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Table 1 Models for assessing temporal patterns of cougar-human conflict in British Columbia, Canada that received substantial support (ΔAICc < 2)

From: Hunting as a management tool? Cougar-human conflict is positively related to trophy hunting

Region Sex Model description ΔAICc w AICc R2
Cariboo Male D + D2 + Ht0 0.0 0.33 0.557
   D + D2 1.0 0.20 0.456
   Ht0 1.1 0.19 0.369
  Female D + D2 0.0 0.64 0.599
Kootenay Male Nt0 + Ht0 0.0 0.82 0.816
  Female D + D2 0.0 0.48 0.736
   Nt0 + D + D2 0.3 0.42 0.772
Lower Mainland SW Male Ht1 + Ht2 0.0 0.19 0.258
   Ht0 + Ht1 + Ht2 0.6 0.14 0.347
  Female D + D2 0.0 0.46 0.334
Thompson Okanagan Male D + D2 + Ht0 0.0 0.51 0.590
  Female Ht0 + Ht1 + Ht2 0.0 0.30 0.406
   Ht0 1.8 0.12 0.124
   D + D2 1.8 0.12 0.236
Vancouver Island Male Ht1 + Ht2 0.0 0.35 0.539
   Ht0 + Ht1 + Ht2 0.2 0.32 0.602
  Female Ht0 0.0 0.50 0.668
   Nt0 + Ht0 1.6 0.23 0.688
  1. D human density, H t0 human hunting pressure, H t1 Human hunting pressure (lag 1), H t2 human hunting pressure (lag 2), N t0 NDVI, N t1 NDVI (lag 1), N t2 NDVI (lag 2)