Figure 1. Schematic diagram of synthesis
Figure 2. A simple example of synthesis during watershed analysis.
Figure 3. Synthesis from a jumbled (unsorted and un-distilled) pool of information containing four topics or categories of information: square, circular, rectangular, and trapezoidal.
Figure 4. Synthesis from a well-sorted, but un-distilled pool of information.
Figure 5. Synthesis from a well-sorted, distilled pool of information.
Figure 6. The synthesis model for watershed analysis.
Table 1. Comparison of stages in watershed analysis.
Figure 1. A brainstorming "mind map" of mechanisms that could have led to the observed increase in stranding of young salmonids in an analysis watershed. Once the problem is diagrammed, it is possible to design an efficient strategy for evaluating the problem. In this case, interactions are shown by duplicating entries (e.g. "shallower channels" shows up several times), and triggering changes related to land-use activities are not yet added.