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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.

timber (stage of stand development)
Stages of stand development in a uniform high forest, stand with a dominant diameter at breast hight of more than 30 cm. Classified into young (31-40 cm DBH), medium (41-50 cm DBH) and old timber (>50 cm DBH).

[D] Baumholz (Entwicklungsstufe)
Entwicklungsstufen im gleichförmigen Hochwald, Bestand mit einem dominanten Brusthöhendurchmesser von mehr als 30 cm. Es wird unterschieden zwischen schwachem (31-­40 cm Ddom), mittlerem (41-­50 cm Ddom) und starkem Baumholz (>50 cm Ddom).

[F] futaie (stade de développement)
Stade de développement dans la futaie régulière, peuplement avec un diamètre dominant supérieur à 30 cm. On différencie la jeune futaie (31-40 cm Ddom), la futaie moyenne (41-50 cm Ddom) et la vieille futaie (> 50 cm Ddom).

[I] fustaia (stadio di sviluppo)
Stadio di sviluppo della fustaia regolare, popolamento con diametro dominante (Ddom) superiore a 30 cm. Essa viene suddivisa in fustaia giovane (31-40 cm Ddom), fustaia adulta (41-50 cm Ddom) e fustaia matura (>50cm Ddom).
  • 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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