Spatial population models with local self-interactions

Description

We consider spatial population models with local (self-)interactions. The interaction can be either induced by a common random (spatial) environment in which the individuals live or it can be modelled explicitly by a local feed-back mechanism which regulates an individual’s offspring law depending on the configuration in a certain neighbourhood around it. These models are more realistic than classical branching random walks, where particles move and branch completely independently; they are also harder to analyse because of this lack of independence and also because they typically are not “monotone” systems, since adding additional individuals can be actually harmful for the present population.

We focus on (1) extinction versus survival regimes, (2) in an equilibrium, when including neutraltypes: growth of clusters versus local diversity, (3) front speed and fluctuations in expanding populations in a random environment. A common connecting tool is the study of the spatial embedding of ancestral lines, which are random walks in a dynamic random environment.

Preprints/Publications

Stein Andreas Bethuelsen, Matthias Birkner, Andrej Depperschmidt, Timo Schlüter: Local limit theorems for a directed random walk on the backbone of a supercritical oriented percolation cluster (05/2021)

Members

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    Prof. Dr. Matthias Birkner

    Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
    Principal Investigator
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    Prof. Dr. Nina Jael Gantert

    Technische Universität München
    Principal Investigator
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    Dr. Alice Callegaro

    Technische Universität München
    Associated Scientist
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    Prof. Dr. Jiří Černý

    Universität Basel
    Associated Scientist
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    B. Sc. Gideon R. Chiusole

    Technische Universität München
    Associated Scientist
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    M. Sc. Jan Lukas Igelbrink

    Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
    Associated Scientist
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    M. Sc. Pascal Oswald

    Universität Basel
    Associated Scientist
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    Dr. Guilherme Henrique de Paula Reis

    Technische Universität München
    Associated Scientist

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