Understanding interrelations in ecology

with an interactive knowledge map

Use one of the two interactive diagrams in ecology

Diagram with 15 notions and 24 links.

Diagram with 138 notions and 262 links.

Aim of a diagram:

Show the direct and indirect causes and  consequences of global warming.

EDIT a LinkNotions diagram in ecology

If you have a LinkNotions account, you can copy the diagram into your LinkNotions account and modify it. Enter the diagram. Click the green button on the top right of the diagram. A window opens. Click “Create”. A copy will be created into your account. It is opened in edit mode. You now can edit this copy.

CREATE your own interactive diagrams from scratch

All you need is a LinkNotions account. Enter your account and click “Create workspace.”

Here’s how to create and edit a new diagram.

Here are the different diagrams (as examples) created by LinkNotions.

Direct and indirect causes:

Click the top of the notion “Global Warming” (M7) and you will see highlighted in green the causes of global warming:

  • Greenhouse effect (E10)
  • Increasing concentration of methane (G15)
  • Water vapor concentration in the atmosphere (F7)
  • etc

Highlighting in green means that the two notions are evolving in the same direction. For example, if the greenhouse effect is amplified, then global warming also boosts. A highlight in red means that the two phenomena evolve in the opposite direction.

By clicking on the top of one of one of these notions, for example the notion of “greenhouse effect” (E10), you will see highlighted in green concepts such as:

  • Emissions of SO2
  • NOx Emission
  • CO2 emission

These are the direct causes of the greenhouse effect and indirect causes of global warming.

So you can continue to explore the causes of indirect causes by clicking the top of them.

You can change this diagram to complete it or if you see the influences differently than the authors.

The diagram has over 130 notions and more than 250 links.

It is under construction. In fact, it is a beginning of a more complex diagram.

It includes only very little explanation of notions or links.

Help us to improve this diagram

The consequences of global warming: put the cursor over the bottom part of the notion “global warming”. Watch the tooltip.


Calculate with LinkNotions: calculate the value of a notion with values of other notions.
The concept map becomes a visual spreadsheet! Examples.