Evolution of branching processes in a random environment
Journal article, 2013
This review paper presents the known results on the asymptotics of the survival probability and limit theorems conditioned on survival of critical and subcritical branching processes in independent and identically distributed random environments. This is a natural generalization of the time-inhomogeneous branching processes. The key assumptions of the family of population models in question are nonoverlapping generations and discrete time. The reader should be aware of the fact that there are many very interesting papers covering other issues in the theory of branching processes in random environments which are not mentioned here.