A group of plant scientists, environmentalists, academics, nature lovers and NGOs met on 3rd December 1994 at the National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, India under the chairmanship of Dr. P. V. Sane, the then director of the Institute, to discuss the ways and means of protecting our environment from the onslaught of atmosphere pollution caused by increasing population, rapidly growing urbanization and industrialization and fast depleting natural resources. The meeting adopted a blue print of the constitution of the Society, which was named as “International Society of Environmental Botanists (ISEB).
It is a matter of great pride and satisfaction that CSIR-NBRI based International Society of Environmental Botanist (ISEB) has completed 25 years of its existence. During this period, the membership of ISEB has grown from 28 to over 550 now covering several countries of the world, besides all corners of India. In the series of programmes planned to celebrate Silver Jubilee year a function was organized on 6thMarch, 2020. The highlight of the programme were the deliberation of two Silver Jubilee lectures by the Chief Guest of the function, Prof. L.S. Shashidhara, FNA, President, IUBS & Dean Ashoka University, and the Guest of Honour, Prof. Madhoolika Agrawal, FNA, Coordinator Interdisciplinary School of Life Sciences at BHU. The lecture will be attended by many ISEB members, distinguished faculties from Lucknow and around, research students and scientists/staff of CSIR-NBRI. On this occasion the ISEB Fellowship/Young Scientist Award 2019 were also conferred to the awardees by the Director CSIR-NBRI and President ISEB.