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Table 1 Model selection results for the candidate set of models investigating the effect of covariates on area-under-the-curve for 8 estimators of home range for Florida Panther from 2005 to 2013 in Southern Florida, USA

From: Is there a single best estimator? Selection of home range estimators using area-under-the-curve

Model terms K AIC c ∆AIC c Weights
Estimator + (1| animal) 10 786.06 0.00 1.0
Estimator + Percent fix success + GPS schedule + Number of locations + Study Area + (1| animal) 22 807.98 21.92 0.00
Intercept 3 1098.29 312.23 0.00
GPS schedule + (1| animal) 5 1103.15 317.09 0.00
Percent fix success + (1| animal) 5 1104.77 318.70 0.00
Number of locations + (1| animal) 6 1105.93 319.86 0.00
Percent fix success + GPS schedule + (1| animal) 7 1107.46 321.39 0.00
GPS schedule + Number of locations + (1| animal) 8 1111.06 324.99 0.00
Study Area + (1| animal) 8 1111.12 325.06 0.00
Percent fix success + GPS schedule + Number of locations + (1| animal) 10 1115.40 329.33 0.00
Number of locations + Study Area + (1| animal) 11 1118.28 332.21 0.00
Number of locations + GPS schedule + Study Area + (1| animal) 13 1122.14 336.07 0.00
  1. The term in parenthesis represents the random effect in our model.