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Table 1 Summary statistics are shown for the tick, ant, habitat and climate variables included in the statistical analysis

From: The negative effect of wood ant presence on tick abundance

Parameter Mean ± SE Range
Tick nymphs (n) 15.7 ± 1.3 0–69
Tick adults (n) 0.2 ± 0.1 0–4
Ant nest presence (0/1)
Ant nest volume (m3) 0.18 ± 0.02 0.002–0.8
Ant abundance (n) 11.4 ± 2.0 0–120
Litter depth (cm) 3.4 ± 0.2 0.1–12.5
Litter composition (% needles) 24.8 ± 2.2 0–100
Moss cover (%) 7.4 ± 0.8 0–60
Low vegetation cover (%) 29.3 ± 2.1 0–90
High vegetation cover (%) 38.2 ± 2.3 0–100
Canopy cover (%) 70.3 ± 1.8 0–95
Temperaturea (°C) 20.3 ± 0.3 13–30
Humiditya (%) 72.1 ± 0.8 42–95
  1. aTemperature and humidity were used to calculate the saturation deficit
  2. Abbreviation: SE standard error