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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.

thinning
Measure of intermediate treatment and yield to improve the structure, stability and/or quality of the remaining stand by removing trees (according to SAFE).

[D] Durchforstung
Massnahme der Bestandespflege und der Nutzung zur Verbesserung der Struktur, Stabilität und/oder Qualität des verbleibenden Bestandes durch Entnahme von Bäumen (nach SAFE).

[F] éclaircie
Mesure de soins et d'exploitation destinée à améliorer la structure, la stabilité et/ou la qualité du peuplement restant par le prélèvement de certains arbres (selon CAFS).

[I] diradamento
Provvedimento delle cure colturali o delle utilizzazioni mirato al miglioramento della struttura, della stabilità e/o della qualità del popolamento rimanente attraverso il prelievo di alberi (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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