Conceptual diagrams are an effective tool to communicate complex messages in a simple and informative manner. A conceptual diagram uses symbols to show a comprehensive understanding of a system, processes and key features.
Conceptual diagrams provide a communication interface as it can combine current science understanding with community priorities and environmental values; provide an easy-to-understand depiction of a system and allows a shared vision to be created. Conceptual diagrams are used to identify gaps, establish priorities and solicit an agreed syntheses of scientific information.
General Conceptual Models
River – Estuarine – Marine
Complex Conceptual Models
Simple Conceptual Models