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The concept of biodiversity hotspots is given by : 

(a) F.P. Odum

(b) Norman Myers 

(c) James Lovelock 

(d) Rachel Carson

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Correct option:  (b) Norman Myers


The concept of biodiversity hotspot was given by Norman Myers.In 1988 he first identified 10 tropical forest “hotspots” characterised by both exceptional level of plant endemism and by serious levels of habitat loss. Later on, Conservation International (CI) adopted Myers’ hotspots. They gave a broad definition criteria of the Biodiversity hotspot.

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