Methods and products developed for BDM (including the BDM smartphone app) as well as data collected by BDM are available free of charge. If you are interested, please contact reinach Email, indicating the intended use.

General Methods

Information only in German or in French

Z7 Indicator

> Anleitung für die Erhebung des Indikators Z7 «Gefässpflanzen»
> Ergänzende Anleitung für den Umgang mit Zierpflanzen bei Z7-Gefässpflanzen
> Anleitung für die Feldarbeit zum Indikator Z7 «Tagfalter»

Z9 Indicator

Detailed instructions only available in the german section.

Report on precision and meaningfulness

BDM field surveys have been systematically assessed for quality from the start. Presenting figures and tables established so far, this report summarizes current findings on the precision and meaningfulness of BDM state indicators “Z7: Species Diversity in Landscapes” and “Z9: Species Diversity in Habitats”.
The report is meant to be a reference work for experts using BDM data in their studies or looking for scientific details on published BDM data. It is only available in German.

> Bericht über Präzision und Aussagekraft der BDM-Zustandsindikatoren (PDF, 2.1 MB)

A report from 2014 summarises the concept behind this programme of the Federal Office for the Environment FOEN in a straightforward and comprehensive way.
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