The multi-type bisexual Galton-Watson branching process.

Resumen:  The bisexual Galton-Watson process [Daley, ’68] is an extension of the classical Galton-Watson process, but taking into account the mating of females and males, which form couples that can accomplish reproduction. Properties such as extinction conditions and asymptotic behaviour have been studied in the past years, but multi-type versions have only been treated in some particular cases. In this work we deal with a general multi-dimensional version of Daley’s model, where we consider different types of females and males, which mate according to a “mating function”. We consider that this function is superadditive, which in simple words implies that two groups of females and males will form a larger number of couples together rather than separate. One of the main difficulties in the study of this process is the absence of a linear operator that is the key to understand its behavior in the asexual case, but in our case it turns out to be only concave. To overcome this issue, we use a concave Perron-Frobenius theory [Krause, ’94] which ensures the existence of eigen-elements for some concave operators. Using this tool, we find a necessary and sufficient condition for almost sure extinction as well as a law of large numbers. Finally, we study the convergence of the process in the long-time through the identification of a supermartingale.

Date: Aug 23, 2023 at 16:15:00 h
Venue: Sala Multimedia CMM, Piso 6, Beaucheff 851 Edificio Norte.
Speaker: Nicolás Zalduendo
Affiliation: Université de Lorraine, Francia
Coordinator: Avelio Sepúlveda
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Posted on Aug 18, 2023 in Seminario de Probabilidades de Chile, Seminars