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Table 3 Ranked AIC models relating vegetation to snowshoe hare pellet abundance in all sites (burned and mature) in the Thompson-Okanagan region of British Columbia, Canada, from June to August 2016. K = number of model parameters. AICc = second order AIC scores for small sample sizes, ΔAICc = the relative difference between the best model (which has a ΔAIC of zero) and each other model in the set. Akaike weights (AICcWt) and the cumulative weight (Cum.Wt) give the probability that the model is the best from the set

From: Impact of wildfire size on snowshoe hare relative abundance in southern British Columbia, Canada

Model variables K AICc ΔAICc Model likelihood AICcWt Cum.Wt
Saplings 3 167.68 0.00 1.00 0.53 0.53
Saplings + Shrub cover 4 169.99 2.31 0.31 0.17 0.70
Saplings + Canopy trees 4 170.25 2.58 0.28 0.15 0.85
Saplings + Fire class1 4 170.26 2.58 0.27 0.15 0.99
Saplings + Snags + Fire class 6 176.71 9.04 0.011 0.01 1.00
Canopy cover 3 202.48 34.80 0.00 0.00 1.00
Fire class 3 202.98 35.30 0.00 0.00 1.00
Canopy trees 3 204.67 37.00 0.00 0.00 1.00
Canopy cover + Understory cover 4 205.15 37.47 0.00 0.00 1.00
Snags + Understory cover 4 206.13 38.45 0.00 0.00 1.00
Canopy cover + Understory cover + Shrub cover 5 206.45 38.77 0.00 0.00 1.00
Canopy cover + Understory cover + Fire class 5 206.72 39.04 0.00 0.00 1.00
Canopy trees + Understory cover 4 206.96 39.28 0.00 0.00 1.00
  1. 1Fire class is divided into four categories: small, medium, large, and mature