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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 variables Demogenetic outputs/dependent variables
Ho {rank} FST {rank} FIS {rank}
Demographic variables N residents “source” patch 28.45 {8} 17.22 {7} 28.66 {6}
N residents “arrival” patch 28.72 {7} 121.91 {1} 42.61 {4}
Proportion dispersers changing patches 64.92 {4} 54.61 {4} 57.60 {2}
Proportion dispersers dying 41.33 {5} 7.12 {8} 20.35 {8}
“arrival” patch λ 97.25 {3} 95.09 {2} 79.42 {1}
N successful migrants 40.61 {6} 41.84 {5} 52.63 {3}
Founder conditions Number of founders 279.35 {1} 28.52 {6} 26.75 {7}
Movement syndrome 131.88 {2} 72.70 {3} 40.23 {5}