Table 4. Importance values, model-averaged parameter estimates, and associated unconditional standard errors (SE) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for parameters explaining mean temperature in Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma furcata) nests at Kasatochi Island, Alaska. Parameters are listed in order of importance for each year based on importance values; only those appearing in competing models (ΔAICc < 2.0) are shown.


Year Parameter† Importance Estimate SE 95% CI
2005 ROCK 1.00 -0.042 0.004 0.008
VEGC 0.45 0.001 0.002 0.004
SLP 0.32 0.005 0.003 0.006
ANGV 0.14 0.001 0.003 0.006
Intercept 3.552 3.930 7.703
2006 ROCK 1.00 -0.022 0.005 0.010
SLP 0.43 0.008 0.003 0.006
ANGV 0.29 0.001 0.002 0.004
VEGC 0.16 0.001 0.002 0.004
Intercept 4.072 4.653 8.943

†ANGV: vertical nest angle; ROCK: relative amount of rock that composed each nest; SLP: slope; VEGC: vegetation cover