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2009 Generalised Stable Fleming-Viot Processes as Flickering Random Measures
Matthias Birkner, Jochen Blath
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Electron. J. Probab. 14: 2418-2437 (2009). DOI: 10.1214/EJP.v14-712


We study some remarkable path-properties of generalised stable Fleming-Viot processes (including the so-called spatial Neveu superprocess), inspired by the notion of a "wandering random measure" due to Dawson and Hochberg (1982). In particular, we make use of Donnelly and Kurtz' (1999) modified lookdown construction to analyse their longterm scaling properties, exhibiting a rare natural example of a scaling family of probability laws converging in f.d.d. sense, but not weakly w.r.t. any of Skorohod's topologies on path space. This phenomenon can be explicitly described and intuitively understood in terms of "sparks", leading to the concept of a "flickering random measure". In particular, this completes results of Fleischmann and Wachtel (2006) about the spatial Neveu process and complements results of Dawson and Hochberg (1982) about the classical Fleming Viot process.


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Matthias Birkner. Jochen Blath. "Generalised Stable Fleming-Viot Processes as Flickering Random Measures." Electron. J. Probab. 14 2418 - 2437, 2009.


Accepted: 3 November 2009; Published: 2009
First available in Project Euclid: 1 June 2016

zbMATH: 1190.60040
MathSciNet: MR2563246
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/EJP.v14-712

Primary: 60G57
Secondary: 60G17

Keywords: flickering random measure , Generalised Fleming-Viot process , Lookdown construction , measure-valued diffusion , Neveu superprocess , path properties , Skorohod topology , tightness , wandering random measure

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