain Institute of Ethnobiology has placed India on world map of ethnobotany. He has received numerous Indian and international medals and other awards, the notable being Distinguished Economic Botanist (from U.S.A.), Lifetime Achievent Award (Inst. Ethnobiology), J.W. Harshbergar Medal and Wlliam Carey Medal. He has authored or edited over 40 books and 350 research papers; some of these have been published abroad. He is an “institution builder”; he founded the Institute of Ethnobiology, Society of Ethnobotanists, and Association for Plant Taxonomy, as also the journals Ethnobotany and Phytotaxonomy. Many world leaders in the subject have called Dr. Jain as Father of Indian Ethnobotany, and several of his publications as milestones in evolution of this interdisciplinary subject.