On the Complete Life Career of Populations in Environments with a Finite Carrying Capacity
Journal article, 2015

If a general branching process evolves in a habitat with a finite carrying capacity, i. e. a number such that reproduction turns subcritical as soon as population size exceeds that number, then the population may either die out quickly, or else grow up to arround the carrying capacity, where it will linger for a long time, until it starts decaying exponentially to extinction.


branching process

population life span


Peter Jagers

Chalmers, Mathematical Sciences, Mathematical Statistics

University of Gothenburg

Pliska Studia Mathematica

0204-9805 (ISSN)

Vol. 24 55-60

Subject Categories

Evolutionary Biology


Probability Theory and Statistics


Basic sciences

Areas of Advance

Life Science Engineering (2010-2018)

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