• Biodiversity Monitoring Switzerland

Downloading methods 

All relevant and current documents on the BDM method are listed below. They can be downloaded as PDF files.

By the way: 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
Please refer to the German or French section of this website.
Z9 Indicator
Please refer to the German or French section of this website. Full instructions only available in German.
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.

Hotspot special edition

The Hotspot special edition on 20 years of BDM shows who works behind the data and highlights current developments in biodiversity.

Methodology report

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


A selection of all published reports and brochures for consultation.