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Table 1 Acronyms and definitions of the variables used in the present study

From: Masting by beech trees predicts the risk of Lyme disease

Acronym Description
DIN Annual density of infected I. ricinus nymphs per 100 m2
NIP Annual nymphal infection prevalence (% of I. ricinus nymphs infected with B. burgdorferi s.l.)
S Site name (categorical factor with 4 levels: low, medium, high, top)
Y Year of the study (covariate: 1, 2, …, 15)
B Beech mast score in year y − 2 (covariate: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
RLB Time lag between tick sampling and the RLB procedure (days)
DINy−1 Annual density of infected nymphs in year y − 1 per 100 m2
T1 Mean temperature in year y from the weather station data (°C)
T1y−1 Mean temperature in year y − 1 from the weather station data (°C)
T1y−2 Mean temperature in year y − 2 from the weather station data (°C)
RH1 Mean relative humidity in year y from the weather station data (%)
RH1y−1 Mean relative humidity in year y − 1 from the weather station data (%)
RH1y−2 Mean relative humidity in year y − 2 from the weather station data (%)
SD1 Mean saturation deficit in year y from the weather station data (mmHg)
SD1y−1 Mean saturation deficit in year y − 1 from the weather station data (mmHg)
SD1y−2 Mean saturation deficit in year y − 2 from the weather station data (mmHg)
PR1 Mean precipitation in year y from the weather station data (mm)
PR1y−1 Mean precipitation in year y − 1 from the weather station data (mm)
PR1y−2 Mean precipitation in year y − 2 from the weather station data (mm)
T2 Mean temperature in year y from the field-collected data (°C)
T2y−1 Mean temperature in year y − 1 from the field-collected data (°C)
T2y−2 Mean temperature in year y − 2 from the field-collected data (°C)
RH2 Mean relative humidity in year y from the field-collected data (%)
RH2y−1 Mean relative humidity in year y − 1 from the field-collected data (%)
RH2y−2 Mean relative humidity in year y − 2 from the field-collected data (%)
SD2 Mean saturation deficit in year y from the field-collected data (mmHg)
SD2y−1 Mean saturation deficit in year y − 1 from the field-collected data (mmHg)
SD2y−2 Mean saturation deficit in year y − 2 from the field-collected data (mmHg)