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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.

main stand
Stand layer in most of the wood production takes place (according to TFW), i.e all dominant and co-dominant trees - see also stand, secondary stand.

[D] Hauptbestand
Bestandesschicht, auf der das Hauptgewicht der Holzproduktion liegt (nach TFW), d.h. alle herrschenden und mitherrschenden Bäume, siehe auch Bestand, Nebenbestand.

[F] peuplement principale
Strate du peuplement sur laquelle se concentre la production de bois (selon TFW), soit les arbres dominants et codominants, voir aussi peuplement, peuplement accessoire.

[I] popolamento principale
Strato del popolamento di maggior peso nella produzione di legname (da TFW), quindi tutti gli alberi dominanti e codominanti. Vedi anche popolamento, popolamento accessorio.
  • 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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