4.04.03 - SilvaPlan: Forest management planning terminology



Thoughts on Forest Management Planning Terminology

"... it is necessary nowadays that forest scientists communicate their research findings in an unambiguous language to interested laypersons”. The following text by Dr. Othmar Griess, former Coordinator of the Working Party, presents a few general ideas related to the creation of the Working Party 4.04.03 Terminology of forest management planning in 1974 and its development; and it is an attempt to evaluate the Unit's work in the context of the original and present mandate of IUFRO.  Download PDF

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Renate Prüller, Austria

About Unit

In accordance with the founding idea of IUFRO to support comparability of forest research data at the international level, the former subject group S4.04.00 "forest management and economics" started work on a dictionary of forest management in six languages which was published in 1990 as IUFRO World Series no. 1. About ten years ago the Working Party 4.04.07, later renamed to IUFRO Unit 4.04.03 SilvaPlan, adopted the task to provide definitions for the terms related in particular to forest management planning.

The persons responsible for the individual languages are:

GermanO. Griess, Austria; H. Kurth, Germany
EnglishM. Nieuwenhuis, Ireland
FrenchP. Schram, Luxembourg
HungarianG. Gáspár-Hantos, Hungary
ItalianM. Broll, G. Unterthiner, Italy
JapaneseK. Naito, Japan
SpanishH. Siebert, Chile
PortugueseA. Giacini de Freitas, Brazil
ChineseS. C. Wu, China-Taipei
RomanianF. Carcea, Romania
PolishE. Stepien, M. Orzechowski, J. Smykala, Poland
CzechR. Wiesner, V. Tesar, Czech Republic
TurkishA. H. Colak, Turkey
SwedishP. Wikström, Sweden
WelshA. Pommerening, Wales