Saikat Kumar Basu did his two Masters in Botany (Specialization: Microbiology) from the University of Calcutta (India) and Agricultural Studies from the University of Lethbridge (Canada). Currently a doctoral candidate of Biomolecular Sciences in the Department of Biological Sciences (University of Lethbridge) has several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters published in reputed national and international journals. He has written, edited and co-edited over 12 books till date. He has participated in a number of national and international seminars and conferences presenting papers and posters and is an active member of a number of organizations in Canada and India. He is associated as an editor and contributor to the Encyclopedia of Earth specializing in areas of Biological and Environmental Sciences. Saikat enjoys traveling, soccer, cricket and nature photography during his leisure.