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Table 2 Best seasonal models explaining the frequency of occurrence and average biomass of prey

From: Landscape-level movement patterns by lions in western Serengeti: comparing the influence of inter-specific competitors, habitat attributes and prey availability

Season Response Predictor variables θ SE P-value
Dry Frequency of occurrence Distance to permanent water -2.49E-04 1.11E-04 <0.05
   (Distance to permanent water)2 4.67E-08 2.18E-08 <0.05
   Distance to rangerpost/lodge 1.66E-05 9.30E-06 <0.1
   Wooded grassland 2.31E-01 1.18E-01 <0.1
Dry Average biomass Distance to rangerpost/lodge -7.91E-05 1.79E-05 <0.0001
Wet Frequency of occurrence Distance to water 5.04E-04 2.02E-04 <0.05
   (Distance to water)2 -3.42E-07 1.10E-07 <0.01
   Distance to rangerpost/lodge -5.44E-05 7.88E-06 <0.0001
   Wooded grassland -1.60E-01 9.81E-02 <0.2
   Dense woodland -4.61E-01 2.05E-01 <0.05
Wet Average biomass Distance to rangerpost/lodge -5.18E-05 1.77E-05 <0.01
   Open grassland 1.37E + 00 2.16E-01 <0.0001
   Open woodland 1.60E + 00 4.23E-01 <0.001
  1. Based on 200 x 200 m prey transect quadrats (n = 645). All models determined from backward stepwise elimination procedure using likelihood ratio tests, starting from full model (k = 7)