Table 4. An example of an evaluation of a species of rare lichen, Fuscopanaria saubinetii, from the 2003 annual species review, showing outcomes of the Bayesian belief network (BBN) decision models and the voting results from the evaluation panel. Panelist 7 was absent during this particular panel. The prior (2002) conservation management category for this species was category F (see Table 1).

Species conservation management category
Model or Panel A B C D E F Off
BBN species model (probability)
0 0 0 0 33 30 37
Panel – 1st votes (percent)
Panelist 1 0 0 0 0 100 0 0
Panelist 2 100 0 0 0 0 0 0
Panelist 3 0 0 0 0 100 0 0
Panelist 4 0 0 0 0 100 0 0
Panelist 5 10 0 0 0 90 0 0
Panelist 6 0 0 0 0 100 0 0
Panelist 7
Panelist 8 0 0 0 0 100 0 0
TOTAL voting points (%) 110 (16%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 590 (84%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Panel – 2nd votes (single vote)
Panelist 1 X
Panelist 2 X
Panelist 3 X
Panelist 4 X
Panelist 5 X
Panelist 6 X
Panelist 7
Panelist 8 X
Total number of votes 0 0 0 0 7 0 0