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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.

forest form
Basic form of forest: high forest (uniform, non-uniform, selection type), coppice with standards, coppice forest and, as special forms selvas (a type of grove) and plantations. In the NFI the forest forms are used to define the forest types.

[D] Waldform
Grundform des Waldes: Hochwald (gleichförmig, ungleichförmig, plenterartig), Mittelwald, Niederwald und als Spezialformen Selven und Plantagen. Die Waldformen werden im LFI für die Definition der Waldtypen verwendet.

[F] forme de forêt
Les formes fondamentales sont la futaie (régulière, irrégulière, d'aspect jardiné), le taillis-sous-futaie, le taillis et les formes spéciales de la selve et des cultures d'arbres. Dans l'IFN, ces formes servent à définir les types de forêt.

[I] forma di governo
Forma di rinnovazione del bosco: comprende fustaia (regolare, irregolare, a struttura disetanea), ceduo composto, ceduo e, nelle forme particolari, selva e impianti di arboricoltura. Nell'IFN la forma di governo viene utilizzata per la definizione dei tipi forestali.
  • 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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