Table 1

The degree of model fit (AIC) in linear mixed effects models of courtship effort in male desert gobies

Model

Fixed factors

Random factors

AIC

ΔAIC


1

Day

Male ID, Female ID

1253

0

2

Day

Male ID

1255

2

3

Male ID, Female ID

1260

7

4

Day

Female ID

1311

58


The ΔAIC is the difference in AIC values compared to the estimated best model (at the top of the table).

Lehtonen et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:233   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-233

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