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Table 1 Top model set explaining energy expenditure associated with; (a) standing at different temperatures, (b) walking at different speeds on the level and (c) walking at different speeds for each slope, with all simpler nested models within ΔAICc = 6 retained for inference

From: Behaviour, temperature and terrain slope impact estimates of energy expenditure using oxygen and dynamic body acceleration

Model DBA Temp Temp2 Weight Sl:DBA df R2 ΔAICc Weight
(a) Resting energy expenditure (REE) 186.3 − 7.96 0.15 3.11 NA 7 0.758 0.00 0.985
(b) Effect of activity: walking 455.5   − 0.11 7.92 NA 5 0.806 0.00 0.509
455.8 − 4.32   7.87 NA 5 0.800 1.63 0.226
(c) Effect of terrain: Walking on different slopes 431.4   − 0.11 8.90  +  9 0.874 0.00 0.491
432.6 − 4.42   8.88  +  9 0.875 0.84 0.323
  1. Sl = terrain slope. The degrees of freedom (df), amount of variation explained (R2), AICc’s and Akaike model weights are shown for each model.