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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.

stand density index (SDI)
Measure of stock density based on the number of stems per hectare (trees larger than 12 cm DBH) and on the mean diameter. Largely independent of the site class, the species composition and the stand age (calculated according to Reineke).

[D] Bestandesdichteindex (SDI = stand density index)
Aus der Stammzahl pro ha (Bäume ab 12 cm BHD) und dem Mitteldurchmesser berechnetes Mass für die Dichte einer Bestockung. Weitgehend unabhängig von der Standortsbonität, von der Baumartenzusammensetzung und vom Bestandesalter (berechnet nach Reineke).

[F] indice de densité du peuplement (SDI)
Mesure de la densité d'un boisement calculée à partir du nombre de tiges par ha (arbres à partir de 12 cm DHP) et du diamètre moyen (dg). Largement indépendant de la fertilité de la station, du mélange des essences et de l'âge du peuplement.

[I] indice della densità del popolamento (SDI)
Indice di densità di un soprassuolo, calcolato in base al numero di fusti ad ettaro (a partire da 12 cm DPU) e dal diametro medio (dg). E' un parametro completamente svincolato dalla feracità stazionale, dalla composizione delle specie arboree e dall'età del popolamento.
  • 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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