Towards Dependence in General Branching Processes

  • Peter Jagers
Part of the The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications book series (IMA, volume 84)


The exponential growth of expected population size and ensuing stabilization of composition can be obtained quite generally, even in branching populations with interaction between individuals, through conditioning the contribution of each individual by a suitable, individually adapted, historical a-algebra. Then process convergence can be established provided disjoint daughter populations compete or do not have very strongly positively correlated sizes, or at least not too many of them collaborate closely.

Key words

branching process population dynamics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Jagers
    • 1
  1. 1.Chalmers University of Technology, and Gothenburg UniversityGermany

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