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Table 4 Relative importance of variables (Sum of Akaike weights >0.1) in above-average models

From: A multi-level analysis of the relationship between environmental factors and questing Ixodes ricinus dynamics in Belgium

Level Variable Sum of Akaike weights
Key determinants to nymph abundance:
Sampling level Daily relative humidity (sampling day) 0.56
Daily wind speed (7 previous days mean) 0.31
Daily maximum temperature (sampling day) 0.16
Site level Euclidean mean nearest-neighbour distance (ra = 500 m) 0.99
Area-weighted mean forest shape index (r = 1500 m) 0.70
Area-weighted mean patch fractal dimension (r = 1500 m) 0.24
Key determinants to adult abundance:
Sampling level Daily wind speed (7 previous days mean) 0.77
Site level Area-weighted mean patch fractal dimension (r = 1500 m) 0.84
  Forest edge density (r = 1500 m) 0.34
  Euclidean mean nearest-neighbour distance (r = 1500 m) 0.22
  Proportion of broad-leaved forest (r = 1500 m) 0.13
  Forest edge density (r = 1000 m) 0.11
  1. a r : Buffer zone radius.