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Table 1 Research hypotheses and corresponding model parameters

From: Microrefuges and the occurrence of thermal specialists: implications for wildlife persistence amidst changing temperatures

Hypothesis Model parameters
Local habitat Best local-habitat model
Surface temperature (magnitude) SurfTemp.mean + SurfTemp.mean2
Surface temperature (variation)
Interstitial temperature (magnitude) InterstitialTemp.mean
Interstitial temperature (variation)
Microrefuge (magnitude) |TempDiff.mean|
Microrefuge (variation)
  1. Four alternative hypotheses about the relationship between American pika (Ochotona princeps) occurrence and microrefuges, and the corresponding model parameters. Three of our four hypotheses included predictions associated with both magnitude (mean value of a temperature parameter) and constancy (standard deviation of a temperature parameter). These hypotheses, consequently, appear twice