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Standardized Inventory Methodologies for
Components of British Columbia's Biodiversity:

MACROFUNGI
(including the phyla Ascomycota and Basidiomycota)

January 1997
VERSION 1.1

RESOURCES INVENTORY COMMITTEE APPROVED STANDARD

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

PREFACE

1. INTRODUCTION

1.1 Preamble

1.2 Definitions and delimitations of groups covered by this manual

2. INVENTORY GROUP

2.1 Union of Fungi

2.2 Categorizing fungi by nutritional status

2.3 Logistical limitations on inventories of terrestrial fungi

3. PROTOCOLS

3.1 Standard Surveys (macrofungi)

3.2 Sampling Sites by Microhabitats

3.3 Sampling by Seasons

3.4 Field equipment

3.5 Field Procedures

3.6 Processing Spores

3.7 Recording Data on Fresh Specimens

3.8 Preserving Herbarium Specimens

3.9 Sampling Design

4. SUMMARY

GLOSSARY

LITERATURE CITED

The background information presented in this document are based on the unpublished draft manual, Methodologies for inventorying British Columbia’s macrofungi, prepared by Scott A. Redhead and Shannon Berch for the Resources Inventory Committee. Minor changes to the draft manual were made by Ruth van den Driessche and Tom Ethier in order to conform to the Resources Inventory Committee publication standards.


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