Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology

, Volume 65, Issue 2, pp 415–415 | Cite as

Erratum to: AIC model selection and multimodel inference in behavioral ecology: some background, observations, and comparisons

  • Kenneth P. BurnhamEmail author
  • David R. Anderson
  • Kathryn P. Huyvaert

Erratum to: Behav Ecol Sociobiol

DOI 10.1007/s00265-010-1029-6

The original version of this article unfortunately contained a mistake.

On page 4, the equation used to calculate model probabilities as a strength of evidence is incorrect.

The corrected equation is given below.
$$ {w_i} = {\hbox{Prob}}\left\{ {{\hbox{model}}\,{g_i}|{\hbox{data}}} \right\} = {\ell_i}/\sum\limits_{{j = 1}}^R {{\ell_j}.} $$
On page 6, the presentation of table 3 was incorrect. The corrected table is given below.
Table 3

A model set for the example examining ecological factors and extra-pair paternity in a hypothetical bird species

Model description

Model notation

Male body size (‘body’)

β0 + β2iX2i

Food availability (‘food’)

β0 + β4X4

Male dominance (‘status’)

β0 + β5X5

Territory quality (‘territory’)

β0 + β7X7


β0 + β2iX2i + β4X4


β0 + β2iX2i + β5X5


β0 + β2iX2i + β7X7


β0 + β4X4 + β5X5


β0 + β4X4 + β7X7


β0 + β2iX2i + β4X4 + β5X5


β0 + β2iX2i + β4X4 + β7X7


β0 + β2iX2i + β5X5 + β2i,5(X2i*X5)


β0 + β2iX2i + β7X7 + β2i,7(X2i*X7)


β0 + β4X4 + β7X7 + β4,7(X4*X7)

Intercept only

β 0

The models link the hypothesized predictor variables from Table 2 with the probability of having an extra-pair young in the nest. Each model is a representation of the biological hypothesis of interest. Models are of the form, logit [Prob(EPY)] = β 0 + β z X z, but the notation is truncated here to list the intercept and response variables and their relationship to each other, if applicable

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth P. Burnham
    • 1
    Email author
  • David R. Anderson
    • 1
  • Kathryn P. Huyvaert
    • 2
  1. 1.Colorado Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research UnitColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA
  2. 2.Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation BiologyColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA

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