MonViA, the Julius Kühn-Institute develops in close cooperation with the
Thünen-Institute and the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food a
broad-based farmland biodiversity monitoring for Germany. The joint project
consists of three main parts: a) a general, national wide trend monitoring
based on a systematic sampling grid, b) an in-depth, question-based
monitoring on specific issues focusing on insects and c) a Citizen-Science
monitoring, based on the participation of farmers, associations and interested
citizens. The as long-term designed project involves 6 specialist institutes
from the TI, 8 from the JKI and the BLE with a total of more than 35 persons.
The subproject "Wild bees and honey bees" includes the aggregation
and analysis of data collected in the past and in the future with regard to
honey bees and wild bees in agricultural areas in Germany. For this purpose,
a digital data platform will be developed. Moreover, a citizen-science
component will complement the data collection.