Why is botany important? Plants are so important for maintaining all forms of life on this planet….
Prof. Nishanta Rajakaruna
My name is Nishanta ‘Nishi’ Rajakaruna and I am an Associate Professor in Plant Biology at California Polytechnic State University, USA. I had my secondary education at Trinity College, Kandy and entered the University of Peradeniya in 1989. However, due to civil unrest in the country I left for the US to pursue my post-secondary education. I spent 14 years studying botany in the US and Canada and have been teaching botany in the US over the past 12 years. I love my life as a teacher and plan to spend the rest of life sharing my passion for plants with others. More information about me can be found here: https://nrajakaruna.wordpress.com