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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.

special site
Arid and humid sites, which rarely occur in Switzerland: dry, water-logged or occasionally flooded soils, such as: forest of downy oaks, mires, sloping fens, bog woodlands, swamp woodlands, alluvial forest.

[D] Spezialstandort
In der Schweiz seltene Trocken- und Feuchtstandorte: trockene, vernässte oder gelegentlich überflutete Böden, wie zum Beispiel Flaumeichenwald, Quellsumpf, Hangried, Hochmoor, Bruchwald, Auenwald.

[F] stations particulières
En Suisse, stations rares sèches ou humides : sols secs, détrempés ou parfois inondés, comme une forêt de chêne chevelu, un marais de résurgence, un marais de pente, un haut-marais, une forêt marécageuse, une forêt alluviale.

[I] stazione particolare
Stazioni secche e umide, rare in Svizzera: suoli xerici, idromorfi oppure periodicamente inondati, come ad esempio le formazioni a roverella, le paludi sorgive, i canneti, le torbiere alte, i saliceti, i boschi di golena.
  • 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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