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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.

ecotone
Border area between different plant communities or biotopes (border or transition biotope). Ecotones are habitats for organisms of the neighbouring biotopes and for organisms that have become specialized for the ecotone itself (according to WT).

[D] Ökoton
Grenzbereich zwischen verschiedenen Pflanzengesellschaften oder Biotopen (Saum- oder Übergangsbiotop). Ökotone sind Lebensräume für Lebewesen der Nachbarbiotope und für Lebewesen, die sich auf das Ökoton selbst spezialisiert haben (nach WT).

[F] écotone
Domaine à la frontière entre différentes associations végétales ou biotopes (biotope de lisière ou de transition). Les écotones constituent un habitat pour les espèces des biotopes voisins et pour les espèces spécialisées de l'écotone (WT).

[I] ecotono (ecotone)
Zona di contatto tra diverse associazioni vegetali o biotopi (biotopo di orlo o di transizione). Gli ecotoni sono ambienti vitali sia per esseri viventi dei biotopi confinanti che per esseri viventi specializzati per questi ambienti (VT).
  • 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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