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Table 1 Competing model rankings by Akaike Information Criterion for small sample sizes (AICc) for factors influencing prediction of carnivore kill clusters

From: Identification of carnivore kill sites is improved by verified accelerometer data

Species Model Ka AICc Δ AICcb AICc weight Cumulative weight
Black bear Activity 5 159.23 0 0.53 0.53
GPS 4 160.85 1.62 0.24 0.77
Landscape 5 162.87 3.65 0.09 0.86
GPS+Activity 8 162.96 3.73 0.08 0.94
Activity+Landscape 9 164.39 5.16 0.04 0.98
GPS+Landscape 8 166.71 7.48 0.01 0.99
Global 12 167.93 8.7 0.01 1
Bobcat GPS+Activity 8 297.24 0 0.62 0.62
Global 12 298.63 1.39 0.31 0.94
GPS 4 302.94 5.71 0.04 0.97
GPS+Landscape 8 303.46 6.22 0.03 1
Activity+Landscape 9 313.55 16.31 0 1
Landscape 5 316.35 19.12 0 1
Activity 5 316.42 19.18 0 1
Coyote Activity+Landscape 9 278.67 0 0.55 0.55
Activity 5 279.47 0.8 0.37 0.93
Global 12 283.81 5.14 0.04 0.97
GPS+Activity 8 284.44 5.77 0.03 1
Landscape 5 299.48 20.81 0 1
GPS 4 302.73 24.07 0 1
GPS+Landscape 8 303.71 25.04 0 1
Wolf GPS+Activity 8 305.2 0 0.66 0.66
Global 12 306.99 1.79 0.27 0.93
Activity 5 310.14 4.94 0.06 0.98
Activity+Landscape 9 312.77 7.57 0.01 1
GPS 4 316.93 11.73 0 1
GPS+Landscape 8 318.12 12.92 0 1
Landscape 5 319.19 13.99 0 1
  1. ‘GPS’ includes number of cluster locations, number of days cluster was visited, and time of day the cluster was initiated. ‘Activity’ includes the sum of cluster activity, mean cluster activity, and the quadratic term for mean cluster activity and sum of cluster activity. ‘Landscape’ includes distance to nearest edge, hydrologic feature, and road, and patch size at the geometric mean of the cluster. ‘Global’ model includes all previous covariate terms. Upper Peninsula of Michigan, USA, 2013–2015
  2. aNumber of parameters in the model
  3. bDifference between AICc score