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Table 3 Solution for random effects from models fitted with heterogeneous among-year variance

From: Sand lizard (Lacerta agilis) phenology in a warming world

Effect Variance (S.E.) −2 LogL χ 2 d.f. P
Null   3825.2    
Year 36.721 (15.000) 3562.6 262.6 1 <.0001
Random intercept 3.633 (1.758) 3557.4 5.2 1 0.0225
Random slope 0 (.) 3557.1 0.3 2 0.8607
Residual error Variance (S.E.)   Residual error   Variance (S.E.)
1987 55.535 (19.263)   2001   20.434 (5.501)
1988 12.301 (4.856)   2002   25.320 (5.370)
1989 8.7973 (3.3268)   2003   18.956 (4.536)
1990 67.012 (16.763)   2004   57.974 (12.454)
1991 46.235 (20.580)   2005   18.206 (4.176)
1998 14.3431 (4.930)   2006   10.535 (4.451)
1999 16.5202 (4.585)   2007   35.037 (8.939)
2000 41.3448 (9.956)     
  1. The most parsimonious model is denoted in bold face and the annual residual errors refer to this model. A covariance term between individual intercepts and slopes is included in the Random slope-model, hence d.f. = 2