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Branching Brownian Motion
and the Spinal Decomposition

(Lecture notes given at the Winter School "Stochastic Analysis of Spatially Extended Models", Darmstadt, Germany, March 23-27, 2015.)

Chapter I. Branching Brownian motion

Chapter II. Branching random walks with selection

Chapter III. Biased random walks on trees

Chapter IV. The spinal decomposition

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