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Mueller, Gregory M. [1], Dahlberg, Anders [2].

Mainstreaming Fungal Conservation .

Fungal conservation is a relatively new focus for both the mycological and conservation community. Yet, major strides are being made. Protocols and assumptions for red listing various groups of fungi were revised during a recent workshop held in Sweden in which the conservation status of a significant number of fungi were assessed and proposed for inclusion on the IUCN Global Red List.  Gaps in our knowledge of fungal diversity, distributions, phenology, and responses to threats will continue to pose significant challenges to fungal conservation initiatives for the foreseeable future and beyond, but we have sufficient knowledge on a increasing number of species to enable fungi and mycologists to play a larger role in regional, national, and global fungal conservation activities. 

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Related Links:
The Global Fungal Red List Initiative
International Society For Fungal Conservation

1 - Chicago Botanic Garden, Conservation Science, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL, 60022, USA
2 - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Swedish Species Information Center , P.O. Box 7007, Uppsala, SE-750 07, Sweden

Red Listing

Presentation Type: Offered Paper - Paper
Session: 2
Location: Auditorium/Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
Date: Monday, June 9th, 2014
Time: 8:45 AM
Number: 2002
Abstract ID:206
Candidate for Awards:None

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