Table 3

Summary of the candidate models predicting the probability of recapture (p)
Model Φ p npar QAICc ∆QAICc Model weight
1 1 Time 4 164.52 0.000 0.555
2 1 Constant 2 167.10 2.572 0.153
3 1 Wing length 3 168.34 3.821 0.082
4 1 Sex 3 168.42 3.895 0.079
5 1 Age 3 169.10 4.578 0.056
6 1 Age + Wing length 4 170.26 5.738 0.031
7 1 Sex + Wing length 4 170.29 5.764 0.031
8 1 Age + Sex + Wing length 5 172.25 7.723 0.012

Φ (the probability of survival) remains as a constant in this model; npar shows the number of parameters; QAICc is the adjusted AIC value following correction for overdipersion, and ∆QAICc shows the difference between the specified model and the ‘best’ model. Models with a ∆QAICc < 2 are considered not to differ from the best model.

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Dunn et al. BMC Ecology 2013 13:30   doi:10.1186/1472-6785-13-30

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