A new coexistence result for competing contact processes

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Neuhauser [Probab. Theory Related Fields 91 (1992) 467-506] considered the two-type contact process and showed that on ℤ 2 coexistence is not possible if the death rates are equal and the particles use the same dispersal neighborhood. Here, we show that it is possible for a species with a long-,but finite, range dispersal kernel to coexist with a superior competitor with nearest-neighbor dispersal in a model that includes deaths of blocks due to "forest fires." © Institute of Mathematical Statistics, 2006.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chan, B; Durrett, R

Published Date

  • August 1, 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 1155 - 1165

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1050-5164

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1050-5164

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1214/105051606000000132

Citation Source

  • Scopus