About this glossary
This online glossary is adapted from the Multilingual
Glossary of Dendrochronology (1995). For information
about its scope, general organisation, or abbreviations, please
check the user guide.
As the compilers of the Multilingual Glossary of Dendrochronology,
Fritz Hans Schweingruber and I are greatly indebted to Emilia Gutierrez,
Paolo Cherubini, Mario Tomazello and Vera Benkova, respectively
the Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Russian speaking co-ordinators,
for their patience and goodwill in coping with linguistic and practical
problems. We are grateful to the many scientists
whose opinions and advice we sought when defining or reviewing the
English, German and French versions.
For the online version of the Glossary, I am grateful to
Jacqueline Annen (Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL) for scanning the 125 figures of the printed version, and to Fritz Hans Schweingruber
for providing 25 additional, original photographs.
March 2004, Michèle Kaennel Dobbertin
Multilingual Glossary of Dendrochronology
Terms and definitions in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Russian
- The Multilingual Glossary of Dendrochronology is the
result of the international effort of 53
scientists who participated in the definition and translation
of 351 terms in 7 languages: English, German, French, Spanish,
Italian, Portuguese and Russian.
- The compilers have selected terms referring to concepts
and methods of dendrochronology, related to wood anatomy,
forest ecology and sylviculture, or used in fields resorting
to dendrochronologically dated material. Figures and linguistic
and technical notes provide further information.
- A list of sources and a multilingual list of 125
tree species relevant to dendrochronology are given in annex.
- Compiled by Michèle Kaennel and Fritz Hans Schweingruber
1995. 467 pages.
Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research,
Birmensdorf / Paul Haupt Publishers, Berne (out of print)