Biological Quality of Habitats and Structures


The same habitat types can differ greatly in terms of quality. How do we assess the biological quality of habitats? Are suitable habitats available in the necessary quality for the promotion of selected species?

The indicators for the diversity of habitats and structures illustrate the state of and changes in the pillars of biodiversity in the agricultural landscape. In the past, structural elements such as trees or streams were removed, primarily in the lower altitudes, as part of land improvement and intensification measures for improving management efficiency. The quantity and spatial layout of the structures in the open agricultural landscape therefore have some bearing on the intensity of land use, which directly influences biodiversity in agricultural landscapes. 

The indicators are: 

  • Area with AET quality according to plant species
  • Nitrogen indicator values of the plant species
  • Percentage of ecologically valuable groves