Dictionary/glossary

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.

  • altitudinal vegetation zone (altitudinal zone)

    All sites with similar phytosociological conditions, taking into account the decisive site factors, particularly altitude.
  • [de] Vegetationshöhenstufe (Höhenstufe)
    Gesamtheit der Standorte mit ähnlichen pflanzensoziologischen Verhältnissen unter Berücksichtigung der massgebenden Standortsfaktoren, insbesondere der Höhenlage.
  • [fr] étage de végétation
    Ensemble des stations ayant des conditions phytosociologiques semblables en considérant les facteurs stationnels déterminants, notamment l'altitude.
  • [it] piano vegetazionale
    Insieme delle stazioni con caratteristiche fitosociologiche simili rispetto ai fattori stazionali determinanti e in particolare della quota.
  • 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).
    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.