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Table 3 Variable importance (%incMSE) and relative ranking (from highest to lowest variable importance) of the demographic and founder condition variables used as predictors in three separate RF regressions with genetic responses (Ho, FST and FIS)

From: The boon and bane of boldness: movement syndrome as saviour and sink for population genetic diversity

Independent variablesDemogenetic outputs/dependent variables
Ho {rank}FST {rank}FIS {rank}
Demographic variablesN residents “source” patch28.45 {8}17.22 {7}28.66 {6}
N residents “arrival” patch28.72 {7}121.91 {1}42.61 {4}
Proportion dispersers changing patches64.92 {4}54.61 {4}57.60 {2}
Proportion dispersers dying41.33 {5}7.12 {8}20.35 {8}
“arrival” patch λ97.25 {3}95.09 {2}79.42 {1}
N successful migrants40.61 {6}41.84 {5}52.63 {3}
Founder conditionsNumber of founders279.35 {1}28.52 {6}26.75 {7}
Movement syndrome131.88 {2}72.70 {3}40.23 {5}