N. G. Ravichandra, PhD, is Associate Professor, AICRP (Nematodes), Department of Plant Pathology, UAS, GKVK, Bangalore and is engaged in teaching, research and extension activities in plant pathology. He is also guiding MSc (Agricultural sciences) and PhD students for their research work. Dr. N.G. Ravichandra has over 146 scientific publications to his credit in national and international journals. He has authored two textbooks including Methods and Techniques in Plant Nematology, published by PHI Learning. He has also contributed chapters to several textbooks, authored ten books on various aspects of plant protection, and has edited books and chapters related to plant pathology. Dr. N.G. Ravichandra is an active life member of several professional societies including Nematological Society of India, Indian Phytopathological Society, Society of Mycology & Plant Pathology, National Environ-mental Science Academy and Institute of Agricultural Technology.