Sponsor(s): Biodiversity Committee of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, CAS;Botanical Society of China; Institute of Botany, CAS;Institute of Zoology, CAS;Institute of Microbiology, CAS
12 issues per year
Current Issue: Issue 01, 2020
Biodiversity Science（formerly Chinese Biodiversity）published its first issue in October 1993. It is sponsored by the Biodiversity Committee of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Botanical Society of China and jointly managed by Institute of Botany, Institute of Zoology and Institute of Microbiology, CAS. It is the first nationwide academic journal that specifically addresses the issues of biodiversity, aiming to enhance information exchange between Chinese and international scholars.
Fu Shenglei;Guo Liangdong
Jiang Zhigang;Kong Hongzhi
Li Bo;Xue Dayuan
Biodiversity Science,2020,Vol 28,No. 01
A red list assessment of macrofungi was performed to determine the threatened status of known macro-basidiomycetes in China. Forty-five species were considered threatened, with species classified as either Possibly Extinct (PE), Critically Endangered (CR), Endangered (EN), or Vulnerable (VU). These species account for 0.72% of the 6 268 macro-basidiomycete species. More than one-third of the threatened species are edible or medicinal fungi, and most of them are uncultivable, meaning they only grow in the wild. The threatened basidiomycete species are mainly distributed across Southwest and Northeast China. The main threats to these species are shrinking and destruction of habitat caused by human activities, although excessive picking is a major threat for the edible and medicinal species. However, there were insufficient data for 4 251 macro-basidiomycetes species, 67.82% of all species, which suggests that this red list assessment is incomplete.