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Table 2 Model selection table. Model selection table that includes the six best models is shown. Models with ∆AICc > 4 are not shown. The response variable was the total number of Ixodes ticks in a sampling plot. The best models included two ant-related explanatory variables, ant nest volume and ant nest presence, and two environmental variables, high vegetation cover and litter depth

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

No. Intercept High veg. Cover Litter depth Ant nest presence Ant nest volume df logLik ∆AICc Akaike weight
1 3.83 -0.02 0.19   -3.64 7 -235.4 0.0 0.38
2 3.20   0.19   -3.59 6 -237.1 1.2 0.21
3 4.49 -0.02    -3.72 6 -237.6 2.3 0.12
4 3.79 -0.02 0.19 + -3.92 8 -235.4 2.3 0.12
5 3.87     -3.67 5 -239.0 2.8 0.09
6 3.15   0.19 + -4.01 7 -237.1 3.4 0.07