ARCHIVE SITE for the Biodiversity Metric 2.0 and the Biodiversity Metric 3.0

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THIS IS THE ARCHIVE SITE FOR BIODIVERSITY METRICS 2.0 & 3.0

The Biodiversity Metric was updated to version 3.1 on 21/04/2022.

The most current version (3.1) of the Biodiversity Metric can be accessed and downloaded from

Biodiversity Metric 3.1 page

This page contains the calculation tools, guidance and other documents related to the earlier versions 2.0 and 3.0 of the Biodiversity Metric

Projects currently using biodiversity metric 2.0 or version 3.0 are advised to continue to do so unless requested otherwise by their client or consenting body as the biodiversity units values generated by metric 2.0 and metric 3.0 can differ from each other and may differ from the more current version 3.1 of the metric.

Downloads available for this record

File Uploaded
Biodiversity Metric 3.0 - QGIS template Beta test, ZIP, 634.9 KB 2022/04/12
Biodiversity Metric 3.0 - QGIS template and GIS import tool guidance Beta test, PDF, 2.6 MB 2022/04/12
Biodiversity Metric 3.0 - GIS import tool Beta test, XLSB, 4.6 MB 2022/04/12
Biodiversity Metric 3.0 - GIS Data Standard, XLSX, 127.8 KB 2022/04/12
Biodiversity Metric 3.0 - habitat condition assessment sheets with instructions, XLSX, 236.3 KB 2022/04/12
Biodiversity Metric 3.0 - Short User Guide, PDF, 1.1 MB 2022/04/12
Biodiversity Metric 3.0 - User Guide, PDF, 2.5 MB 2022/04/12
Biodiversity Metric 3.0 - Technical Supplement, PDF, 3.0 MB 2022/04/12
Biodiversity Metric 3.0 - Calculation Tool (Macro Enabled), XLSM, 3.9 MB 2022/04/12
Biodiversity Metric 3.0 - Calculation Tool (Macro Free), XLSX, 3.9 MB 2022/04/12
Biodiversity Metric 3.0 - Calculation Tool, XLSM, 3.9 MB 2022/03/30
Biodiversity Metric 3.0 - User Guide, PDF, 2.5 MB 2022/03/30
The Biodiversity Metric 2.0 - Beta Test: Summary Consultation Response, PDF, 495.0 KB 2020/08/07
The Biodiversity Metric 2.0 - Intertidal Habitats - Beta Test, PDF, 1.2 MB 2020/01/22
Biodiversity Metric 2.0: Technical Guidance for Intertidal Habitats, PDF, 1019.4 KB 2020/01/22
Biodiversity Metric Connectivity Tool - Reference Habitat Folder - Beta Test (download with connectivity tool), ZIP, 9.5 MB 2019/12/19
Biodiversity Metric Connectivity Tool Manual Installer - Beta Test, ZIP, 19.2 MB 2019/12/19
Biodiversity Metric Connectivity Tool Auto Installer - Beta Test, ZIP, 10.1 MB 2019/12/19
The Biodiversity Metric 2.0 Connectivity Tool Guidance - Beta Test, PDF, 796.6 KB 2019/12/19
The Biodiversity Metric 2.0 - Calculation Tool - Beta Test December 2019 Update, XLSM, 4.9 MB 2019/12/19
The Biodiversity Metric 2.0 - User Guide - Beta Test, PDF, 3.3 MB 2019/10/24
The Biodiversity Metric 2.0 - Technical Supplement - Beta Test, PDF, 2.2 MB 2019/10/24
The Biodiversity Metric 2.0 - Calculation Tool: User Guide - Beta Test, PDF, 1.2 MB 2019/07/29

Related Access to Evidence records

Title
Defra Biodiversity Metric - Introduction to the Proposed Updated Metric (BD2020-10)