The German HNV monitoring methodology and results - HNV value decline

In Germany, the HNV monitoring methodology has enabled an initial assessment of the trend in HNV value of farmland. Between 2009 and 2013, there was a significant decline of HNV value, in particular in the HNV class III, which represents the lowest value (in terms of species richness and structure). Graph reproduced from (Benzler et al. 2015).

  Part of: Underwood E, Grace M (2017) The use of biodiversity data in rural development programming. Research Ideas and Outcomes 3: e20369.