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Norman Myers Biography

Biography: Dr. Norman Myers

Professor of Environmental Science
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University

myers bioDr. Myers has been a major contributing member of consultancy projects for research organizations and development agencies since 1972. He has served as a consultant for the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the World Resources Institute, the White House, the World Bank, the Rockefeller and MacArthur Foundations, and many other agencies and organizations. Dr. Myers record of accomplishments in the fields of biodiversity, environment, energy, and development span over three decades. He has authored or co-authored over 250 scientific papers and 17 books. He is also acknowledged as the creator of the biodiversity hotspot concept. Dr. Myers is well-known internationally and is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the Blue Planet Prize, the UNEP/Sasakawa Environment Prize, and the Volvo Environment Prize. He is only the second environmentalist worldwide to receive all three leading prizes. Dr. Myers received a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Oxford, a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Honorary Science Degree from the University of Kent.

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