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Table 2 AIC and coefficients of models which had ΔAIC < 2 compared to the lowest AIC model for explaining sapling density

From: Susceptible conditions for debarking by deer in subalpine coniferous forests in central Japan

AIC ΔAIC Elevation zonea 2500 m BAb of conspecific trees Dist. grassland Speciesc Tree density
Abies veitchii Picea jezoensis Tsuga diversifolia
1382.409 0.000   0.048 9.310 × 10−4 −0.555 −2.675 −1.237  
1382.624 0.214 0.745 0.048 9.561 × 10−4 −0.559 −2.676 −1.236 −0.018
1383.631 1.272 0.210 0.048 9.372 × 10−4 −0.557 −2.680 −1.239  
1384.286 1.877   0.048 9.311 × 10−4 −0.554 −2.672 −1.239 −0.002
  1. aCoefficient of elevation zone was calculated as a relative value when the coefficient of the low-elevation zone (2000 m) was set to 0. bBA, basal area. cCoefficient of species was calculated as a relative value when the coefficient of Abies mariesii was set to 0