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Table 2 Variables selected by the models and its respective measure units. In this study, we defined four calendar-based seasons

From: Sarcoptes scabiei infestation does not alter the stability of ectoparasite communities

Group of ectoparasites Variable (unit) Abbreviation
Lice Average temperature for the month of sampling (°C) Temp
Average NDVI for the month of sampling (mm) NDVI
Ticks Average summer temperature for the year of sampling (°C) TS_t0
Average winter temperature for the year of sampling (°C) TW_t0
Average autumn temperature for the year of sampling (°C) TA_t0
Average spring NDVI for the year of sampling (mm) NDVIS_t0
Average autumn NDVI for the year of sampling (mm) NDVIA_t0
Lice and Ticks Host sex Sex
Degree of S. scabiei infestation Mange
Springness Springness
Winterness Winterness