Data set

Variables tested

Highest probability model (HPM)

Posterior probability of HPM

Posterior probability of individual factors


Combined

ND, PS, ND*PS

Constant

0.211

P(ND) = 0.386

   
P(PS) = 0.381

   
P(ND*PS) = 0.205


PS, GD, PS*GD

Constant

0.213

P(PS) = 0.399

   
P(GD) = 0.393

   
P(PS*GD) = 0.194


ND, GD, ND*GD

Constant, ND*GD, GD, ND

0.272

P(ND) = 0.360

   
P(GD) = 0.356

   
P(ND*GD) = 0.272

Adults

ND, PS, ND*PS

Constant

0.209

P(ND) = 0.395

   
P(PS) = 0.384

   
P(ND*PS) = 0.205


PS, GD, PS*GD

Constant

0.205

P(PS) = 0.405

   
P(GD) = 0.402

   
P(PS*GD) = 0.189


ND, GD, ND*GD

Constant, ND*GD, GD, ND

0.276

P(ND) = 0.348

   
P(GD) = 0.360

   
P(ND*GD) = 0.276

Seedlings

ND, PS, ND*PS

Constant, ND*PS, ND, PS

0.217

P(ND) = 0.392

   
P(PS) = 0.388

   
P(ND*PS) = 0.217


PS, GD, PS*GD

Constant, PS

0.204

P(PS) = 0.399

   
P(GD) = 0.396

   
P(PS*GD) = 0.195


ND, GD, ND*GD

Constant, ND*GD, GD, ND

0.268

P(ND) = 0.357

   
P(GD) = 0.359

   
P(ND*GD) = 0.268

 Note: ND = Edge to edge distance from the nearest neighbor patch; PS = Patch size or area; GD = Mean of the pairwise center to center patch distance.