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Table 2 Information-theoretic model selection results for all free-living banded mongoose groups

From: Effect of food limitation and reproductive activity on fecal glucocorticoid metabolite levels in banded mongooses

Model: ln(fGCM) \(\sim\)logLKAIC\(_c\)\(\Delta\)\(w_i\)
org + rain + anth− 2176.574367.10.00.06
org + rain− 2177.764367.40.40.05
org + rain + anth + breed− 2175.784367.60.50.04
org + rain + breed− 2176.874367.70.60.04
org + rain + anth + breed + macro− 2174.894367.80.70.04
org + rain + anth + macro− 2176.084368.11.00.03
org + rain + breed + macro− 2176.184368.31.20.03
org + rain + anth + size− 2176.284368.41.30.03
org + anth + macro− 2177.274368.51.40.03
org + rain + cc− 2177.274368.51.40.03
org + rain + anth + breed + size + macro− 2174.2104368.51.40.03
org + rain + anth + breed + size− 2175.394368.71.60.02
org + rain + size− 2177.374368.81.70.02
org + rain + macro− 2177.474368.81.70.02
org + rain + breed + size− 2176.484368.81.70.02
org + rain + breed + cc− 2176.484368.91.80.02
org + rain + breed + size + macro− 2175.494369.01.90.02
  1. Fecal glucocorticoid metabolites (fGCMs) (n = 1542 feces), in free-living banded mongooses (Mungos mungo) in northeastern Botswana (2008–2011), were modeled by group identity (1|group) and sampling event (1|event) as random effects in all models (omitted from table), and fixed effects: percentage fecal organic matter (org); soil macrofauna density (macro); recent rainfall (rain); access to concentrated anthropogenic food sources (anth); breeding status (breed); group size (size); and percent canopy cover (cc). We analyzed all subsets for model averaging, but present only the best models (\(\Delta \hbox {AIC}_c < 2\)) here