A brief guide to model selection, multimodel inference and model averaging in behavioural ecology using Akaike's information criterion
Matthew RE Symonds, Adnan Moussalli
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology | SPRINGER | Published : 2011
This paper originates from a presentation by the first author at the 12th International Behavioral Ecology Congress at Cornell University in the post-conference symposium 'Advances in statistical philosophy and experimental design in behavioral ecology' organised by Laszlo Garamszegi and Shinichi Nakagawa. We thank Laszlo Garamszegi for inviting us to contribute to this issue. We are indebted to Goncalo Cardoso for allowing us to use and reanalyse his junco data for the example in this paper. We thank six anonymous reviewers for their time and efforts. The members of the Animal Behaviour and Evolution group at the University of Melbourne also provided useful feedback on the manuscript. MRES was financially supported by the Australian Research Council.