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Table 1 Dispersal probability model ranking, Akaike’s information criteria (AIC), coefficient estimates (± 1 SE) for the 95% confidence set of models, and the model average, and the relative importance indices

From: Effects of breeding success, age and sex on breeding dispersal of a reintroduced population of the Crested Ibis (Nipponia nippon) in Ningshan County, China

Model ranking Explanatory variables σ
AIC AICw Intercept Success Sex
1 121.3 0.59 0.43 ± 0.45 − 1.73 ± 0.40   2.32 ± 1.52
2 122.7 0.29 0.67 ± 0.54 − 1.76 ± 0.41 − 0.45 ± 0.52 2.40 ± 1.55
Model average    0.52 ± 0.51 − 1.74 ± 0.41 − 0.40 ± 0.51  
Relative importance     1 0.33  
  1. Success = breeding success; sex = male; σ: standard deviation of the random effect