Biodiv Sci ›› 2020, Vol. 28 ›› Issue (1): 11-19.  DOI: 10.17520/biods.2019172

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Methods and procedures of the red list assessment of macrofungi in China

Ke Wang1,2,Dongmei Liu3,Lei Cai4,Haijun Wu1,2,Yi Li1,5,Tiezheng Wei1,Yonghui Wang1,2,Hongmei Wu1,2,Xiaodan Wei1,2,Binbin Li1,2,Junsheng Li3,*(),Yijian Yao1,*()   

  1. State Key Laboratory of Mycology, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101
    University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049
    State Environmental Protection Key Laboratory of Regional Eco-process and Function Assessment, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, Beijing 100012
    Department of Nature and Ecology Conservation, Ministry of Ecology and Environment, Beijing 100035
    School of Food Science and Engineering, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, Jiangsu 225127
  • Received:2019-05-23 Accepted:2019-07-09 Online:2020-01-20 Published:2019-12-13
  • Contact: Junsheng Li,Yijian Yao


In The Red List Assessment of Macrofungi in China project, the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria were adjusted according to differences in biological characteristics among plants, animals, and macrofungi. The adjustments are as follows: (1) population fluctuation and mature population members were estimated according to visible distribution and fruiting bodies, (2) a certain time period (rather than generation time) was used to calculate population change, (3) Possibly Extinct was added as an additional threatened category. The assessed data was based on the Checklist of Fungi in China database, fungal taxonomy literature, and expert consultation. Lastly, the Red List of China’s Biodiversity—Macrofungi was compiled via task assignment, data collection, assessed species verification, initial assessment, expert assessment, and red list compilation.

Key words: IUCN, red list categories and criteria, Possibly Extinct, macrofungi, assessment procedure