Scientific Service NFI

The National Forest Inventory (NFI) is a sample survey of the Swiss Forest. It provides valuable information of long duration about Swiss Forests that is up to date and relevant to society. It creates products that are of high value to the research community, politics and forest practice. The Scientific Service NFI conceives, implements and coordinates the corresponding activities and the field survey.

Our tasks are

  • Preparing analyses of demands for content and products covered by the NFI
  • Developing the data catalog, survey methods and field manual
  • Evaluating equipment and carrying out pilot inventories
  • Organizing, conducting and quality control of the field survey
  • Defining and deriving indicators for a sustainable forest development
  • Developing the web-interface for data analysis
  • Conceiving and implementing NFI products
  • Creating national and international forest reports
  • Developing and maintaining www.lfi.ch
  • Analyzing and providing NFI data to third parties
  • Advising and supporting partners regarding large scale inventories
  • Collaborating with partners on impact analyses concerning the NFI

Projects

Staff

Scientific Service NFI

Christoph Fischer

Groupleader

Meinrad Abegg

Technical staff member

Philippe Ahles

Software engineer

Barbara Allgaier Leuch

Technical staff member

Marc Baume

Temporary employee

Fadri Beeli

Temporary employee

Aline Bornand

PhD student

Urs Beat Brändli

Visiting scientist

Fabrizio Cioldi

Technical staff member

Björn Wolfgang Dreier

Temporary employee

Christoph Düggelin

Technical staff member

Fulvio Giudici

Temporary employee

Hans Rudolf Hochuli

Temporary employee

Bruno Holderegger

Temporary employee

Paul Koller

Temporary employee

Larissa Katharina Peter

Technical staff member

Nataliia Rehush

Technical staff member

François Sottas

Temporary employee

Simon Speich

IT specialist

Peter Stoll

Technical staff member

Christian Walter Temperli

Scientific staff member

Berthold Traub

IT specialist

Fabien Treichler

Temporary employee