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NFI glossary and dictionary

On this page you find the translations of woody species and of terms as well as their explanations (marked with yellow background), which were used in the NFI.

shrub forest
Forest area where more than two thirds of the reference stand is covered with shrubs. The forests counted as shrub forest are mainly green alder and mountain pine, but hazel and similarly stocked forests may also be counted (see NFI2 Field Manual p. 37).

[D] Gebüschwald
Zu mehr als zwei Dritteln des massgebenden Bestandes mit Sträuchern bedeckte Waldfläche. Als Gebüschwald gelten insbesondere die Grünerlen- und die Legföhrenwälder, aber auch Haselniederwälder und ähnliche Bestockungen, vgl. Anl. LFI S. 37.

[F] forêt buissonnante
Surface forestière dont le peuplement déterminant est couvert à plus de deux tiers de buissons. Il s'agit en particulier des forêts d'aulnes verts et de pins rampants, mais aussi des taillis de noisetiers et des boisements similaires.

[I] arbusteto
Superficie forestale con più di due terzi del popolamento determinante ricoperti da arbusti. Come arbusteti si considerano principalmente le formazioni a drosa, a pino mugo, ma anche i noccioleti e soprassuoli simili.
  • Recommended form of citation:
    Brändli, U.-B.; Speich, S., 2007: Swiss NFI glossary and dictionary. [Published online 27.06.2007]. Available from World Wide Web <http://www.lfi.ch/glossar/glossar-en.php>. Birmensdorf, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL.
  • The German definition of the scientific terms was done with the help of the following lexica and terminologies:
    LdF = Lexikon der Forstbotanik (Schütt et al. 1991)
    SSI = Sanasilva-Inventur WSL. Terminologie im Sanasilva-Bericht 1997 (Brang und Kaennel Dobbertin 1997)
    SAFE = Forsteinrichtungsbegriffe. Schweizerischer Arbeitskreis für Forsteinrichtung (1986). Since 2007 Arbeitsgruppe Waldplanung und -management
    TFW = Terminologie Forsteinrichtung/Waldinventur (Bick et al. 1994)
    WBö = Wörterbücher der Biologie. Ökologie (Schäfer und Tischler 1983)
    WT = Waldbauliche Terminologie (Brünig und Mayer 1980)
    Anl. LFI = Anleitung für die Feldaufnahmen der Erhebung 1993-1995 (Stierlin et al. 1994)
  • The German, French and Italien plant names were taken mainly from the book Die häufigsten Waldbäume der Schweiz or from the Flora Helvetica
  • The English plant names were taken form the internet (swiss web flora, PLANTS Database and Dictionary of Common Names by plantpress.com). The notations and abbreviations were taken from IPNI - The international Plant Names Index.
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