## Abstract

We study pairs of interacting measure-valued branching processes (superprocesses) with α-stable migration and (1 + β)(branching mechanism. The interaction is realized via some killing procedure. The collision local time for such processes is constructed as a limit of approximating collision local times. For certain dimensions this convergence holds uniformly over all pairs of such interacting su-perprocesses. We use this uniformity to prove existence of a solution to a competing species martingale problem under a natural dimension restriction. The competing species model describes the evolution of two populations where individuals of diffierent types may kill each other if they collide. In the case of Brownian migration and finite variance branching, the model was introduced by Evans and Perkins (1994). The fact that now the branching mechanism does not have finite variance requires the development of new methods for handling the collision local time which we believe are of some independent interest.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 1-59 |

Number of pages | 59 |

Journal | Electronic Journal of Probability |

Volume | 8 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 1 Jan 2003 |

## Keywords

- Collision local time
- Collision measure
- Competing superprocesses
- Interactive branching
- Interactive super-processes
- Martingale problem
- Measure-valued branching
- State-dependent branching
- Superprocess with immigration
- Superprocess with killing

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Statistics and Probability
- Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty