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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.

vegetation, potential natural
Potential natural condition of the vegetation imagined for today if the effect of humans on the vegetation under the current living conditions were removed and if the new equilibrium could be established at once (TÜXEN 1956).

[D] Vegetation, potentielle natürliche
Gedachter natürlicher Zustand der Vegetation, der sich für heute entwerfen lässt, wenn die menschliche Wirkung auf die Vegetation unter den heute vorhandenen Lebensbedingungen beseitigt und die natürliche Vegetation sozusagen schlagartig in das neue Gleichgewicht eingeschaltet gedacht würde (TÜXEN 1956).

[F] végétation naturelle potentielle
État naturel supposé de la végétation que l'on conçoit aujourd'hui lorsque la végétation, dans les conditions de vie actuelles, n'est plus soumise aux effets des activités humaines ce qui permettrait à la végétation naturelle de s'insérer pour ainsi dire spontanément dans un nouvel équilibre (TÜXEN 1956).

[I] vegetazione potenziale naturale
Ipotetico stato naturale della vegetazione che, allo stato attuale delle conoscenze, si assume in caso di improvvisa sospensione degli influssi antropici. Trattasi in pratica di un'immaginaria proiezione della vegetazione verso questo nuovo stato di equilibrio (TÜXEN 1956).
  • 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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