This chapter, like Chapter 2, is about population models in which time and population structure are discrete, but here the models contain vital rates that vary randomly over time. Such random variation is ubiquitous and can strongly influence the dynamics and evolution of populations. I aim to present the main ideas and techniques that are used to study these influences. These methods are applied in Chapter 8 by Orzack, Chapter 15 by Nations and Boyce, and Chapter 16 by Dixon et al.


Sample Path Projection Matrix Random Environment Vital Rate Dominant Eigenvalue 
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