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.

  • Federal Law on Forests

    Federal law on the forest dating from 4 October 1991, which became effective on 01.01.1993, including the forest regulations of 30 November 1992.
  • [de] Waldgesetz (WaG)
    Bundesgesetz über den Wald vom 4. Oktober 1991, in Kraft getreten am 01.01.1993. Dazu gehört die Waldverordnung (WaV) vom 30. November 1992.
  • [fr] Loi sur les forêts (LFo)
    Loi fédérale sur les forêts du 4 octobre 1991, entrée en vigueur le 1.1.1993. L'Ordonnance sur les forêts (OFo) du 30 novembre 1992 s'y rattache.
  • [it] legge forestale
    Legge Federale sulle Foreste del 4 ottobre 1991, entrata in vigore il 1 gennaio 1993. Ad essa collegata la relativa Ordinanza di applicazione del 30 novembre 1992 (OFo).
  • 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.