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Table 1 Parameter estimates and test statistics for the best model predicting the number of ticks caught in May with the flagging method between the years 2009 and 2013 along the west coast of Norway. Baseline is the study area in Sogn & Fjordane County and the land resource category “agricultural pastures” (intercept). Møre & Romsdal County is reported as the deviation from the baseline (Sogn & Fjordane). All model estimates are derived from standardised covariates

From: The influence of red deer space use on the distribution of Ixodes ricinus ticks in the landscape

Parameter Estimate Standard error Z P
Intercept -0.12 0.37 -0.33 0.73
Slope 0.34 0.040 8.4 < 0.001
Northness -0.22 0.054 -4.2 < 0.001
Elevation -0.28 0.094 -3.0 < 0.001
Elevation2 -0.28 0.070 -4.1 0.0029
Distance to fjord -1.2 0.25 -4.5 < 0.001
Coniferous forest -0.032 0.18 -0.18 0.86
Deciduous forest 0.29 0.17 1.7 0.08
Mixed forest 0.099 0.29 0.34 0.74
Unclassified forest 0.92 0.28 3.3 < 0.001
Marshes -1.4 0.41 -3.4 < 0.001
Without forest -0.47 0.29 -1.7 0.095
Study area (MR vs SF) 0.93 0.31 3.0 0.0030
  1. Land resource categories have the following factor levels in addition to the intercept: coniferous forest, deciduous forest, mixed forest, unclassified forest, marshes and natural vegetation without forests (without forest)