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Table 1 Contribution of environmental variables to Anopheles Maxent model, including and excluding variants of temperature and NDVI

From: Where have all the mosquito nets gone? Spatial modelling reveals mosquito net distributions across Tanzania do not target optimal Anopheles mosquito habitats

Variable % Contribution to model AUC with variable alone AUC without variable Model AUC
Model 1
 Elevation 66.2 0.817 0.772 0.869
 Human population distribution 28.2 0.727 0.773  
 Land cover 4.2 0.634 0.865  
 Mean temperature 1.2 0.615 0.874  
 Mean NDVI 0 0.593 0.869  
Model 2
 Elevation 65.9 0.817 0.769 0.875
 Human population distribution 28.0 0.727 0.815  
 Land cover 4.3 0.634 0.870  
 Max temperature 1.4 0.546 0.876  
 Max NDVI 0.5 0.542 0.875  
Model 3
 Elevation 64.3 0.817 0.766 0.862
 Human population distribution 27.1 0.727 0.800  
 Land cover 4.0 0.634 0.857  
 Min NDVI 2.9 0.606 0.875  
 Min temperature 1.6 0.575 0.862  
Model 4
 Elevation 66.5 0.812 0.764 0.872
 Human population distribution 28 0.732 0.794  
 Land cover 5.5 0.640 0.876  
  1. Variants of temperature and NDVI (mean, maximum, minimum) were attempted in different models, but yielded similar minor contributions to the model. AUC, or area under the curve, values approaching 1 indicate the model’s perfect discrimination between suitable and unsuitable areas for the target species, and values near 0.5 indicate performance no better than random. Model 4 was retained for analyses