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Table 2 Test results of the factors affecting spatial distribution outside host nests in the WV site (Type 3 Wald χ2 tests)

From: Moving apart together: co-movement of a symbiont community and their ant host, and its importance for community assembly

Response variable model predictor Df Host density continuous Host density categorical (low vs high density)
effect χ2 P effect χ2 P
Gradient towards the forest interior
 Total species richness glmer distance from nest 1 47.5 < 0.001 54.9 < 0.001
   host density 1 + 19.4 < 0.001 + 39.2 < 0.001
   number of species in the nest 1 + 6.5 0.011 + 10.2 0.001
   distance from nest x host density 1 + 9.1 0.003    
 Number of Thyreosthenius glmer.nb distance from nest 1 36.5 < 0.001 10.2 0.001
   host density 1 + 3.9 0.049 + 0.0 0.84
   number of individuals in the nest 1 + 14.5 < 0.001 + 11.9 < 0.001
   distance from nest x host density 1 + 15.5 < 0.001 + 15.8 < 0.001
 Number of Stenus glmer.nb distance from nest 1 25.7 < 0.001 33.5 < 0.001
   host density 1 + 16.0 < 0.001 + 26.2 < 0.001
   distance from nest x host density      11.8 < 0.001
 Number of Thiasophila glmer.nb distance from nest 1 31.4 < 0.001 38.1 < 0.001
   host density 1 + 10.6 0.001 + 3.4 0.07
   number of individuals in the nest 1 + 11.4 < 0.001    
 Number of Lyprocorrhe glmer.nb distance from nest 1 20.7 < 0.001 23.0 < 0.001
   host density 1 + 22.5 < 0.001 + 13.4 < 0.001
 Number of Notothecta glmer.nb distance from nest 1 8.7 0.003 11.3 < 0.001
   host density 1 + 18.2 < 0.001 + 13.6 < 0.001
   number of individuals in the nest      + 3.2 0.072
   distance from nest x host density      5.6 0.018
 Number of Pella glmer.nb distance from nest 1 + 24.9 < 0.001 + 24.9 < 0.001
 Number of Cyphoderus glmer.nb distance from nest 1 36.0 < 0.001 36.0 < 0.001
   number of individuals in the nest 1 + 3.7 0.06 + 3.7 0.06
Gradient forest vs edge
 Total species richness glmer directionality of movement 1 14.7 < 0.001   6.1 0.013
   distance from nest 1 + 6.8 0.010 8.5 0.003
   host density 1 + 31.8 < 0.001 + 9.7 0.002