Survival and Growth of a Branching Random Walk in Random Environment

C. Bartsch, N. Gantert, M. Kochler

2009, v.15, №4, 525-548

ABSTRACT

We consider a particular Branching Random Walk in Random Environment (BRWRE) on $\mathbb{N}_0$ started with one particle at the origin. Particles reproduce according to an offspring distribution (which depends on the location) and move either one step to the right (with a probability in $(0,1]$ which also depends on the location) or stay in the same place. We give criteria for local and global survival and show that global survival is equivalent to exponential growth of the moments. Further, on the event of survival the number of particles grows almost surely exponentially fast with the same growth rate as the moments.

Keywords: branching process in random environment,branching random walk

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