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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.

biotope value
Ecological measure used to evaluate forest stands as a habitat for animals and plants according to the criteria: closeness to nature, diversity of woody species and structural diversity. Synthesis of several ecological indicators or groups of indicators for forest stands.

[D] Biotopwert
Ökologische Masszahl zur Beurteilung von Waldbeständen als Lebensraum für Tiere und Pflanzen anhand der Kriterien Naturnähe, Gehölzartenvielfalt und Strukturvielfalt. Synthese mehrerer ökologischer Indikatoren oder Indikatorengruppen zum Waldbestand.

[F] valeur de biotope
Grandeur écologique pour évaluer les peuplements forestiers comme habitat pour les animaux et les plantes d'après des critères comme le caractère naturel, la diversité des espèces ligneuses et la diversité structurelle. Synthèse de plusieurs indicateurs écologiques ou groupes d'indicateurs relatifs au peuplement forestier.

[I] valore quale biotopo
Unità di misura ecologica per l'analisi del popolamento forestale come ambiente vitale per animali e vegetali, sulla base di criteri di naturalità, molteplicità di specie legnose e diversità strutturale. Sintesi di più indicatori ecologici, oppure di gruppi di indicatori riferiti al popolamento forestale.
  • 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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