+ dredge output response in MuMIn

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#1

Can someone please tell me what the + output means in the dredge function output for lmer in MuMIn package? This is for a categorical variable. I cannot find anything online and i'm going nuts. Similarly, how to interpret.

input code is
library(MuMIn) ## This is the package for multimodel comparisions
library(lme4) ## This is the package to do mixed models using lmer()

This is the model with Bowl as random effect

fm1 <- lmer(Vol ~ Density+biomass+stemWid+row2+(1|Box),data=Bdata,na.action = "na.fail")
dd1 <- dredge(fm1)

where all variables are continuous except for Density (2 levels Low or high) and row (4 levels - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th; this variable should be ordinal and I am struggling to specify it as such as well).
my out put looks like this where density and row2 are get "+" and I cannot figure out how to interpret that.
Global model call: lmer(formula = Vol ~ Density + biomass + stemWid + row2 + (1 |
Box), data = Bdata, na.action = "na.fail")

Model selection table
(Intrc) bimss Dnsty row2 stmWd df logLik AICc delta weight
8 -0.8677 1.524 + + 8 -95.699 213.7 0.00 0.373
6 -2.4380 1.614 + 7 -98.125 214.9 1.26 0.199
16 -1.2290 1.304 + + 0.5109 9 -94.627 215.4 1.78 0.154
15 5.3570 + + 1.6620 8 -96.762 215.8 2.13 0.129
14 -2.8900 1.439 + 0.4144 8 -97.088 216.4 2.78 0.093
7 12.8100 + + 7 -99.460 217.6 3.93 0.052
Models ranked by AICc(x)
Random terms (all models):
‘1 | Box’


#2

Hi! Welcome!

I’m afraid I don’t have an answer for you, but I have a couple of suggestions to hopefully help you get an answer faster:

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