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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.

Federal Law on Forests
Federal law on the forest dating from 4 October 1991, which became effective on 01.01.1993, including the forest regulations of 30 November 1992.

[D] Waldgesetz (WaG)
Bundesgesetz über den Wald vom 4. Oktober 1991, in Kraft getreten am 01.01.1993. Dazu gehört die Waldverordnung (WaV) vom 30. November 1992.

[F] Loi sur les forêts (LFo)
Loi fédérale sur les forêts du 4 octobre 1991, entrée en vigueur le 1.1.1993. L'Ordonnance sur les forêts (OFo) du 30 novembre 1992 s'y rattache.

[I] legge forestale
Legge Federale sulle Foreste del 4 ottobre 1991, entrata in vigore il 1 gennaio 1993. Ad essa collegata la relativa Ordinanza di applicazione del 30 novembre 1992 (OFo).
  • 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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