Table 4

Summary of the candidate models predicting the probability of survival (Φ)
Model Φ p npar QAICc ∆QAICc Model weight
1 Constant Time 4 163.68 0.000 0.273
2 Wing length Time 5 163.86 0.185 0.249
3 Sex Time 5 164.67 0.995 0.166
4 Age Time 5 165.71 2.034 0.099
5 Age + Wing length Time 6 165.85 2.176 0.092
6 Sex + Wing length Time 6 165.92 2.243 0.089
7 Age + Sex + Wing length Time 7 167.93 4.257 0.032

The model with Time alone was found to be the best model for predicting the probability of recapture (p), and thus p 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.

Dunn et al.

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

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