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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.

production region
Classification of Switzerland into the regions Jura, Plateau, Pre-Alps, Alps and Southern Alps according to their different conditions of growth and wood production.

[D] Produktionsregion
Gliederung der Schweiz aufgrund von unterschiedlichen Wuchs- und Holzproduktionsbedingungen in die Regionen Jura, Mittelland, Voralpen, Alpen und Alpensüdseite.

[F] région de production
Subdivision de la Suisse, sur la base des diverses conditions de croissance et de production du bois, en cinq régions :Jura, Plateau, Préalpes, Alpes et Sud des Alpes.

[I] regione di produzione
Suddivisione del territorio svizzero sulla base di diverse condizioni di produzione legnosa e di incremento nelle seguenti grandi regioni: Giura, Altopiano, Prealpi, Alpi e Sud delle Alpi.
  • 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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