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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.

lower layer
All the trees forming a crown layer at a height no higher than one third of the top height. The layer is clearly delimitable from above with a degree of cover of at least 20%.

[D] Unterschicht
Gesamtheit der Baume, die hochstens ein Drittel der Oberhohe erreichen und eine gegen oben klar abgrenzbare Kronenschicht mit einem Deckungsgrad von mindestens 20% bilden.

[F] strate inférieure (sous-étage)
Ensemble des arbres qui atteignent au maximum le tiers de la hauteur dominante et dont les houppiers forment une strate bien distincte avec un degré de recouvrement d'au moins 20%.

[I] strato inferiore
Insieme degli alberi la cui altezza è al massimo pari a un terzo dell'altezza dominante e che formano uno strato di chiome ben distinto verso l'alto, con un grado di copertura di almeno il 20%.
  • 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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