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.

  • stand, (permanently) open

    Open stand with a degree of cover between 20% and 60% due to site factors or type of forest use, e.g wooded pastureland, stockings at the upper timber line.
  • [de] Bestockung, (dauernd) aufgelöste
    Weist aufgrund der Standortsbedingungen oder als Folge der Nutzungsart einen Deckungsgrad zwischen 20% und 60% auf, z. B. Wytweiden, Bestockungen an der oberen Waldgrenze.
  • [fr] peuplements clairsemés
    Boisement présentant un degré de recouvrement permanent de 20 à 60%, en raison des conditions de station ou à cause du type de gestion, p. ex. les pâturages boisés et certains boisements à la limite supérieure de la forêt.
  • [it] soprassuolo (perennemente) aperto
    Soprassuolo che, a causa delle condizioni stazionali oppure in conseguenza del tipo di utilizzazione, presenta un grado di copertura compreso tra 20 e 60%, ad es. boschi pascolati, soprassuoli al limite superiore del bosco.
  • 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.