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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 effect
Effects of the forest as a vegetation form on the abiotic (soil, air, etc.) and biotic (fauna, flora, human) environment. The effects of the forest are dependent on its extent, distribution, tree species composition and structure.

[D] Waldwirkung
Wirkungen des Waldes als Vegetationsform auf die abiotische (Boden, Luft, usw.) und biotische (Fauna, Flora, Mensch) Umwelt. Die Wirkungen des Waldes sind abhängig von dessen Ausdehnung, Verteilung, Baumartenzusammensetzung und Struktur.

[F] effets de la forêt
Effets déployés par la forêt en tant que forme végétale sur l'environnement abiotique (sol, air, etc.) et biotique (faune, flore, homme). Les effets de la forêt dépendent de son étendue, de sa répartition, de son mélange d'essences et de sa structure.

[I] effetti del bosco
Effetti del bosco, inteso come forma di vegetazione, sui fattori ambientali abiotici (suolo, aria, ecc.) e biotici (fauna, flora, uomo). Gli effetti del bosco dipendono dalla sua estensione, distribuzione, composizione delle specie arboree e della struttura.
  • 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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