Conceptual Models as Tools for Communication Across Disciplines
This paper suggests that researchers can improve interdisciplinary science through the use of conceptual models as a communication tool. The authors share lessons from a workshop in which interdisciplinary teams of young scientists developed conceptual models of social-ecological systems using data sets and metadata from Long-Term Ecological Research sites across the United States.
Heemskerk, M., Wilson, K., & Pavao-Zuckerman, M. (2003). Conceptual Models as Tools for Communication Across Disciplines. Conservation Ecology, 7(3). doi:10.5751/es-00554-070308