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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.

site class
Measure of the productivity of a stand on the basis of stand age and stand height according to a specific yield table. In the Swiss yield tables the site class corresponds to the top height of a tree species at the age of 50 (according to SAFE).

[D] Bonität
Mass für die nach einer bestimmten Ertragstafel aufgrund von Bestandesalter und Bestandeshöhe sich ergebende Leistung eines Bestandes. In den schweizerischen Ertragstafeln entspricht die Bonität der Oberhöhe einer Baumart im Alter 50 (nach SAFE).

[F] indice de fertilité
Mesure de la production d'un peuplement, établi dans des tables de production à l'aide de l'âge du peuplement et de sa hauteur. Dans les tables de production suisses, cet indice correspond à la hauteur dominante d'une essence à 50 ans. (selon CAFS).

[I] feracità
Misura della produzione di un popolamento, riportata in una determinata tavola alsometrica e calcolata in base all'età del popolamento e all'altezza raggiunta. Nelle tavole alsometriche svizzere la feracità corrisponde all'altezza dominante di una specie arborea all'età di 50 anni (da SAFE).
  • 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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